Pneumatic Conveying Applications for Food and Food Ingredients Processing

Coperion K-Tron provides pressure and vacuum pneumatic conveying to solve your material handling needs in the food and pet food industries. The following system drawings illustrate some of the custom solutions Premier can provide for transporting flour, salt, sugar, pepper, coffee, peanuts, cereal and many other bulk materials from railcar unloading to storage, feeding, batching or check weighing of major and minor ingredients.

Food industry pneumatic conveying system shoing major ingredient rail car unloading and bactching with minor ingredients

Material Handling Systems for Food Ingredients:
Flour, Wheat Gluten, Corn Flour, Semolina Flour and more

Coperion K-Tron Premier offers material handling expertise in applying pneumatic conveying systems for food and pet food processes:

You can see larger views of all the following food and pet food application drawings in this PDF (does not require registration).

pressure transfer hard wheat flour gluten
Pressure Transfer (System 3)
Hard Wheat Flour, Wheat Gluten
5,000 lbs / hr
1 Source
3 Destinations
35 ft H
20 ft V

Rail Load-Out (System 4)
Hard Wheat Flour, Wheat Gluten
10,000 lbs / hr each profile
3 Sources
3 Destinations
100 ft H
20 ft V

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Pressure transfer - hard wheat flour and gluten

scaling system hard wheat flour



Scaling - Pressure
Hard Wheat Flour
2,500 lbs / hr each profile
2 Sources
2 Destinations
100 ft H
60 ft V

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Scaling system - hard wheat flour

pressure transfer corn flour

Pressure Transfer

Corn Flour
9,000 lbs/hr
1 Source
1-2 Destinations
36-110 ft H
36-51 ft V

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Pressure transfer - corn flour

vacuum sequencing semolina flour



Scaling - Pressure

Semolina Flour
7,200 lbs/hr
1 Source
1 Destination
80 ft H
20 ft V 

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Vacuum sequencing - semolina flour

vacuum transfer corn flour


Vacuum Transfer
Corn Flour
42,000 lbs / hr each profile
1 Source
1 Destination
380 ft H
48 ft V  

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Vacuum transfer - corn flour
Dust collection - corn flower



Dust Collection
Corn Flour
28 lbs / cu. ft.
1 Source
1 Destination
84 ft H

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Dust collection - corn flour

Continuous vacuum and pressure conveying - corn flour 



Vacuum transfer (System 3)
Corn Flour
30,000 lbs / hr
3 Sources
1 Destination
210 ft H
30 ft V


Pressure Transfer (System 3A)
Corn Flour
30,000 lbs / hr
1 Source
2 Destinations
200 ft H
40 ft V

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Continuous vacuum and pressure transfer -
corn flour

 Rail unload pressure transfer hard wheat flour gluten

Rail Unload (System 1)
Hard Wheat Flour, Wheat Gluten
10,000 lbs / hr each profile
1 Source
2 Destinations
50 ft H
80 ft V

Pressure Transfer (System 2)
Hard Wheat Flour, Wheat Gluten
5,000 lbs / hr each profile
2 Sources
1 Destination
35 ft H
20 ft V

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Rail unload and pressure transfer system -
hard wheat flour and wheat gluten

Continuous pressure conveying - corn flour


Pressure Transfer
Corn Flour
22,000 lbs / hr
5 Sources
2 Destinations
75 ft H
35 ft V

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Continuous pressure conveying - corn flour

flour scaling system with pressure transfer

Scaling - Pressure
Flour
9,000 lbs / hr
2 Sources
4 Destinations
200 ft H
30 ft V 

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Scaling system with continuous pressure
conveying - flour

Hard wheat flour scaling with pressure transfer

Scaling - Pressure
Hard Wheat Flour
6,000 lbs / hr
1 Source
2 Destinations
150 ft H
35 ft V

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Hard wheat flour scaling with pressure transfer

Continuous vacuum conveying - corn flour

 

 

Vacuum Transfer

Corn Flour
53,000 lbs / hr
4 Sources
1 Destination
90 ft H
40 ft V

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Continuous vacuum conveying - corn flour

Material Handling Systems and Applications: Sugar


Pressure system - continuous - scaling - fine sugar


Scaling - Pressure

Fine Sugar
17,000 lbs/hr
2 Sources
1 Destination
550 ft  H
40 ft  V

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Scaling system - pressure - fine sugar

pressure differential system - continuous - granulated sugar

Pressure Transfer

Granulated Sugar
7,500 lbs / hr
Multiple Sources
Multiple Destinations
15 - 150 ft  H
20 - 45 ft  V

