Glass-filled resins are becoming more and more popular for use in molded parts and processors need to understand the ramifications of transporting these materials. They can tear holes in normal components of any vacuum conveying system but longer wear life is possible. We will explore the typical wear points and how intelligent system design can minimize wear. An in-depth comparison of types of vacuum pumps, elbows, tubing, flex hose and receivers will be presented with poor to best industry practices.
Primary topics (what the registrant will learn):
• Typical abrasive materials and points of wear.
• Comparison of pump technologies and impact of material velocity.
• Standard and alternates for tubing, elbow and flex hose with comparisons.
• Typical ways to protect vacuum receivers and cyclones from wear.
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