There is no doubt about it, when it
comes to the transfer of dry ingredients there are few challenges
greater than loading mix tanks for the manufacture of Paint or Varnish.
TiO2, Clays, Pigments and Resins present some real challenges to
the conveyor manufacturer. That is why Aerocon has developed a special
range of designs specifically for this application. Easy Clean Housings,
Clean-In-Place features and Filter-less Conveyors are all key factors.
As good as these features may be they amount to nothing if the system
is not dust tight and capable of conveying at very high rates.
The system shown in the photograph on top right shows the typically
congested layout of paint manufacture. Aerocon designed this system
with 'Split-Frame' Bulk Bag Unloaders, Special Bag Dump
Stations and a unique volumetric feeder that feeds into the back
of the BDS . The nature of the products handled, as illustrated
by the material shown on the right, required flow aids at various
places throughout the system. Each station was feeding multiple
mixers requiring special zero dead pocket valves