Volkmann Pneumatic Vacuum Conveyors for Safe, Contained Powder Transfer
Food, pharmaceutical, chemical and additive manufacturers have come to rely on VOLKMANN for dense phase vacuum conveying solutions as well as lean and plug flow transfer without damage or abrasion.
Engineered and manufactured for ease of installation and simple operation, a Volkmann pneumatic conveyor works with negative pressure below atmospheric conditions to help keep the production environment clean and prevent material escape into the environment.
Due to constant improvement in technology, avoidance of explosion risks by design and a focus on effective sanitary solutions, Volkmann Pneumatic Vacuum Conveyors are ATEX Certified. They are capable of dense phase conveying of nano-sized material and fine dust from 0,1 µm up to larger sized tablets, candy or bottle caps. They are effective in the pneumatic conveying of highly abrasive powders, mixtures, light filling materials, like fumed silica with only 0,05 kg/l bulk density, but work as well with metal powders with a bulk density of 10 kg/l such as those used in 3D printing and additive manufacturing.
A Volkmann Powder Conveying System offers the food, pharmaceutical, chemical and additive manufacturing industries:
- user friendly vacuum conveying with safe material transfer
- easy material aspiration and dust-free loading of machines
- gentle dense phase conveying, no segregation of material mixtures
- optimum hygiene conditions
- reliable filter systems in GMP quality
- simple installation and operation
- low energy consumption
- favorable investment- and operating costs
These pneumatic vacuum conveyors feature modular components allowing for customized modifications to suit the individual application. Dense phase vacuum conveying of even critical materials can be done safely and this vacuum conveying of powders can be adapted for use in hazardous applications inside explosion areas or with highly toxic materials.
The Volkmann Pneumatic Conveyor Comes in Two Customizable Product Series
Featurres of the VS Series for Pneumatic Conveying
- easy-to-install and operate
- assemble and disassemble quickly and simply by hand without tools – see how
- safe and reliable
- hygienic and easy to clean
- use common seals throughout the modules in each size
- share common filters throughout the VS range
Pharmaceutical (PPC) Vacuum Conveyors
These high quality, cGMP vacuum conveyors are used primarily by the pharmaceutical and color/lacquer industries. The PPC pneumatic vacuum conveyor features a one-piece, gap-free design for its separator elements that is completely electrical conductive. This design eliminates spaces where product might remain, and optimizes frequent product changes with easy, absolute cleaning of the process machinery to avoid product contamination and meet the highest quality standards. These powder conveying systems are easily dismantled without tools, can be cleaned quickly and can be sterilized – see how. A PPC Pneumatic Vacuum Conveyor is fitted with a large butterfly valve at the discharge. This, too, can be easily dismantled without tools.
PPC Pneumatic Vacuum Conveyors are offered as pre-configured units to suit the individual application. Customers can choose from a variety of pharmaceutical or electrical conductive filter systems (e.g. for hazardous inflammable materials). Special coatings, clamp modules, valve assemblies, WIP/CIP systems are available upon request.