Vacuum Conveying Solutions For The Food Processing Industry
The Volkmann VS Pneumatic Vacuum Conveyor Series is perfectly suited to meet the requirements of the food industry. Its modular design can be adapted for a variety of different bulk materials (from fine powdered sugar to roughly-cut, small pieces of ham). It is simple and can be disassembled without tools making cleaning and product changeover particularly user-friendly.
Most food ingredients are of organic origin and therefore flammable as they can form explosive dust. Volkmann Vacuum Conveyors are ATEX certified. Even substances with low minimum ignition energy such as maltodextrin or corn flour are transported reliably, efficiently and safely.
In the food industry, vacuum conveyors are becoming the preferred choice over mechanical conveying systems that are no longer able to meet the increased requirements for transportation.
VS Series Vacuum Conveyors are:
- 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
Advantages of Volkmann VS Vacuum Conveyors:
- hygienic design of all components
- state-of-the art filter technology
- no compacting of the powder within the conveyor
- easy product discharging, full bore opening
- purely pneumatic powered systems with failsafe controls
- electrical vacuum pumps upon request
- valves, fittings, instruments, controls to meet your specific application
- no tools required for disassembly and cleaning
Their unique modular design allows the exact configuration to meet the specific demands of the conveying application. Our experience and product database along with our custom tests with your material, allow us to optimize your production process with the most suitable transport solution.
VS Vacuum Conveyors are available with conveying rates from 100 up to 20,000 lbs/h.
Every new VS Pneumatic Vacuum Conveyor is ATEX certified in accordance with directive 94/9/EG for the installation inside Zones 1, 2, 21, and 22. EC-type examination certificate No. TÜV 02 ATEX 7005 X. For safe operation special terms/conditions apply.
[Ex] II 1 D c 80°C / II 2 GD 100°C (T4)V
Some examples of VS vacuum conveyors used in the food industry:
- Emptying and loading of bagged goods
- Emptying (and filling) of big bags, material loading in combination with protective sieving and metal detection
- Mixer loading (product feeding to mixers)
- Product supply to filling systems and packing machines
- Material replenishment to dusting systems
- Return feed and recovery of excess dusting material
- Dust extraction and return during packing (re-work)
- Product supply for dosing devices (volumetric/gravimetric)
- Kneader feeding
- Silo filling
All contact materials meet FDA and USDA standards.