Darmstadt, October 27, 2011

    Flexibility thanks to modular systems

    Schenck Process introduces the product line for vacuum conveying

    The MoveMaster® Vac product line for vacuum conveying is specially designed to gently convey mixed materials, which is required for when handling powders and granulated substances, as well as pellets, tablets, capsules or fibrous bulk materials. MoveMaster® Vac loading stations and vacuum receivers cover a wide variety of conveying applications in the plastics, chemical, pharmaceutical and food industries, such as:

    Loss-in-weight and volumetric feeder refilling

    Batching (fill weighing)

    Blender charging and discharging

    Bulk bag or sack unloading Filling / emptying silos, day tanks etc.

    The machines will be on show at the Schenck Process stand at PowTech 2011, which will run from 11 to 13 October in Nuremberg. At stand 539 in Hall 7, the weighing and feeding specialist will be showcasing the stainless steel versions of the MoveMaster® Vac loading stations for powder and pellets for feeding ProFlex® C 500 loss-in-weight feeders.

    The loading stations feature a modular design and have a number of options for unloading sacks, bulk bags and octabins using suction wands or tank base manifolds, for instance. Flow promotion machines are available as an option. They allow for conveying of even the most difficult materials. Hygienic linings can be used to convey fragile products, such as tablets and capsules.

    The vacuum receivers are modular too. They are either supplied without a filter to convey dust-free pellets or with a filter for powder or dusty bulk materials. There is a variety of options available for automatic filter cleaning. The vacuum receivers can be used as single conveyors, or be combined with a common vacuum source – be it an air venturi device, exhauster, claw pump or roots blower.

    The modular system offers flexibility not just in terms of the vacuum source, but in the material selection and filtration too. It is therefore suitable for a wide variety of applications. Every module for the product loading stations and the vacuum receiver is attached by quick-connect band clamps, allowing for extremely easy maintenance and cleaning.

    The conveyors feature precipitous tanks as standard, which ensure smooth material withdrawal, without the need for additional withdrawal machines. The full bore discharge flap valves and butterfly discharge valves that enable refilling of loss-in-weight feeders are standard features too. Control and sequencing of the conveying system can be by either solid state microprocessor controller or a programmable logic controller.

    The MoveMaster® Vac range of products can be used for applications from lean to dense flow conveying. The design allows for gentle conveying of materials with virtually no degradation.

    Schenck Process was able to expand its range thanks to its takeover of Clyde Process Solutions, a leading supplier of air filtration, pneumatic conveying and injection technologies, at the start of 2011.