With rising energy costs and environmental issues high on the agenda for most businesses, powder handling and dry solids processing experts, Spiroflow, has implemented an initiative that will not only provide customers with cost savings in operating their machinery, but will also benefit the environment.
Their long standing 18 year relationship with SMC, global market leaders in pneumatics, has enabled Spiroflow to offer their customers energy saving pneumatic cylinders on their bulk bag dischargers and fillers as standard, as well as for automatic tension devices on some conveyor ranges, such as their drag conveyors and aero mechanical conveyors.
Commenting on the development, SMC’s Jason Lee said: “SMC have been involved in supporting added value initiatives to Spiroflow’s customers for many years, however this latest project relating to energy saving pneumatic cylinders with the Spiroflow branding etched on them is the most prominent to date.”
The pneumatic cylinders work by using a ASR pressure control valve and ASQ flow valve, which can save up to 40% in air consumption by reducing the pressure on the return stroke. The cylinders are easy to operate, adjusting the speed to meet requirements, as well as there being no delay in response time to influence productivity.
“In 9 out of 10 cases, we currently include bag massage cylinders to aide product flow out of the bulk bag on our bulk bag unloaders. And as the these particular pneumatic cylinders are far more environmentally and energy efficient, we are delighted to include the SMC energy saving cylinders at no extra cost,” said Spiroflow’s James Podevyn.
Spiroflow designs powder handling systems, including specialised conveyors and bulk bag handling equipment for the food, chemical, minerals and other process industries. Spiroflow also manufactures Aero Mechanical Conveyors, Tubular Cable and Drag Chain Conveyors, Vacuum Conveyors, Bulk Bag Fillers, Ingredients Handling and Weighing Systems. The company’s technical and engineering expertise has led to it developing an international reputation for an unrivalled range of products with state-of-the-art control systems.