Decreasing electrical usage is good business. It lowers operational costs and it lowers the company’s carbon footprint. It’s a win/win situation. And the Aerodyne Vacu-Valve can help you do this. The Vacu-Valve operates without using any electricity on its own. It uses the system’s vacuum and gravity to work.
For non-explosive applications, Aerodyne offers the Vacu-Valve trickle valve. The Vacu-Valve uses the vacuum from the system to seal the Vacu-Valve sleeve. Material collected in the dust collector then builds up above the sleeve and slowly works its way through the sleeve. As long as the material is a fine, free-flowing material that won’t bridge, it works well. The heavier the material, the less material is required above the sleeve to push the material through. When the system is shut down, and the vacuum is turned off, the material above the valve will empty.
Rotary valves, double flap valves, and most other special valves require electric motors or pneumatic air for operation. Every ¾ HP rotary valve motor uses around 5,000 kWh each year. While pneumatic actuated valves run on plant / compressed air. Every added cfm on the system means the compressor has to work harder and is more expensive to operate.