When a food processing company plans a major expansion, it is common to bring in an engineer or large original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to design and install new pneumatic conveying lines. For smaller expansions — for example, adding a single line — this may mean spending more time and money than can be justified by the additional product capacity.
In cases like this, partnering with existing suppliers and leveraging internal expertise may be the solution. One small food processing company in New Jersey was able to do that recently, teaming with Aerzen to add an additional pneumatic conveying line without the need to bring in a large OEM and take on a major engineering project. The customer leaned on its own internal engineering expertise, while trusting its supplier to carefully calculate the amount of power needed in the blower of the conveying system. The end result saved money while ensuring operators could continue to work with familiar technologies.