In traditional long radius elbow installations, the pellets slide along the elbow wall at a high velocity. The strong centrifugal forces press the pellets against the outer metal surface. This causes friction which creates heat that melts the outer layer of the pellets, resulting in a thin film build-up along the surface of the wall. This build-up eventually breaks loose, forming unwanted streamers and fluff that lead to product contamination. Abrasive materials wear out the elbow walls quickly due to these high frictional lorces. The Pellbow® is especially designed to minimize damage to the elbow and the conveyed product.
Pelletron has its headquarters in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA and a European subsidiary located in Bodnegg/Allgäu, Germany. The company maintains a network of sales and service representatives around the world.
Pelletron Corporation was founded in 1987 to address the need for a dust removal system to aid in the plastic manufacturing process.
The Kinetic Gravity DeDuster®, used a magnetic flux field to disrupt the electrostatic charge between contaminants and pellets, and a patented air wash deck to separate and remove those contaminants. The dedusting process improved product quality, saved production time and reduced scrap.
In 2003, the company began to expand into the pneumatic conveying field. In 2010, pelletroneurope was established in Bodnegg, Germany, to better address the needs of the global market. The company continues to develop and patent various new DeDuster® systems, components and conveying technologies, and today is a well-established supplier for pneumatic conveying systems and components in the dry bulk handling industry.
Pelletron Corporation’s highly experienced Bulkmatology® team has many years of knowledge in building Engineered Conveying Systems that meet the unique and individual needs of customers in a variety of industries.