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Discharge Aids

Some bulk products have such bad flowing characteristics that gravity alone is not sufficient to discharge them from silos or hoppers. As a result, typical flow problems such as clinging or arching occur. In order to restore a good material fluidity and to ensure a steady discharge, there are 2 main groups of discharge aids: Pneumatic Discharge Aids such as Aeration or fluidising pads, fluidising hoppers, and Air cannons, and Vibratory Discharge Aids, that can be installed internally or externally.

Suppliers for Discharge Aids:

Flag of CanadaLorenz Conveying Products Corp.

For 40+ years, Lorenz Conveying Products has been North America's leading single source manufacturer of Couplings, Elbows, Fittings, Diverter Valves, Slide Gates, Iris Valves and Cyclones for pneumatic conveying, vacuum and bulk handling systems. Servicing Food, Petfood, Chemical, Grain Milling, Minerals and Plastics & Packaging. We are the Conveying Products People!

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Flag of United StatesVAC-U-MAX

A worldwide leader in vacuum conveying, VAC-U-MAX specializes in the design and manufacture of pneumatic, aero-mechanical and flexible screw conveying systems and support equipment for conveying, weighing, and batching of over 10,000 various bulk materials for the food, pharmaceutical, nonwovens, chemical, and petrochemical industries.

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Flag of GermanySchenck Process Group

Operating for over 130 years, Schenck Process has engineered cutting-edge technologies and solutions across the bulk material handling spectrum, delivering unmatched precision and accuracy for dry powder pneumatic conveying, mixing, blending, milling, sifting, screening, weighing and feeding.  Additionally, the group provides highly efficient air filtration systems for dust collection applications.

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Flag of JapanEXEN Corporation

Since 1915, EXEN has been providing the best solution for clogging problems with our Pneumatic hammer "Air Knocker" and a wide range of flow aid devices such as vibrators and Air Blaster. Especially effective against fine powders in the hopper, silo, chute, spray dryer, dust collector and pipes. For material flow problems. No more banging! Excellent durability and quality. Made in Japan.

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Flag of United KingdomSpiroflow Ltd

Spiroflow is a global leader in mechanical process conveying, bulk bag loading & unloading equipment and an emerging leader in control systems integration. Beginning with the founder’s pioneering development of the flexible screw conveyor, Spiroflow’s equipment has set cutting edge benchmarks in safety, containment, sanitation, ergonomics and design.

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Flag of United StatesGeneral Kinematics

General Kinematics engineers and manufacturers vibrating equipment and systems for the processing of bulk materials. For six decades we've maintained a solid reputation for expert design leadership. From vibratory feeders to entire processes GK creates the solutions required to process materials for leading global organizations.

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Flag of GreeceAcmon Systems

Acmon Systems S.A. is an engineering company specializing in the field of Bulk material Handling solutions in a wide range of industry sectors. Acmon’s key competences involve process-engineering solutions for powders and liquids on a TurnKey basis ranging from 3D visualization design, manufacturing, installing, commissioning and start up complete with full automation and software packages along with comprehensive post-sales support."

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Flag of GreeceVraykos Mechanical Limited

Vraykos Limited specializes in the design, engineering and manufacturing of industrial projects. With our 30 years of experience in the field of industrial projects, our company has earned a reputation for its high quality services, punctuality and reliability. Our clientele mainly includes the largest industries that deal in food, plastics, chemicals and animal feed.

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Flag of United StatesBinMaster Level Controls

Inventory management & level sensors to measure solids & powders. Remote monitoring via smartphone, tablet, or PC using Binventory software or BinView web app. Continuous level measurement using non-contact or guided wave radar, laser, 3DLevelScanner, or SmartBob. Wireless systems and digital panel meters reduce costs and make silo inventory accessible anywhere. Point level alerts via rotary, diaphragm switch, capacitance probe & vibrating rod level sensors. Bin aeration, dust & flow detection.  

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Flag of NetherlandsVan Beek

Van Beek is the specialist in the area of screw conveyors. Our core activities consist of selling, designing and manufacturing screw conveyors, Dino bulk truck loaders and Celsius screw heat exchangers. Customisation is our starting point, what we make is unique for every client. Based on our knowledge and expertise we help you make the best choices for your process. Would you like to know more about us? Check out our website www.van-beek.nl.

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Flag of ItalyWAMGROUP S.p.A.

WAMGROUP is the global market leader in Screw Conveyors and amongst the most prominent players in the field of Bulk Solids Handling & Processing Equipment. The company founded in Modena, Italy, in 1968, employs some 2,100 people at more than 60 locations in 40 countries. The Company’s comprehensive product range includes equipment for Bulk Solids Handling & Processing, Dust Filtration, Waste Water Treatment and Renewable Energy Generation.

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Flag of ItalyMIX SRL

Since 1990 MIX has been projecting and manufacturing in Cavezzo mixing systems and industrial components for bulk solids handling. In its mission, MIX operates not merely as a supplier, but as a reliable partner being able to develop new solutions and increase the efficiency of the production processes. Certification Systems according to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001.

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Flag of United StatesCoperion & Coperion K-Tron

Coperion and Coperion K-Tron are system and equipment suppliers, including extruders, feeders, pneumatic conveying and components, who understand the importance of process efficiency. We design, develop, manufacture and maintain systems, machines and components for the plastic, chemical, pharmaceutical, food & pet food, mineral and nonwoven industries.

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