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  1. Product Spotlight: Vacuum Receivers (Part 2)

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    Previously we considered the importance of proper receiver sizing. In particular, we considered a standard receiver with flapper discharge automatically loading a continuous gravimetric blender utilizing a sequencing control.

    RN Pellet Screen

    RN Receiver with Removable Pellet Screen


    Now we list some receiver options and features:

            • Capacities range from 0.07 up to 5.0 cubic feet with body diameters of 12”, 16” or 20”.
            • Steep wall (70 degree) cones and large discharge (up to 5”) for poor flowing materials
            • RN Type with Pull-Out Pellet Screens
              • Different screen mesh sizes available
              • Oversized 12” x 12” Pull-Out Pellet screen available on 16” or larger diameter receivers
            • RG Type with Nytex Filters for dusty materials
            • RP Type with internal filter bags with automatic and continuous cleaning for dusty materials
            • Material and Vacuum Line Sizes: 1.5” to 4.5” diameter in 0.5” increments.
            • Carbon or Stainless steel construction
            • Standard (up to 180 degrees F) or High Temperature (up to 350 degrees F) construction
            • Air operated sequencing valve in lid of receiver
            • Check valve for connection to common material supply
            • Standard Discharge –Flapper of all metal construction means no wear parts (no seals required)
            • Positive Control Discharge
              • Knife Gate
              • Swing Gate
            • Control Voltages
              • 110VAC
              • 24VDC
            • Connection Options (any combination of the following)
              • Junction Box for landing wires
              • Proximity Switches (load level)
              • Connection cabling – DB9, IEC

    Click here for more information on RN Series Vacuum Receivers and RP Series Vacuum Powder Receivers.

  2. Product Spotlight: Vacuum Receivers (Part 1)

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    The next product spotlight from PCC will be a special two part blog on our line of Vacuum Receivers for material handling.  Today’s entry will focus on proper receiver sizing and how it affects the blending system.

    PCC manufactures a complete line of vacuum receivers for use in pneumatic conveying of plastic material. The RN Series is designed for plastic pellets and the RP Series for dusty materials like plastic regrind. When coupled with a vacuum pump and sequencing panel, vacuum receivers can provide automatic loading of blenders with multiple hoppers, surge hoppers, storage bins or other devices. Since a typical conveying system includes multiple receivers, for the system to operate efficiently, the receivers must be properly sized.

    RN Receiver

    RN Series Vacuum Receiver

    RP Series Vacuum Receiver

    RP Series Vacuum Receiver

    Properly sized receivers are even more critical in the case of continuous, loss in weight gravimetric blenders where the blender hoppers are sitting on load cells. In normal operation, the blender monitors the weight of the material in each hopper and adjusts the material feed rate accordingly to provide an accurate blend of material. When the receiver provides a dump of material to the hopper this can disturb the weight monitoring process. To compensate, the blender senses this disturbance and goes into coast mode temporarily. A properly sized receiver will provide a dump size that fills the hopper completely, without over filling, and minimizes these periods of disturbance providing increased accuracy. Over filling, caused by an over sized vacuum receiver, also disturbs the weighing process since the material backs up in the receiver and continues to drain into the hopper as material is removed.


    X Series Continuous Blender fitted with RN and RP vacuum receivers

    Check back this Thursday for Part 2 on our Vacuum Receiver Spotlight, where we will discuss the various options available for PCC vacuum receivers.

    Click here for more information on RN Series Vacuum Receivers and RP Series Vacuum Powder Receivers.

  3. Used Equipment Deals

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    PCC currently has the following used equipment available at special discount prices.  Click the image of the piece of equipment that you’re interested in or contact our sales department.

    Guardian Series 2 – 2.5kg, 6 element Batch Blender with Touch Screen Controls

    Guardian Series 2 – 5kg Batch Blender [Buyer specifies 4 or 6 element, to be built upon purchase]

    Guardian Series – 12kg, 6 element Batch Blender with Mini-Op Controls

    Guardian Series – 5kg, 6 element Batch Blender with Touch Screen Controls

    RN Series Vacuum Pellet Receiver

    RP Series Vacuum Powder Receiver

    VF Series Vacuum Pump