HiWay aero-mechanical conveying systems are designed to handle a wide variety of powders and granular products.
The system is a high speed cable and disc conveyor made up of two or more special housings connected by tubes and fitted with particular sprockets, which turn the rope passing it on to the conveying tube. The plastic discs fixed on the cable at regular intervals create discrete air pockets as they travel along the tube.
Materials are conveyed with the minimum of degradation and separation, which is particular important with friable and fragile products. The high linear speed imparted to the discs is such as to create air displacement with consequent material fluidisation, high-speed running and significant lower power consumption, which guarantee high efficiency and considerable throughputs. Discharge of the material from the air steam is achieved by centrifugal action: the product passes out through a discharge end, while the air is recirculated down the return tube into the circuit.
The totally enclosed, dust-free handling environment, the wide variety of handled products with different specific weights and the highly adaptable capacity of the system to match existing plants make HiWay aeromechanical conveyors extremely efficient, reliable, ecological and highly versatile.
HiWay aero-mechanical conveying systems are manufactured from very high quality materials: corners are made of mild steel or 304 or 316 stainless steel, tubes and ropes are produced in galvanised mild steel or stainless steel, discs in polyurethane, nylon, estane etc. The low power requirements (see table), the minimal maintenance, the simple assembly, the light design, the modular construction and the high performance of the system make HiWay highly adaptable to meet the most particular challenges.
HiWay Distribution Conveyors have the same features as the aero-mechanical conveyors but work at reduced speed and materials are conveyed into the tubes by disc chain or cable.