Unlocking Efficiency : Navigating the World of Pneumatic Conveyors

In our pursuit of innovation and efficiency, it’s crucial to explore cutting-edge solutions that streamline processes and elevate industrial operations.

Today, let’s delve into the world of Pneumatic Conveyors—an integral component in the seamless transport of dry granular or powdered materials within industrial settings.


Understanding Pneumatic Conveying

Pneumatic conveying involves using air (or an inert gas) as a carrier to transport materials through a pipeline. This method is extensively employed in industries where there’s a need to move powders or granular materials efficiently, especially when the destination is at a considerable distance or the routing through existing factory equipment makes it difficult to implement a mechanical conveyor solution.

While mechanical conveyors like belt conveyors, screw conveyors, and bucket elevators present viable alternatives, the choice depends on factors such as application suitability and cost-effectiveness.

Selecting the Right Conveyor: A Balancing Act

The type of conveyor chosen plays a pivotal role, balancing application suitability with the economic considerations of initial capital layout and running costs. At Techmatic, we understand the importance of this equilibrium and strive to provide solutions that optimize both efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

The selection between a pneumatic conveyor and a mechanical conveyor is subject to various considerations. Techmatic has compiled a direct cost comparison guideline of each system, available upon request.


Selections between types of pneumatic conveyors are driven by technical requirements as well as running and capital costs.

A significant factor influencing the selection of a pneumatic conveyor is the actual velocity at which the product is conveyed:

  • Lean Phase Conveyors:      Generally, not used for fragile products and situations where material breakage and degradation cannot be tolerated.
  • Dense Phase Conveyors:   Often preferred, as the initial conveying velocity of 5m/s is gentle on the product, and lower velocities reduce material degradation.



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