The tight-radius Smart Elbow deflection elbow provides a controlled flow, which is especially advantageous when conveying dusty materials such as cement or fly ash.
At this concrete production plant, the compact dimensions of the tight-radius Smart Elbow design minimize space requirements compared to long-sweep elbows.
The teardrop-shaped vortex chamber designed into the curve of the Smart Elbow creates a deflection zone that minimizes elbow wear and product degradation without compromising material flow.
These Smart Elbow deflection elbows reduce aeration of dry cement powder moving through the pneumatic lines, decreasing dust collection demands.
The Smart Elbow design features a spherical chamber that protrudes partially beyond the desired 90° or 45° pathway, which causes a ball of material suspended in air to rotate, gently deflecting incoming material around the bend without impacting the elbow wall or generating heat — despite the short-radius design.