Exair’s aluminum 3/8 NPT and 1/2 NPT Threaded Line Vac Air Operated Conveyors convert ordinary pipe into a conveying system for parts, scrap, trim and other bulk materials. Their small size makes them well-suited for fitting in the cramped spaces and tight confines of many production lines. The Threaded Line Vac is designed to attach to plumbing pipe couplers, making it easy to build a complete system using ordinary pipe and fittings available from any home center, hardware store or plumbers supply, according to the company.
The new sizes make it easy to move small parts, a small quantity of material or gases and transport scrap or product out of small spaces. Threaded Line Vac Conveyors eject a small amount of compressed air to produce a vacuum on one end with high output flows on the other. Response is instantaneous, according to Exair. Regulating the compressed air pressure provides control of the conveying rate. Applications include scrap trim removal, material conveying, part transfer, fiber tensioning, filling operations and sampling.
Aluminum threaded Line Vac Conveyors are CE compliant. Larger sizes up to 2 NPT and smooth end models for hose up to 5” are also available.