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Air Fluidiser

Air Fluidisers promote the flow of product from bins, hoppers and silos by breaking the product cohesive shear between the particles and the vessel wall.

This is achieved by short blasts of air that lifts the special pad boot, sending a jet of air along the vessel wall at the same time as vibrating the pad boot, releasing the most difficult of products.

Simple installation allows for ease of retrofitting to new or existing vessels. Multiple or single units fitted in rings around the cone connected via a ring main of pneumatic tubing, activated by solenoid valves covers most hopper designs. Unlike other pads’ minimal air consumption is achieved by pulsing the fluidisers in short bursts.

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Crumb Handling System

When a food manufacturing firm in Sydney had a requirement to feed bulk crumbs mixed with oils out of pallecons and into a process line, they knew they had a challenge on their hands.

The product compacts under its own weight causing it to bridge and rat hole, making it hard to deliver into conveyors.

Fresco Systems was able to prove through a series of product trials they had ability to work with the product. Fresco then designed and quoted a system that would allow the client to reduce the physical handling of the product while maintaining a continuous throughput, thus both reducing costs and improving productivity. The system provided is completely unmanned except for the loading and unloading of the bulk materials.

Fresco Systems design philosophy makes it a natural choice for this type of application – where ergonomics, safety and productivity go hand in hand. For this application it was imperative that all contact materials were manufactured to the highest standard from 316 S/S and incorporating full safety guarding and interlocks to a category 3 level.

The custom designed solution incorporates a hydraulic bin tipper, with a graduated tipping angle to allow an even flow of product through a mesh into the charging hopper. The hopper was specifically designed with an agitator and fluidisers to negate any chance of bridging or flow issues. This then feeds a charging adaptor for the flexible conveyor, which is tuned via a VSD to match the downstream flow requirements.

This complete system had to fit within tight space requirements meeting site specific protocols around operator access to controls and forklift loading of bulk materials.

Fresco systems is the obvious choice when the requirements are for anything that requires thinking outside of the square, with a team of specialist engineers they are able to customise the solutions to cost effectively meet or exceed the clients expectations.

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