Posted on December 5, 2019 in Material Flow

Pneumatic air cannon systemBulk material-handling professionals know that a steady material flow is vital to production and profitability – and, just as important, customer service. This consistency requires that chutes, bins, hoppers, silos and bunkers all be free of pluggage and material build-up.

Experience has taught you that maintaining material flow can be a challenge, especially if you’re working with wet or sticky material such as sand or cement. As soon as the flow begins to slow or back up, valuable labor and time are lost to correct the problem.

Pluggage and build-up also often waste material and can damage equipment. Using pneumatic vibrators to combat accumulation can crack system components as well.

The good news is that your concerns can fade into the rearview. With the right bulk material flow aids, you can both cure and prevent the issue at once.

Benetech Pneumatic Air Cannon System (PACS)

Easy to install and maintain, Benetech pneumatic cannons are your answer to the uninterrupted flow of bulk material. PACS is an automatic radial system that uses standard plant compressed air at 80–100 psig to remove material build-up.

To implement PACS, Benetech removes existing vibrators and installs carefully positioned pneumatic-cannon air nozzles on the side wall. The system then does everything for you – no supervision required.

Electronic controls trigger each wear-resistant nozzle to fire a precise burst of plant air at 360° for 0.1 second along the wall surface through a solenoid valve in a predetermined sequence. The air hits the wall at an adjustable distance of about two feet. Because the material is dislodged and cannot layer, gravity carries it back into the flow. PACS also auto-cleans itself.

Both the control station and the air tank are remote for easy ground-level access. Likewise, you can locate the control panel and the timers for convenient adjustment of air pressure and air-release sequencing.

PACS further does not require confined-space permits. In addition, because the system frees workers from having to climb into containers or under unloading ports to attend to build-up manually, it helps to make your plant safer.

Benetech pneumatic air cannons support greater material flow within a vast range of bulk material industries, including:

  • Coal-fired power plants
  • Trona
  • Glass
  • Kaolin
  • Steel
  • Mining
  • Cement
  • Aggregate
  • Biomass
  • Recycling and waste management
  • Ports and Terminals
  • Pulp and paper

Make Better Flow Go Starting Now

PACS contributes to a more efficient, profitable and hazard-free bulk material–handling business. Clear a wider way in your material flow – contact us at (630) 844-1300 today to speak with a Benetech specialist.