Choosing The Correct Vacuum Receivers

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Standard Vacuum Receivers are mounted on top of all material destinations except process machines. Machine mount JIT models are mounted on process machines. A vacuum pump pulls a strong vacuum which cause material to be drawn from the source and deposited in the vacuum receiver.

Choosing the Correct Receiver

  • Receiver size is determined by the flow rate required and the type and bulk density of the material being transferred.
  • Machine Mount JIT models are used on process machines.
  • Powder Receivers are used for powder and dusty regrind.
  • Stainless steel is the most durable material for most applications
  • Abrasive materials require custom options be added to the receiver which may include:
    – Thick-wall wear plates
    – Electro-less nickel plating
    – Ceramic coatings
  • Tangential inlet with flapper and gasket minimizes material degradation and allows use with a common line and central material selection manifold system.
  • Neoprene seal on dump throat assures no loss of vacuum.
  • When powders (like PVC) are being conveyed, specify powder receivers, that Are designed with special filters and blowback, to avoid clogging and maintain energy efficiency.
  • No-tools access for cleanout is important.
  • Machine mount models are generally supplied with a height-adjustable photo eye level
  • sensor, base plate adapter, dump valve and quick disconnect clamps for easy clean out.

TIP - Larger receivers are better
   – Cycle fewer times and increase pump capacity
   – Reduce wear and tear on pumps and valves