VOLKMANN’s Vacuum Conveyors can transport numerous granulated bulk materials, small parts, powders, and pigments under vacuum in lean and dense phase through hoses and pipes. They are easy to install and quite simple to operate. By using vacuum these systems can keep the production environment clean.
Due to constant development and improvement in technology, removal of explosion risks and with a focus on good hygienic solutions, Vacuum Conveyors today are a preferred choice in many industries. They can transfer nano-sized material and fine dust with particles size from 0,1 µm up to bigger sized tablets, sweets, or bottle caps, for example. They are good for highly abrasive powders, mixtures, light filling materials (such as fumed silica with a bulk density of only 0,05 kg/l), but also work well with metal powders which can have bulk densities of up to 10 kg/l.
They can make all powder handling in production processes safe and reliable, making the work of operators easier and improving the conditions in the workplace: choose Vacuum Conveying systems from VOLKMANN.
The heart of a vacuum conveyor system is the vacuum conveyor. Our modular series are available in different sizes and thus cover a wide performance spectrum. At the same time, requirements such as hygienic design or pressure shock resistance can also be met.
Vacuum conveyors of the VS series are proven all-rounders for clean and safe bulk material handling. The modular design allows them to be used for a wide variety of bulk materials and applications.
If high demands are made on cleaning and hygiene, the PPC vacuum conveyors are the optimal choice. This makes them particularly suitable for the pharmaceutical industry and for pigment processing.
The INEX series is the optimum solution for conveying material with an inert gas and for installation in the gas Ex area.
Pressure Resistant and Shock-Proof Vacuum Conveyors are used when a pressure shock resistance of 10 bar (g) is required in combination with the subsequent delivery station (mixer, reactor, etc.).
A tablet conveyor is used for gentle conveying of fragile tablets and capsules, e.g. in the pharmaceutical industry.
Conveying solids in a liquid is occasionally used to transport sensitive foodstuffs through pipelines and hoses, and vacuum conveying is also ideally suited for this purpose.
The CC vacuum conveyor enables continuous material extraction from a feed point with simultaneous continuous discharge of the conveyed material.
With powder locks, powder or bulk material can be buffered and flushed with an inert gas. Double-flap powder locks are often installed between a vacuum conveyor and a mixer, reactor, or other discharge point.
Volkmann liquid suction units simply and reliably extract liquids, of varying viscosity, and transport the - optionally filtered - medium directly into collection containers, collection bags, barrels, and machines.
Suitable for the Chemical, Pharma and Food industries (amongst others), our modular designed Vacuum Conveyors offer an easily customisable solution to match each individual application. Even critical materials can be conveyed safely, and modified conveyors can be used for hazardous applications, such as inside explosion risk areas or with highly toxic materials.
Our modular design allows for quick dispatch times for complete standard conveyors (approximately 1-2 weeks for Food-/Chemical-Conveyors, 3-4 weeks for Pharma Conveyors, 4-8 weeks for highly customized systems).
Conveying capacities: 100 kg/h up to 3.5 t/h (with a possible maximum of about 12 t/h)
Conveying distance will affect the achievable transfer rate and have been seen to vary from as little as a few meters up to 100m (with total lift of 40m).
We offer conveying trials and demonstrations on-site or in our test facility. With any query we analyse your material handling task, along with any special requirements, to convey your products. We want you to be sure, that the required capacity is reached, that your product is not affected in an unacceptable way by the transportation and convince you of the stability of the vacuum conveying process provided by Volkmann Conveyors.
A) Material loading (pick-up) location – All materials can be picked up directly out of/from production- and process machines, bins, bags, containers etc.
B) Vacuum Conveyor
C) Material discharging (receiving) location – The transported material is loaded in cycles from the top into a bin or process machine, for example into blenders, presses, bins, filling- and packaging machines etc.