Managing raw materials

The Floveyor aero-mechanical conveyor is a uniquely effortless conveying system for moving dry powders and a variety of granular materials

Maximise the Floveyor’s efficiency by understanding how the condition and constituency of particularly viscous, abrasive, fragile or lumpy materials might affect the conveyor’s performance, as well as how the conveyor might affect them.

Managing bridging and ratholing

Bridged or compacted material can block the flow of product into the Floveyor, causing low or stalled output.

Some materials are more prone to bridging than others.

We recommend dealing with products susceptible to bridging during the design stage by allowing for adequate hopper valley angles, bin aerators, vibratory knockers and screw feeders, among others.

Managing large particles

Large particle sizes and irregular shapes, such as broken nut shells can often be handled successfully by ensuring adequate clearances within the Floveyor’s internals.

This may mean upsizing to a larger system to gain the required clearances. Sufficient space allows these materials to flow through the system without wedging or damaging the machine or the rope assembly.

Products that cannot be successfully accommodated by increased internal clearances will often lock together and jam against the rotating rope assembly. This will cause operational issues and premature failure of components.

We recommend due diligence including testing particles larger than 15-20mm on any axis prior to installing a Floveyor. Where the particles have dimensions larger than 30mm we recommend using an alternative form of conveying such as a belt or bucket system.

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