WACOL, QLD, AUS — HammerTek Corporation, a subsidiary of Flexicon Corporation (US), is now marketing its line of SMART ELBOW® deflection elbows Down Under through Flexicon Corporation (Australia) Pty Limited in Wacol.
The elbow is utilized in pneumatic conveying systems to prevent elbow wear, material degradation, melting/streamers and build-up associated with material impacting the wall of conventional sweep elbows and plugged tees.
The elbow features a spherical chamber that protrudes partially beyond the desired 90º or 45º 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.
Tim Greene, Director of Operations for both Flexicon and HammerTek in Wacol explains, "The design prevents abrasive mining, concrete and reinforced plastic materials from wearing through the elbow wall, and friable products from degrading and generating dust, while preventing the frictional heat that causes plastic streamers and build-up of heat-sensitive materials on conventional elbow walls."
Engineered for dilute-phase and dense-phase pneumatic conveying, the elbows are offered in cast iron, carbon steel, aluminum, stainless steel and special alloys in 90 and 45 degrees with flanged and socket weld ends in tube, schedule 10 pipe and schedule 80 pipe diameters from 32 mm (1.25 inches) to 457 mm (18 inches).
"Our HammerTek staff has direct access to details on thousands of SMART ELBOW installations worldwide across all industries that convey pneumatically, providing Australian customers with proven solutions," he explains, adding, "We offer free trials to all new customers throughout Australia to get acquainted with this technology risk-free."