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.
Many fertilizer processing facilities were originally setup with 5 or more large pieces of processing equipment systematically connected with conveyors for a minimum of 9 pieces of equipment to convert raw materials into fertilizer. The amount of work, energy, and maintenance that goes into maintaining a complex system like this is very costly.
Lancaster Products can optimize existing fertilizer pelletizing plants or establish new fertilizer processing facilities. Our counter-current, high shear mixers have several product and operating advantages over the complex, traditional systems.
Since the introduction of the original K-series mixer in 1986, Lancaster Products High Shear Mixers have been designed to produce the best mixing and pelletizing results for our customers. Lancaster Mixers superior performance is due to our multi-tool configuration, counter current mixing action and variable tooling speed capability.
Multi Tool Configuration
Lancaster Mixers can be configured with three independent variable speed mixing tools: the mixing rotor, the plow and the rotating pan. These three tools work in concert to provide the best mixing results. The primary mixing tool is the high-speed rotor. The plow and rotating pan both work to move material into the main rotor’s path. The three mixing tools are so efficient at mixing, there are no dead spots inside of the mixing cavity and every piece of material passes through the mixing rotor every few seconds. Additionally, a sidewall scraper is positioned against the pan sides to prevent caking and buildup of material on the pan itself.