Speed-controlled Conveying Protects Resin, Eliminates Angel Hair

Conair’s patented Wave Conveying™ is distinctly different than conventional conveying. While the 5000 plus feet-per-minute speed of dilute phase conveying has been the preferred method of material conveying for decades, it was never ideal for some sensitive resins.

Conair’s new Wave Conveying System uses controlled-speed conveying (300 – 2800 feet-per-minute) to move these more sensitive materials that often cause problems like dust, angel hair, or wear to conveying systems when conveyed at high speeds.

Testing has shown that Wave Conveying can accommodate a variety of throughput needs. As a result of the speed control used, common conveying issues with sensitive materials are eliminated.

Controlled resin flow

Fast moving, uncontrolled streams of pellets are replaced with highly-controlled, slow moving waves for greater pellet integrity.

Reduce dust, maintenance, angel hair, static and tubing wear

Slow movement means less pellet degradation, less dust creation, and less filter maintenance. Angel hair streamers do not form. Tubing, elbows, and even hose last much longer. Static charges in the conveying lines are significantly reduced.

Use only the power you need

Most conveying pumps are either on, running at 100% capacity, or off. The pump used in the Wave Conveying System is highly energy-efficient, thanks to the VFD (Variable Frequency Drive) which allows the pump to operate using only the amount of power necessary to achieve the desired material speed. In addition to energy savings, the pump life will be extended by only running at the capacity necessary.

How Wave Conveying Works

This conveying technology, developed by Conair to solve common conveying problems, utilizes specially modified Conair equipment to make Wave Conveying’s speed-controlled resin conveying possible. Conair’s patented system is a very cost effective way to solve many conveying problems that have existed in the past. A carefully grouped set of products make resin protection conveying possible:

  • FLX-128 Plus
  • Long Distance Pump
  • DuraLoad Receiver
  • Wave Conveying Distribution Box and Wave Conveying Valve
  • Wave Conveying Speed Sensor
Don’t worry – it’s all retrofitable. If you have an existing system with these components, you already have the majority of what you need to make a Wave Conveying System in your plant. A few updates to your FLX-128, pump, and distribution box, and you’re well on your way to saving money and time by eliminating the problem of wasted degraded material, not having to constantly replace worn elbows, and not having the clogs and conveying problems that, before Wave Conveying, were just the cost of doing business with some “high maintenance” materials.

Is the Conair Wave Conveying System Right for You?

The Wave Conveying System answers the needs of processors dealing with:
  • Brittle materials – Materials that fracture during conveying, creating excess dust that requires frequent dust collector filter maintenance, and loss of material.
  • Soft materials – Material that rubs the inside of conveying tubes, creating angel hair streamers that bridge and clog conveying and blending systems.
  • Abrasive materials – Material that wears out material tubing, elbows, valves, and receivers.
  • Plugged material lines – Some types of material are prone to getting stuck in vertical rises, particularly between loading cycles. This material creates “plugs” that can clog the material lines.
  • Uneven processing, due to pellet degradation – Wave Conveying slows pellet travel, significantly reducing pellet wear and providing more uniform pellets to processing machines for a more even melt.