An Air Slide conveyer uses the forces of gravity to do most of the work without any moving parts. Material is fluidised through a porous media with low-pressure air. Material flow is achieved by sloping the air slide conveyor to match the fluidised angle of repose of the powdered material. At the correct slope, fluidised materials flow with the consistency of a liquid.
Airslide Air Gravity systems provide high capacity material handling while offering many economical and environmental advantages. Energy requirements are minimal because only a small volume of air at a low pressure is required to move material. Since the system is installed overhead, valuable floor space and added headroom are available for other purposes. By eliminating the need for massive support members, it permits a flexibility of plant design not available with straight-line conveyors. The Airslide conveyor is dust tight. As a result, the system is extremely friendly to the environment.
- Distribution from bucket elevators to storage silos
- Gathering under baghouses/ precipitators
- Feed to process
- Feed to other conveyors
- Loadout from bulk silos to trucks, railcarts or barges
- In-plant conveying
- Storage silo/ bin withdrawal