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Piecing Together Solutions: Vortex Aero-Slide Handling PVC

Aero-Slides handling PVC(Plastic) powder.

About PVC Powder

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) powder is a white solid that plays a crucial role in various manufacturing processes. Here's how it is generally used:

Manufacturing Processes

  1. Extrusion
  • Process: PVC powder is heated and melted, then forced through a die to create continuous shapes such as pipes, profiles, and sheets.
  • Applications: Commonly used for making pipes, window frames, and siding.
  1. Injection Molding:
  • Process: The PVC powder is melted and injected into molds to form specific shapes.
  • Applications: Used in the production of complex components like fittings, bottles, and containers.
  1. Blow Molding:
  • Process: Similar to injection molding but involves air pressure to create hollow shapes.
  • Applications: Primarily used for making bottles and other hollow containers.
  1. Calendaring:
  • Process: PVC powder is converted into thin sheets by passing through rollers.
  • Applications: Utilized for making films, sheets, and artificial leather.


  • Construction: Pipes, window frames, doors, and siding[^2].
  • Packaging: Bottles, blister packs, and cling films[^1].
  • Medical: Blood bags and tubing.
  • Consumer Goods: Toys, credit cards, and furniture.

Vortex Aero-Slide Solution

The Vortex Aero-Slide Conveyor is an ideal choice for handling plastic powders, providing reliability that is hard to find in traditional air slides. Designed with a focus on enhancing operational efficiency and reliability, this conveyor system utilizes a rectangle-shaped line, delineated by an air-permeable layer. This design incorporates a dual-chamber system that significantly optimizes material flow. By introducing low-pressure, dry air into the bottom chamber, it fluidizes materials, enabling their precise and smooth transportation.

Craftsmanship and a commitment to excellence are paramount in the manufacturing of each Vortex Aero-Slide Conveyor. Constructed with a robust steel grate that supports the porous media, it promises lasting durability and performance. Maintenance and inspection are made effortless through strategically placed cleanout ports, ensuring the conveyor operates at its best. Furthermore, the addition of a rain ledge offers protection against the elements, guaranteeing consistent reliability under various conditions.

What sets the Vortex Aero-Slide Conveyor apart is its adaptability. Offering flexible construction options, media, and grates tailored to the specific materials it handles, this customization ensures the conveyor not only meets but exceeds the unique requirements of different applications. This adaptability not only boosts operational efficiency but also significantly extends the lifespan of the conveyor.

Piecing It Together

Pictured is the Aero-Slide Trough section where air flows through to aerate material. Shown upside down with cleanout ports visible.

Pictured is the Aero-Slide trough section right side up with the media material shown. The media keeps the material from falling through into the trough.

Straight on view of the Aero-Slide trough section with media installed.

Aero-Slide Product Chamber Weldment shown here upside down.

Fully assembled Aero-Slide Conveyor section.

Aero-Slide Informational Breakdown

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