Rotary Airlock Feeders are precision machined.

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Available in 6 standard models in up to 9 different sizes, heavy-duty Precision-Aire units offer housings and end plates cast from grey iron. Rotors are fabricated from steel, and vanes are welded onto shaft and then machined. Use of steel prevents vanes from breaking off when foreign objects become lodged between rotor and housing. Standard models can be fitted with specialized rotors, bearings, or drives. Dust Collector Duty model is offered for dust collection applications.

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Precision Machined Heavy Duty Rotary Airlock Feeders

All housings and end plates on Smoot Co.'s Precision-Aire Rotary Airlock Feeders are cast from high quality grey iron. They are available in 6 standard models in up to 9 different sizes. Some sizes are also available in 304 stainless steel NiHard.

Rotors are fabricated from heavy steel, the vanes welded onto the shaft and then machined. The use of steel prevents vanes from breaking off when a foreign object becomes lodged between the rotor and housing. Shafts are large diameter for minimum deflection under load. The bearings are oversized with respect to the load to be carried and factory lubricated for life. Precision machining to close tolerances keeps internal clearances to a minimum, therefore increasing maximum efficiency and reducing blow by.

All of Smoot Co.'s standard models can be fitted with specialized rotors, bearings, or drives and painted and finished to meet the customer's specific needs. Also available is a Dust Collector Duty model specifically designed for dust collection applications.

Smoot Co.'s years of experience in handling a wide range of products in all types of environments allows them to provide their customers with airlocks and rotor designs best suited to their needs.

Smoot Co. is a division of Magnum Systems, a single source supplier for bulk material handling and packaging systems for process plants. Divisions include Smoot Co., Kansas City, KS, a leader in pneumatic conveying established in 1960; Taylor Products Co., Inc. of Parsons, KS, a leader in the design and manufacture of packaging automation systems and equipment since 1967; and Avatar Packaging Systems, Decatur, AL, an innovator in vertical-form-fill-seal bagging equipment.

For additional information contact:

Mike Johnson, Director of Marketing

Smoot Company

division of Magnum Systems

1250 Seminary

Kansas City, KS 66103


913-362-1710 phone

913-362-7863 fax



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