Effective Aeration with Aerator Pads
This silo performs 80 cycles per day. 3 bar air pressure is fed to the aerators, which causes them to vibrate and encourage the media inside the silo to empty.
The insulation manufacturing company have been using aerators to assist with this application for 6 months so far. They decided to use aerator pads after undertaking some research on the internet. They had previously used air pads but needed the vibration, hence why they have installed the aerator/airbrator pads.
The engineer on site told us at AKO UK that the aerator pads are proving robust enough for the job, and that they plan on a large expansion with much larger silos, so there will be further potential for the installation of more aerator pads in the future.
Vibrating Aerators Spec & Advantages
Rubber aerator pads supplied by AKO UK come in either blue silicon for all purpose general applications including animal feed, aggregate & minerals, construction products, chemicals etc, or white neoprene for food and pharmaceutical applications.
Each aerator comes with a fitted carbon steel or stainless steel air line housing screw, nut and washer, enabling them to be easily fitted into holes into vessels such as a hopper or silo with minimum fuss.