Solving Complex Powder Handling
Issues
Presented by:
Bert Bertolo
Regional Sales Manager
May 6, 2014
GLOBAL LEADERS IN MAT...
Safes, Vaults & Physical Security
Equipment
Burglary & Bullet Resistant
Fire Resistant Up to 2 Hours
The Customer:
A Leadi...
Commercial
Jewelry
Pharmaceutical
Banking
Pawn
Residential
High Security Market
Segments
Castable Cement Material
Extremely High Compressive Strength
Very Fine Powder
Highly Abrasive
Extremely Moisture Absorbent...
The Objective:
Move Material from Shipping Container to
Outdoor Silo
20 tons of material
arrives monthly
By container load
from Overseas
In single loop,
single trip, lined
bulk bags
20 bulk b...
INVESTMENT: $40,000 Investment
PROBLEM: Cement material accumulated in the conveying
line rendering it inoperable
INITIAL ...
Interim Conveying:
Renting a Crane Every Month for Over a Year
$$$
Starting Over:
Finding the Right Conveying Solution
RELIABLE, CLOSED System
Convey without material build up
or excessive ...
The Right Conveying Solution: Started with Testing
Spiroflow Systems Test Lab
‘Having our cement powder thoroughly tested ...
Spiroflow Systems Recommended Solution
Recommended Solution: Single Trip Bulk Bag Discharger
4 Corner Bag Massage
Double Rubber Dust
Seal Membrane
Pneumatic Bag
...
Disposable Single Trip Bags
designed without a bottom spout
Forklift loaded as standard but can
have an integral hoist & t...
Type 4 Single Trip Bulk Bag Discharger
Recommended Solution: Dual Flexible Screw Conveyors
Fitted with Proscrews
Positioned at bottom of
hopper at 45°
3 ft. long...
Flexible Screw Conveyor Spirals
Spiroflow offers various types
of spiral, subject to the
application
All spirals are heate...
Flexible Screw Conveyors: BENEFITS
Dust Free
Easy to Clean
Gentle Handling
Constant Remixing
Low Maintenance
Low Cost
Mult...
Recommended Solution: 2 Aero Mechanical Conveyors
1st Aero Mechanical Conveyor
13 ft Tall
Positioned Vertically
Delivers c...
2nd Aero Mechanical Conveyor
38 ft. Long
Positioned at 45°
Delivers cement
powder from the
vertical AMC, through
the roof,...
Aero Mechanical Conveyors:
BENEFITS
Conveys Difficult Materials
Total Batch Transfer
Dust Free/No Air Filtration
Required
...
Aero Mechanical Conveyors:
BASIC OPERATION
Aero Mechanical Conveyors:
HOW THEY WORK
Mechanical ‘Pneumatic’ Conveying:
The speed of the disks traveling inside the
con...
Aero Mechanical Conveyors:
CONSTRUCTION
Conveying Tube: Epoxy Painted Carbon Steel or Stainless Steel
Conveying Ropes: Car...
Recommended Solution: Custom Control Panel
Conveying System Operated
with Control Panel
NEMA 4 Certified Panel
Low Level P...
The Results: A Very Satisfied Customer
‘Spiroflow’s equipment handles our
cement powder quite well and actually
empties ea...
Customized Systems?
Bring it on!
Why Spiroflow Systems
Established 1971 with worldwide service & support network
Pioneer & recognized global leader of bulk...
Offering 14 Types of Bulk Bag Dischargers
Ranging from simple support frames to Total Containment Systems for
dairy, pharm...
Questions
IPad Mini Raffle Now!
GLOBAL LEADERS IN MATERIAL HANDLING
Booth #1721
704-246-0900
spiroflowsystems.com
info@spi...
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Handling Difficult Powder

  1. 1. Solving Complex Powder Handling Issues Presented by: Bert Bertolo Regional Sales Manager May 6, 2014 GLOBAL LEADERS IN MATERIAL HANDLING Win this today!
