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The Mucon Promoflow is the ideal solution for assisting the discharge of product from hoppers, silos and IBCs.
The custom made internally mounted screens are specially designed to transmit vibration directly into the product preventing material 'Bridging', 'Rat-Holing' or Segregation during discharge. The Promoflow material discharge aids are available in carbon or stainless steel and can be sized for medium to heavy loads designated;
There are many reasons for powdered or granular materials not discharging from hoppers or silos. Material converging towards the outlet of a hopper builds up forces within itself, which can cause it to become self-supporting.
Particle size, particle shape, material bulk density, moisture content and hopper design are some of the factors which determine whether or not a product will bridge, rat-hole or segregate upon discharge.
To overcome the problem of poor material flow, the installation of a Promoflow discharge system will promote the flow of any product which is normally capable of flow, but which needs occasional or frequent help to get started or to keep it moving.
How Does it Work?
Promoflow discharge systems induce vibration directly into stored product keeping it "alive" and thus reducing the strength of any bonding or locking of the particles which may result in a flow problem.
Robust vibrators mounted externally activate vibrating screens mounted on the inside of the silo walls, at the points where flow problems occur. The vibrators are attached to mounting brackets directly connected to the internal screens by large bolts, which pass through the walls of the silo.
Rubber isolation mounts attach the Promoflow discharge system to the silo, preventing leakage through the mounting holes. The whole unit is allowed to vibrate whilst imparting little or no vibration to the silo itself.