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Shredded Paper and Rotary Valve

Shredded Paper and Rotary Valve

Shredded Paper and Rotary Valve

thread643-237777: Suggestion on how to handle bulk shredded paper
Referencing the above thread, did we have any conclusions on the use of Rotary Valves and Shredded paper ? I ask also working on a small project that requires an Air Lock (Rotary Valve) to feed shredded paper from underneath a cyclone.

RE: Shredded Paper and Rotary Valve

Most of my experience with rotary valves on cyclones has been with grain, feed mill products or sawdust. A lot here would depend on the particle size of the shredded paper. You may have a problem with the larger particle sizes jamming the vanes of the rotary airlock.

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RE: Shredded Paper and Rotary Valve

My experience with rotary valves is that they are pretty damn robust with great seals because they are usually design to handle harsh conditions. I don't see a rotary valve jamming from paper.

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