  2. 2. Safes, Vaults & Physical Security Equipment Burglary & Bullet Resistant Fire Resistant Up to 2 Hours The Customer: A Leading Manufacturer in Ontario Canada
  3. 3. Commercial Jewelry Pharmaceutical Banking Pawn Residential High Security Market Segments
  4. 4. Castable Cement Material Extremely High Compressive Strength Very Fine Powder Highly Abrasive Extremely Moisture Absorbent Significantly Compacted Inconsistent Flow Characteristics Bridges Easily The Material: Nearly Impenetrable Proprietary Cement Mixture
  5. 5. The Objective: Move Material from Shipping Container to Outdoor Silo
  6. 6. 20 tons of material arrives monthly By container load from Overseas In single loop, single trip, lined bulk bags 20 bulk bags must be emptied into an outdoor storage silo The Objective: Move Material from Shipping Container to Outdoor Silo
  7. 7. INVESTMENT: $40,000 Investment PROBLEM: Cement material accumulated in the conveying line rendering it inoperable INITIAL TESTING: None ACTION: Worked with vendor to resolve issue RESULT: No Resolution LOSS: $40,000 initial investment + Cost of interim conveying by crane + Cost of lost productivity of staff Their 1st Material Handling System: Vacuum Pneumatic Conveyor
  8. 8. Interim Conveying: Renting a Crane Every Month for Over a Year $$$
  9. 9. Starting Over: Finding the Right Conveying Solution RELIABLE, CLOSED System Convey without material build up or excessive wear Unload 2,000 lb bulk bags in 30 minutes or less Unload bulk bags inside Convey to silo outside Operate in temperature & weather extremes in Ontario, Canada Dust free to Minimize material exposure to moisture Provide clean, safe work environment Maximum product flow Minimal product loss Prove recommended solution works before purchase Provide a Solution Guarantee
  10. 10. The Right Conveying Solution: Started with Testing Spiroflow Systems Test Lab ‘Having our cement powder thoroughly tested was a vital step in the process. It gave us confidence that Spiroflow’s recommended solution would work as specified. The company’s performance guarantee also gave us piece of mind.’ President Peter Gauthier
  11. 11. Spiroflow Systems Recommended Solution
  12. 12. Recommended Solution: Single Trip Bulk Bag Discharger 4 Corner Bag Massage Double Rubber Dust Seal Membrane Pneumatic Bag Piercing Knife Vibration Dual Flex Screws w/Proscrews at 45° Hopper Agitator Air Pads
  13. 13. Disposable Single Trip Bags designed without a bottom spout Forklift loaded as standard but can have an integral hoist & trolley Static knife as standard but can have a pneumatically actuated knife assembly Dust control by design with Double Dust Membrane Available with many options to suit each individual application Type 4 Single Trip Bulk Bag Discharger
  14. 14. Type 4 Single Trip Bulk Bag Discharger
  15. 15. Recommended Solution: Dual Flexible Screw Conveyors Fitted with Proscrews Positioned at bottom of hopper at 45° 3 ft. long with SS tube Deliver material from bulk bag discharger into vertically positioned Aero Mechanical Conveyor Flow inducement with Hopper Agitators, Vibrator & Air Pads
  16. 16. Flexible Screw Conveyor Spirals Spiroflow offers various types of spiral, subject to the application All spirals are heated treated to provide strength & long life For products with high bulk densities, a heavy duty spiral may be specified & used in conjunction with a steel outer tube for abrasive products
  17. 17. Flexible Screw Conveyors: BENEFITS Dust Free Easy to Clean Gentle Handling Constant Remixing Low Maintenance Low Cost Multiple Inlets & Outlets
  18. 18. Recommended Solution: 2 Aero Mechanical Conveyors 1st Aero Mechanical Conveyor 13 ft Tall Positioned Vertically Delivers cement powder From the bulk bag unloader To a 2nd AMC Inlet Outlet
  19. 19. 2nd Aero Mechanical Conveyor 38 ft. Long Positioned at 45° Delivers cement powder from the vertical AMC, through the roof, to an outdoor storage silo Through Roof Recommended Solution: 2 Aero Mechanical Conveyors
  20. 20. Aero Mechanical Conveyors: BENEFITS Conveys Difficult Materials Total Batch Transfer Dust Free/No Air Filtration Required Low Power Consumption Maintains Mixtures Gentle Conveying Action Operates at Any Angle Goes Around Corners Multiple Inlets & Outlets
  21. 21. Aero Mechanical Conveyors: BASIC OPERATION
  22. 22. Aero Mechanical Conveyors: HOW THEY WORK Mechanical ‘Pneumatic’ Conveying: The speed of the disks traveling inside the conveying tube draws material into the slipstream until its centrifugally ejected at the outlet. Discs are attached to a continuous cable loop that runs in a sealed pipe system with drive & return sprockets at each end.
  23. 23. Aero Mechanical Conveyors: CONSTRUCTION Conveying Tube: Epoxy Painted Carbon Steel or Stainless Steel Conveying Ropes: Carbon or Stainless Steel Discs: Food Grad Polyurethane
  24. 24. Recommended Solution: Custom Control Panel Conveying System Operated with Control Panel NEMA 4 Certified Panel Low Level Probe in hopper of bulk bag discharger 4 Corner Massage Vibration VFDs for Flex Screws Motor Starters for Agitators & AMCs
  25. 25. The Results: A Very Satisfied Customer ‘Spiroflow’s equipment handles our cement powder quite well and actually empties each bulk bag in only 15 minutes. Our goal was to empty each 20 ton container in 10 hours and we have cut that time in half!’ Peter Gauthier President
  26. 26. Customized Systems? Bring it on!
  27. 27. Why Spiroflow Systems Established 1971 with worldwide service & support network Pioneer & recognized global leader of bulk handling solutions with facilities in the US, UK & Canada 40+ years of powder handling experience Material Transfer & packaging expertise Process guarantee on equipment performance Past three years recognized in the top 50 growth companies in Charlotte 400% Revenue growth over last five years Your Perfect Partner for Bulk Material Handling Systems
  28. 28. Offering 14 Types of Bulk Bag Dischargers Ranging from simple support frames to Total Containment Systems for dairy, pharmaceutical & various food applications Dust Free Bulk Bag Fillers Designed for Versatility & Adaptability Low, medium & high volume applications Full array of automated features, Patented features Complete Line of Conveying Systems Flexible Screw, Aero Mechanical, Tubular Drag, Wrap & Pneumatic Systems Auxiliary Equipment IBC, Octabin & Drum Emptiers, Sack Dump Stations, Bag Packers & Continuous Mixing Systems, Drum filling systems Automation & Control Systems Control panels for powder processing equipment to fully integrated plant automation What We Do: Provide the most innovative powder handling solutions for customers around the world Your Partner, Not just a supplier
  29. 29. Questions IPad Mini Raffle Now! GLOBAL LEADERS IN MATERIAL HANDLING Booth #1721 704-246-0900 spiroflowsystems.com info@spiroflowsystems.com

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