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Pressure transfer -granulated sugar

Vacuum transfer - granualted sugar

Vacuum Transfer

Granulated Sugar
4,500 lbs / hr
1 Source
6 Destinations
150 ft  H
20 ft  V

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Vacuum transfer - granulated sugar

Closed-loop scaling system with rotary airlock - granualted sugar, powdered sugar and dextrose


Closed-Loop Scaling System

Granulated Sugar, Powdered Sugar & Dextrose
10,000 lbs/hr
3 Sources
2 Destinations
100 ft  H
30 ft  V

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Closed-loop scaling system with airlock -
granulated sugar, powdered sugar, dextrose

Pressure transfer system - starch and powdered sugarPressure Transfer (System 3)
Powdered Sugar
8,000 lbs / hr
1 Source
3 Destinations
200 ft  H
20 ft  V

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Pressure transfer system - starch, powdered sugar

Material Handling Systems and Applications: Starch

Rail unload and pressure transfer - powdered starch

Pressure Transfer

Powdered Starch
1,900 lbs / hr each profile
1 Source
6 Destinations
30 ft  H
40 ft  V

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Pressure transfer - powdered starch

Rail unload system - pressure - starch

Rail Unload
Starch
20,000 lbs / hr
1 Source
1 Destination
450 ft H
68 ft V

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Rail unload system - starch

Pressure transfer system - scaling - starch

Scaling - Pressure

Starch
5,000 lbs
1 Source
1 Destination
200 ft H
35 ft V

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Scaling system - pressure - starch

Pressure transfer system - starch and powdered sugar

Pressure Transfer (System 1)
Starch
1,200 lbs / hr
1 Source
1 Destination
200 ft  H
50 ft  V

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Pressure transfer - starch and powdered sugar

 Material Handling Systems and Applications: Salt


Premier series 2400 vacuum sequence and scaling system

Vacuum Sequence - Scaling

Salt
2,000 lbs / hr
1 Source
2 Destinations
220 ft  H
20 ft  V

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Vacuum sequencing and scaling - salt
Pressure conveying system - salt


Pressure Transfer

Salt
1,440 lbs / hr each destination
2 Source
7 Destinations
300 - 550 ft  H
45 - 65 ft  V

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Pressure conveying system - salt

Vacuum sequencing - salt

Vacuum Sequence
Salt
2,000 lbs / hr
1 Source
2 Destinations
180 ft  H
20 ft  V

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 Material Handling Systems and Applications: Calcium Carbonate

Vacuum and pressure system - rail unload - calcium carbonate and talcRail Unload
Calcium Carbonate
12,000 - 14,000 lbs / hr
1 Source
2 Destinations
150 ft  H
30 ft  V

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Rail unload - calcium carbonate


Material Handling Systems and Applications: Coffee

Vacuum sequencing - ground coffee

 

Vacuum Sequence
Ground Coffee
4,000 lbs / hr
1 Source
6 Destinations
20 ft  H
20 ft  V

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Vacuum sequencing system - ground coffee

Pressure and vacuum conveying systems - whole and ground roasted coffee

Pressure Transfer and Vacuum Sequencing Systems
Whole and Ground Roasted Coffee Beans
Various lbs/ hr
Multiple Sources
Multiple Destinations
Various ft  H
Various ft  V

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Pressure and vacuum sequencing -
whole and ground roasted coffee beans

Vacuum sequencing - ground coffeeVacuum Sequence
Ground Coffee
2,200 lbs / hr
6 Sources
6 Destinations
75 ft  H
20  ft V  
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Vacuum sequencing system - ground coffee

Material Handling Systems and Applications: Peanuts

Vacuum sequencing - roasted peanuts
Vacuum Sequencing

Roasted Peanuts
13,500 lbs / hr
1 Source
1 Destination
25 ft  H
25 ft  V

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Vacuum sequencing - roasted peanuts

Vacuum sequencing - roasted peanuts

Vacuum Sequencing
Roasted Peanuts
13,500 lbs / hr
1 - 6 Sources
1 Destination
40 ft  H
15 ft  V

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Vacuum sequencing - roasted peanuts

Vacuum sequencing - whole raw peanuts

Vacuum Sequencing

Whole Raw Peanuts
13,500 lbs / hr
1 Source
2 Destinations
25 ft H
25 ft V

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Vacuum sequencing - whole raw peanuts

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