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.
- The conveyor is extremely simple to
install and operate.
- The unit can convey very high volumes
of product with very low horsepower. A 3 hp unit can convey 18 cu ft
- The unit will convey virtually any bulk
material, regardless of bulk density, stickiness, particle size (anything
up to ½" max). Products like TiO2 that would bind up in a screw type
unit, are conveyed easily in the TMC.
- There is no large volume of air to deal
with, as with a pneumatic conveying system.
- There is very little maintenance required
of the unit.
- The TMC can convey at any angle with
no loss in efficiency.
- The TMC can convey over and around interferences.
- Many material options are available for
the conveyor, the ropes and the discs. Static dissipating discs are
also available for hazardous location installations.
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!