Smart Elbow® deflection elbows replaced conventional sweep elbows, reducing maintenance cost and downtime.
Gasketed couplings connect pneumatic lines to the socket-weld deflection elbows.
Abrasive wear from glass-fiber-reinforced polypropylene pellets impacting the wall of sweep elbows was prevented by installing non-impact deflection elbows from HammerTek Corp.
Abrasive, glass-fiber-reinforced polypropylene pellets are conveyed pneumatically into the manufacturing plant from silos. No blowouts have occurred since replacing conventional sweep elbows with Smart Elbow® deflection elbows.
The elbow’s short radius, vortex design features a protruding spherical chamber that 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.
Banjo Corporation manufactures fittings, couplings, valves, pumps and other industrial and agricultural liquid-handling products from tough fiber-reinforced polypropylene.