Customer: US Coffee Supplier
Material: Green Coffee Beans
Product: Roasted and Ground Coffee
Application: To pneumatically convey coffee beans from holding bins into blenders.
Challenge: Locate a reliable 2-way diverter to replace problematic diverters currently in the system. Problems include:
-Inadequate sealing of material
-Poor valve actuation
-Cross contamination of material
Valves: Vortex 3-Way Flex Tube Diverters |Model No. T8-3SSY-FS1-X
A Vortex Flex Tube Diverter met all of the customer’s requirements. In addition, the coffee supplier really liked having the option of using a 2 or 3-way Flex Tube Diverter valve. This allowed them to replace two 2-way diverters with a single 3-way model from Vortex.
To also meet the customer’s needs, they wanted the diverter to be manufactured with oversized sight windows on the top and bottom of the valve housing. This feature provides a visual means for production personnel to readily see which mixer is receiving product. A total of six diverters were purchased by the coffee supplier.