Crushing the oversize
lumps in the process stream improves efficiency by preventing blockages
and pump cavitation, by allowing more accurate metering, and by increasing
the available surface area of the crushed material, which improves the
speed of downstream production processes.
The Flow-Sentry makes use of ACC's patented "-04" design (US Patent #
6,024,310) for remarkable flexibility in design, and also incorporates
our isolated bearing design, which separates the bearings from the seals.
This arrangement prevents a seal failure from immediately affecting the
bearings, and allows the opportunity to prevent the significant damage
that can occur due to a bearing failure. Other available options include;
special blade arrangements and slot widths, special inlet and outlet configurations
(including ANSI or DIN flanges), sanitary ferrules, custom fabricated
flanges (including square or rectangular configurations), our exclusive
"wafer" arrangement (with face-to-face dimensions as short as 1.75 inches),
and designs for high pressure and/or temperature applications.
The "-04" design advantage allows the Flow-Sentry to be easily integrated
into numerous locations and applications beyond the obvious pumped liquid
slurry systems. Applications include pneumatic transfer systems, gravity
systems such as silo or bulk bag feed or discharge systems, and/or above
or below rotary airlocks.