One of the oldest challenges of running any business is sending and receiving information and getting things where they need to go. While computers and cell phones have considerably lowered the effort it takes to tackle the first problem–you can contact anyone in your company with just a few keystrokes—the problem of moving physical goods still remains. While there are many shipping services you can use to send documents and packages across large distances, for smaller distances, such as the width of a street or the height of a story, pneumatic conveying is usually a better option. In this article, our team at Pat’s Pump & Blower will go over how pneumatic conveying works to help you decide whether it’s right for your operation.
The word pneumatic comes from the Ancient Greek word pneuma, meaning “wind”, and the closely related word pnein, meaning “to breathe.” Pneumatic conveying, then, is a system that uses pressurized air (or another gas) to move items or materials from place to place. For example, drive-through bank windows often use pneumatic tubes to receive your checks and send back receipts or cash. In industrial applications, pneumatic conveyance usually refers to an enclosed pipeline (or pipe system) through which dry bulk materials are transported. The conveyance itself can be accomplished either by pushing the material via positive air pressure from fans or blowers or pulling the material via negative air pressure from pumps or vacuums. Our team at Pat’s Pump & Blower can help you design and maintain the best pneumatic conveyance system for your needs.
We hope that this information has been helpful to you. If you have further questions about pneumatic conveyance, how it works, or how you can benefit, just give our team at Pat’s Pump & Blower a call.