The low product speed achieves a dense conveying phase with very little product segregation. This also means the conveyed product is handled very gently, with very little attrition, and therefore extremely low wear rates within the conveying pipes. It is easy to engineer such a system with many different product feeding points. Due to the low air and energy consumptions this system is very efficient, especially advantageous if conditioned (i.e. cooled / dried) air is required for conveying the product.
The AZO®VacuumPlus - dense phase conveying system is a new conveying system, intelligently combining the advantages of pressure and vacuum systems. Whenever fragile and/or temperature sensitive bulk materials need to be gently conveyed without segregation, this new materials handling technology is the solution – especially for applications with medium throughputs and conveying distances of up to 100 m.
This conveying technology is basically separated into two different versions; i) discontinuous operation, and ii) continuous operation. The decision of which version should be used is dependant upon the nature of the manufacturing process (either before or after the conveying stage).
For instance, if the conveying system is feeding a batching process, a discontinuous system is recommended. If the manufacturing process is continuous, then a continuous AZO®VacuumPlus system is probably more appropriate.
AZO®VacuumPlus system, discontinuous
The product pickup point is equipped with a secondary air intake. Several additional air intake ports are also installed along the conveying pipe up to the receiver. The number and position of the air intake points is dictated by several parameters such as the nature of the product itself, the required throughput, pipe routing and other conditions. The reception point or receiver of the discontinuous AZO® VacuumPlus system is equipped with a butterfly outlet valve. The conveyed product discharges completely into the downstream process after each conveying cycle. This system should be used for batching processes.
AZO®VacuumPlus system, continuous
This conveying system consists of a product pickup device, a conveying line with air intake ports and a receiver equipped with a rotary valve. Vacuum pumps, suitable for high negative pressure, are used for generating the required vacuum. Convenient controls enable trouble-free operation of the conveying cycle.
Our customers are:
- Manufacturers of convenience food and nutriments
- Manufacturers of spices and baking ingredients
- Bakery product manufacturers
- Pet food manufacturers
AZO transports raw materials such as bulk goods, liquids, ingredients, flavourings and enzymes fully automatically into industrial production processes. Process steps such as mixing, kneading, stirring, baking, boiling, extruding, filling and packing are automated as far as possible. Future–proof process engineering, innovative process technology and trend-setting process IT ensure the highest standard of quality in soups, sauces, dough products, potato products, spice mixtures, cereals, jams, snacks, bakery ingredients, packed bakery products, pre-formed dough, fresh bakery products and pet food.
Our customers are:
- Pharmaceutical manufacturers
- Manufacturers of dairy products
- Confectionery manufacturers
- Beverage manufacturers
AZO transports raw materials such as agents, auxiliary materials, ingredients, active agents, bulk goods, additives and liquids fully automatically into industrial production processes. Process steps such as dissolving, crystallising, centrifuging, drying, mixing, granulating, milling, calibrating, pelleting, coating, pasteurising, cooling, spraying, filling and packing are automated as far as possible. Future-proof process engineering and innovative process control technology coupled with trend-setting process IT ensure the highest standard of quality in active ingredients, liquids, tablets, capsules, granulate, milk powder, yoghurt, puddings, ice cream, margarine, diet foods, baby food, coffee, tea, confectionary and beverages.
Our customers are:
- Manufacturers of hygiene and cosmetic products
- Manufacturers of paints, lacquers and building chemistry
- Manufacturers of cleaning products and protective agents
- Manufacturers of fine and base chemical products
AZO transports raw materials such as bulk goods, additives, pigments, liquids, enzymes and fillers fully automatically into industrial production processes. Process steps such as mixing, kneading, milling, dispersing, pressing, extruding, filling and packing are automated as far as possible. Future-proof process engineering and innovative process technology coupled with trend-setting process IT ensure the highest standard of quality in toothpaste, hair care products, cosmetics, nappies, paints, lacquers, toners, plasters, cements, renders, screeds, plasterboards, super-absorbers, additives, resins, textile additives, detergents, cleaning products, fire extinguisher products, protective agents, adhesives and fine chemical products.
Our customers are:
- PVC dry blend manufacturers and companies within the extrusion sector
- Manufacturers of plastic compounds with surface improvement
- Companies within the PVC paste processing sector
- Additive and master batch manufacturers and plastic processing companies
AZO transports raw materials such as plastic powders, chalk, titanium dioxide, modifiers, additives, plasticisers, paints, pigments, stabilisers, fluids, granulates and masterbatch fully automatically to mixers, extruders, compounders, granulating and dispersing systems, coating units, blown film extrusion lines right up to injection moulding machines and compactors. Future-proof process engineering and innovative process technology coupled with trend-setting process IT ensure the highest standard of quality in profiles, pipes, slabs, films, compounds, floor coverings, wall coverings and synthetic wallpapers as well as plastic additives, plastic films, technical plastic components, hollow bodies, glass components and spunbond web.
The individual AZO®Service ensures that your production processes are continually working properly for the complete runtime of your automatic feeding systems. Qualified and experienced service employees support and advise you in terms of
- New AZO feeding system installations
- Instructions and training
- On-site production assistance
- Documentation on spare parts
- Preventative inspections and maintenance
- Hotline service
- Maintenance and inspection contracts
- Original spare parts
- Global on-site servicing
- Repair service
- Retrofit modification and relocation of existing systems