SMART ELBOW®

Deflection Elbows Prevent Material from Impacting the Elbow Wall,
Preventing Abrasive Elbow Wear and Material Breakage, Fines,
Melting, Plugging and Build-Up

 

Unlike conventional "impact" elbows and "plugged-tee" elbows that rely on material impact to change direction, HammerTek's Smart Elbow® design employs a spherical chamber that protrudes partially beyond the desired 90° or 45° pathway, causing a ball of material suspended in air to rotate. Since the ball of material rotates in the same direction as the airstream that powers it, incoming material is cushioned by the ball's rotation, and is gently deflected around the bend.

By preventing impact with the elbow wall, HammerTek's Smart Elbow® deflection elbow virtually eliminates costly elbow wear, material degradation, melting and plugging.

The Smart Elbow® Deflection Elbow: Technology Overview
This video demonstrates how the Smart Elbow design creates a deflection zone to preserve the life of your elbow, prevent breakage, and eliminate product degradation.

Smoke Demonstration
This demonstration using an actual transparent elbow with smoke flowing through it shows the actual operation of the Smart Elbow deflection elbow. Please note the deflection zone at the lower right of the elbow.

 

Plastic Pellets - Laminar Flow Demonstration
This video demonstrates the outflow of a long radius elbow as compared to a Smart Elbow deflection elbow. Plastic pellets are thrown against the outside wall when conveyed through a sweep.

3D Animation
This 3D animation clearly demonstrates the flow characteristics of the Smart Elbow deflection elbow. Please note the deflection zone at the lower right of the elbow, and that the vortex chamber is swept clean on system shutdown.