Whirl-Slides are high volume conveyors designed to move powders and free-flowing products along a nearly horizontal plane. The simply designed, rectangular enclosure eliminates airborne dust particles during transport of products. Materials are moved on a low pressure "cushion of air" admitted through a fluidizing membrane which has no moving parts, eliminating associated wear.
Most powdered products are easily conveyed in the enclosed, dust-free Whirl-Slide. Materials handled by the Whirl-Slide are in the 40 mesh and finer range. Whirl-Slides can be utilized to convey materials from silos or hoppers or other feed points to use points or load out operations like filling rail cars. Whirl-Slides can be used to aerate silos to eliminate bridging.
Whirl-Slides are manufactured in many different shapes and sizes, ranging from 4.00" to 24.00" wide. Units are custom built to customer requirements. Special designs include curved sections, drop chutes and special collectors.
Specific products require different downward slope andles to flow, from 2 to 15 degrees. Standard design is 8 degrees. Whirl Slides are manufactured in standard ten foot lengths, from carbon or stainless steel.
For your specific product contact the Whirl-Air-Flow Sales Engineering Department.
Specifications & Capacities
1) Actual capacity depends upon the material conveyed. Use average or consult factory.
2) Air consumption will range from 10-30 SCFM @ 0.75 - 2.0 PSI depending upon product conveyed. The more granular & heavy the higher the airflow and pressure.