The rectangular shape of the Komline-Wyssmont Vane-Rotor® Airlock offers many advantages over conventional round or square design.
It provides higher capacities without the need for larger diameter rotors that increase the height of the housing. This makes it a better choice for applications where headroom or space is limited.
Perfect Match With Screw & Belt Feeders
The rectangular shape of the Komline-Wyssmont Airlock mates better with the feed and discharge flanges of screw feeders and belt feeders, as well as other types of process equipment. The rectangular opening also provides a discharge pattern that evenly distributes the output to conveyor belts and screw feeders. It can readily be adapted to fit pneumatic conveying systems.
Reduces Chances Of Bridging In Bins
Circular or square bin discharge openings are prone to bridging, funnel flow, and segregation. The Komline-Wyssmont Vane-Rotor Airlock rectangular design helps reduce, or even eliminate, these problems by mating up readily with rectangular bin discharge openings.
The Komline-Wyssmont design includes flexible blades, made of stainless steel or Teflon® strips, to provide a tight fit. The blades are also adjustable and replaceable to compensate for wear.
The unit is sturdily constructed with heavy duty components for long trouble free service. It is available in stainless steel, carbon steel, and various special alloys.
High Temperature Design Available to 1000°F
Most airlocks are limited to 300-400°F maximum temperature. Komline-Wyssmont offers a design of the Vane-Rotor Airlock that can operate at even 1000°F. Other modifications can be furnished to meet customers’ special requirements.