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Young Industries' TransVair Mechanical Conveyors (TMCs)

The Young Industries' TMC conveyor is an excellent conveyor for dry bulk powders, granules, flakes, crystals or pellets. The TMC operates mechanically. A sprocket assembly is located at the inlet and discharge of the machine, joined together by two (2) tubes. The sprocket assembly is sealed within a rugged housing of either aluminum, carbon steel or stainless steel. A rope assembly consisting of equally spaced discs travels around the sprockets and through the tubes. The velocity of the discs within the conveyor creates a moving column of air. The fan-type effect created by the moving discs fluidizes materials as they are being conveyed and then the unit throws material at the discharge end by centrifugal force.

The TMC (Transvair Mechanical Conveyor) has many advantages over other conveying systems.

  1. The conveyor is extremely simple to install and operate.
  2. The unit can convey very high volumes of product with very low horsepower. A 3 hp unit can convey 18 cu ft / min.
  3. The unit will convey virtually any bulk material, regardless of bulk density, stickiness, particle size (anything up to " max). Products like TiO2 that would bind up in a screw type unit, are conveyed easily in the TMC.
  4. There is no large volume of air to deal with, as with a pneumatic conveying system.
  5. There is very little maintenance required of the unit.
  6. The TMC can convey at any angle with no loss in efficiency.
  7. The TMC can convey over and around interferences.
  8. Many material options are available for the conveyor, the ropes and the discs. Static dissipating discs are also available for hazardous location installations.
Shown, left, are two examples of Young Industries' TMC or TransVair Mechanical Conveyors. The unit, far left, is a straight line TMC or Model SL. The color photo shows the Model VH or vertical horizontal unit discharging into a Young Industries' bin. For areas where space is a constraint, these conveyors may be a great alternative. See also the Young Industries' Product Pumps for small units that pack great power!