Tube Loader (TLA)

Tube Loader (TLA)
Self-Contained Vacuum Loaders

The compact TLA Tube Loader makes it easy to provide trouble-free loading wherever you need it.  Using compressed air, the TLA's highly efficient venturi draws material from drums, bins or gaylords.  From there, the material is pushed to the compact Tube Loader body that can be mounted to virtually any vessel or machine throat.  Using a unique, low maintenance filter assembly, material is separated from the conveying air stream and deposited directly into a bin or machine throat.  The wide-open Tube Loader body keeps material flowing without bridging and without a discharge valve common to other types of loaders.  A demand sensor tells the TLA when to load and when it is full.  Material flow is easily adjusted for throughput, conveying distance and air conservation with the included air-pressure regulator and guage.

  • Quiet, minimal maintenance
  • Simple to install
  • Up to 700 pounds per hour
  • Stainless steel construction
  • Efficient filter media
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Specifications (click here to hide)
Hopper loading Feeding bin Direct feed
Loader model TLA
Maximum injection mold machine size 800 tons
Maximum extruder size  inches {mm} 2 {50.8}
Recommended throughput  lbs/hr {kg/hr} 700 {317.5}
Maximum conveying distance  ft {m} 20 {6.1}
Loader diameter  inches {mm} 4.5 {114.3}
Loader volume  ft³ {liters} 0.1 {2.8}
Material line size  inches {mm} OD 1.5 {38.1}
Loader maximum temperature rating °F(°C) 180 {82}
Voltage, 50/60 Hz 120 VAC
Amps @ 120 VAC 1.0
Compressed air requirements  Consumption @ 60 psi  ft³/min {liters/min} 8.25 {233.6}
NPT fitting 3/8 in.
Filter area  in² {cm²} 62.4 {402.6}
Filter type 200 mesh stainless steel
Hopper Loading/Feeding Bin Models
Loader model TLA
Dimensions  inches {mm} Hopper Loading Feeding Bin
A - Height above mounting plate 10.8 {274.3} 10.8 {274.3}
B - Height to center of material inlet 3.75 {95.3} 3.75 {95.3}
C - Depth below mounting plate 3.5 {88.9} 4.5 {114.3}
D - Clearance hole diameter 6-5/8 {168} 6-5/8 {168}
Weight  lb {kg}
Installed 6 {3} 8 {4}
Shipping 26 {12} 28 {13}
Direct Feed Model (glass hopper)
Loader model TLA
Viewing chamber model 1 lb 2 lb
Viewing chamber capacity  lb {kg} 1 {0.45} 2 {0.91}
Dimensions  inches {mm}
A - Height above mounting plate 20.3 {515.6} 25.5 {647.7}
B - Height to center of material inlet 13 {330} 18.25 {463.6}
Weight  lb {kg}
Installed 10 {5}  12 {5} 
Shipping 30 {14}  32 {15}