Vacuum conveying systems are commonly used for solid material transportation in the food industry. The solution helps with internal logistics problems, as it can move thousands of kilos, hundreds of meters per hour. In principle, everything that fits in the pipe can be transported with the help of Hivacon. If the particle size and its shape cause a problem, it can be run through the crusher One of the advantages of the vacuum transporting is that it does not need water to allow material to be conveyed through pipelines.
Main components of the solution are: suction points with stainless steel funnels, pipeline technology, separation unit, vacuum generation unit and automation cabinet.
By-product materials drop and collected into the stainless steel funnels directly from equipment like tables, crushers, cutters or conveyors on the customer’s production line. When funnel is filled up Hivacon generates the vacuum and material particles starts to flow along pipelines with huge velocity. Piping technology is usually placed in the technical space (above the ceiling).
After conveying stage the materials arrives in a Hivacon separation unit from where material will be dropped either a further processing process or a waste container. Hivacon’s operation is automatic with PLC control. Parameters are tuned needs of the production line to save as much energy as possible. The solution is easy to maintain because it also washes itself automatically on a daily basis.
When the piping is washed with our CIP solution, the by-products can be used for human and animal consumption. Program includes rinsing, detergent washing and disinfection. The system program dispenses the chemicals and heats the mixtures to the desired values until a cycle wash can be performed. In addition to liquids, the condition of the piping is maintained with washballs, this is also part of the washing program, so its use is automated.
The Hivacon system can be used for material distribution and dosing. The system can quickly and accurately move the desired materials in difficult conditions to places where traditional conveyor solutions are not at their strongest.
Hivacon is hygienic, easy to wash and keep clean due to automatic washing.