The Lancaster Products KT Pneumatic Transporter is a low-priced, unique, semi-dense phase pneumatic material transporter.
The Lancaster Products KT Pneumatic Transporter is perfect for moving material from a staging area inside or outside your plant (a bag breaker hopper, bulk bag unloader, loaded hopper or a storage silo) to an internal day bin near your processing area.
The KT Pneumatic Transporter is great for difficult access places, such as removing excess material from press pits and is also efficient in recycling material captured in baghouses. The small unit has only one moving part, uses relatively little compressed plant air, has a simple control, uses standard 2-inch pipe and is capable of moving up to three tons of material per hour.
HOW IT WORKS
The operation of the Lancaster Products KT Transporter is extremely efficient. The Lancaster Products KT Transporter is positioned under the bag breaking station, bulk bag, silo, etc. The KT Transporter fills with material, then a short blast of air (less than one second) is piped into the KT.
The heart of the Lancaster KT Transporter is its only moving part – the machine-tapered plunger. This plunger normally rests on top of a small pipe. The pipe and the plunger are located within a larger diameter steel cylinder. During operation, the plunger cycles upward when air is introduced, contacting a rubber seal. When air stops, the plunger falls to its rest position and the cylinder fills with material.
This raises the cone inside the KT Transporter, sealing the filling opening. Excess air forces a “plug” of material out of the KT Transporter into the delivery pipe. The air stops and the cone drops. Material again fills the KT ready for the next “puff” and another plug of material is forced down the pipe. These plugs of material continue to travel through the small diameter pipe – all at relatively low velocities and fluidization. When material gets to an elbow, it partially fills the elbow until it exits the other opening. The material essentially forms its own elbow, thus reducing wear of the existing elbows.
High Shear mixers are used in a wide variety of applications in many different industries. Finding the right blend and being able to produce the same mix consistently is the key to success at Highwater Clays, a clay and glaze supplier to the arts & crafts industry. The company has two locations with the main production center located in Ashville, North Carolina. Highwater Clays produces a wide range of clay bodies using fireclays, ball clays, kaolin, and stoneware clays. All the clay bodies consist of complex compositions and must be mixed into one reliable consistency.
We are excited to announce several recent improvements to the design of our low shear mixer product line. These mixers are often pushed beyond the limits of other mixers due to their widespread use in mixing dusty, abrasive, corrosive, highly viscous or explosive materials. The enhancements listed below were designed to improve the performance of our low shear mixers and to minimize maintenance and repair costs, which lowers the overall lifetime cost of ownership for our clients.
- Split drivetrain: pan and tooling on separate drives
The counter-rotating pan and tooling are now operating on separate drives allowing for individual control of tool and pan speeds. This simple split drive design provides increased flexibility to customize mixing recipes for different materials as compared to a single vertical shaft. Maintenance and trouble- shooting of issues relating to the pan or tooling also become easier.