The Airlift is a flow aid device designed to improve the performance of pneumatic conveying systems by ensuring the quick and smooth filling of the conveying vessel. Many times the design of feed hoppers and feed chutes is overlooked, leading to a less than optimal feeding arrangement to conveying systems or other processes. The pneumatic conveying system cannot work optimally unless material is available for transfer, and the Airlift is designed to help achieve this. Not all systems require flow aids, Macawber experts know when and where to apply the technology.
- Airlift: Material flow is encouraged by the introduction of a quick but powerful shock wave of air.
- Evasser: A smaller and more gentile continuous flow of air into a feed hopper/chute is on continuously to keep material aerated.
- Vibratory motors introduce a physical vibration throughout the material in the feed hopper/chute which encourages flow by disallowing material to settle.