Air slides are used extensively in conveying homogenous dry powder in many industries including minerals and mining where it is used in cement, lime and fly ash. The Food industry uses air slides on flour and many powders in the chemical industry are ideally suited to air slides.
Air slides have no moving parts and are often a far better solution than using screw conveyors, drag chains and belt conveyors.
These are some of the basic features of an air slide conveyor system
- Typical air slide section width and height of the aeration bed dictates the conveying rate
- Turning box (pots) are used to divert the flow from one direction to another
- The aeration cloth which is generally woven permeable polyester
- Fan or Blower to provide the aeration air through the aeration cloth
- Weir plates that are used to adjust the depth of aeration bed
- Air control valves that can be used to adjust the amount of aeration air being used
- Inspection ports that provide access to visually inspect inside the air slide section
- Dust collection vents to remove the spent air that is expended from the product during the conveying.
- A typical air slide installation in a cement depot will convey material from a silo discharge some distance where it finally discharges cement via a loading chute into a cement tanker.
- Unlike many other suppliers, we install a perforated metal support sheet under the aeration cloth which provides stability and less movement of the fabric while conveying which will extend the life of the cloth