Central conveying
CloseIntelliFlow
Gentle material conveying, protects your materials and reduces wear.
CloseSide-channel blowers
Maintenance free, reliable, and quiet.
ClosePositive displacement vacuum pumps
High performance for the most demanding conveying applications.
CloseStand-by blower
Switches in automatically with no downtime to your production.
CloseMETRO F30 central dust filter
Centralised dust collection for small to medium throughput conveying systems.
CloseMETRO F50 central dust filter
Centralised dust collection for large throughput conveying systems.
CloseBin emptying of F50 filter
Can be emptied during operation - no downtime during filter cleaning.
CloseSilentLine
Noise reduction, leak detection, and prevention of heat losses.
CloseWear resistant solutions
Maintenance free, reliable and quiet.
CloseDry air conveying
Maintaining material temperature and eliminating reabsorption of moisture.
CloseLine purging
Ensuring correctly conditioned material is delivered to the machine.
CloseControls
From simple cost effective solutions to innovative state-of-the-art controls with Ethernet-based open network architecture.

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Central conveying

motan is a world leading supplier of complex centralised material feed systems. Each system is designed to suit the customer by taking into account individual factors such as throughput, materials types, and plant layout. A wide selection of loaders with a variety of conveying options, controls, blowers, and filter techniques allow the creation of the optimum system for the customer’s facility.

Further product information
Central conveying: IntelliFlowIntelliFlow
Central conveying: Side-channel blowersSide-channel blowers
Central conveying: Positive displacement vacuum pumpsPositive displacement vacuum pumps
Central conveying: Stand-by blowerStand-by blower
Central conveying: METRO F30 central dust filterMETRO F30 central dust filter
Central conveying: METRO F50 central dust filterMETRO F50 central dust filter
Central conveying: Bin emptying of F50 filterBin emptying of F50 filter
Central conveying: SilentLineSilentLine
Central conveying: Wear resistant solutionsWear resistant solutions
Central conveying: Dry air conveyingDry air conveying
Central conveying: Line purgingLine purging
Central conveying: ControlsControls
Central conveying: IntelliFlow
Central conveying: IntelliFlow
IntelliFlowGentle material conveying, protects your materials and reduces wear.

With conventional raw material conveying systems where material needs to be conveyed over different distances at a constant blower vacuum you can experience the following effects:

  • increased wear and tear of pipes and equipment
  • degradation of the raw material
  • increased dust production and/or angel hair
  • excessive energy consumption
  • poor efficiency of the entire system

All these points are eliminated by using IntelliFlow! With IntelliFlow air velocity control, by controlling the frequency of the blower your material conveying speed can be individually adjusted for every hopper loader and every conveying distance.

Central conveying: Side-channel blowers
Central conveying: Side-channel blowers
Side-channel blowersMaintenance free, reliable, and quiet.

For moderate distance conveying applications, nothing beats the simplicity of a side-channel vacuum blower. motan blowers utilize a one-piece fan and side-channel unit to produce reliable vacuum power and can be frequency controlled. The simple, quiet compact design allows the pump to be installed in the production hall if required.

Central conveying: Positive displacement vacuum pumps
Central conveying: Positive displacement vacuum pumps
Positive displacement vacuum pumpsHigh performance for the most demanding conveying applications.

High efficiency, claw style positive displacement pumps provide the highest level of vacuum power available for conveying plastic material. The variable frequency pumps employ an advanced claw-shaped lobe design that cuts through and pressurizes air in a nearly maintenance free package. These pumps deliver stronger conveying performance at longer distances and higher elevations for challenging conveying applications.

Central conveying: Stand-by blower
Stand-by blowerSwitches in automatically with no downtime to your production.

The vacuum source is the heart of a centralised raw materials conveying system. That is why motan offers stand-by blowers or pumps. Should your blower/pump fail, then the control will automatically switchover to a stand-by, without any downtime to your production.

Central conveying: METRO F30 central dust filter
METRO F30 central dust filterCentralised dust collection for small to medium throughput conveying systems.

The METRO F30 central dust filter offers you efficient filtering for small to medium throughput conveying systems. The F30 is cleaned through implosion and allows dust filtration to take place at the floor level. An airtight dust collection bin makes the removal of fines quick and easy.

Central conveying: METRO F50 central dust filter
METRO F50 central dust filterCentralised dust collection for large throughput conveying systems.

The METRO F50 central dust filter offers you more efficient filtering with high throughput conveying systems. The benefits to you are:

  • Lower surface load of filter for larger blowers
  • Good filter cleaning through implosion
  • Low maintenance
Central conveying: Bin emptying of F50 filter
Central conveying: Bin emptying of F50 filter
Central conveying: Bin emptying of F50 filter
Central conveying: Bin emptying of F50 filter
Bin emptying of F50 filterCan be emptied during operation - no downtime during filter cleaning.

A material discharge valve fitted below the dust collection filter allows the dust collection container to be emptied even during material conveying. A limit switch prevents the valve from opening during cleaning. The transparent dust collection bin allows you to check the dust level in the bin at any time. An additional benefit is that you can make a simple quality control check of raw material batches (dust content, angel hair, etc.)

Central conveying: SilentLine
Central conveying: SilentLine
SilentLineNoise reduction, leak detection, and prevention of heat losses.

With the patent pending SilentLine double walled material feedlines, motan offers three benefits to pneumatic conveying in one product:

  • A dramatic reduction in noise while conveying raw material.
    SilentLine is a double-walled construction of two material lines. The inner pipe is used for conveying your materials. The air-filled space between the inner and outer pipes acts as insulation. This deadens the sound and protects your employees in the process. SilentLine reduces noise levels by a minimum of 12 dB. This is a decrease of more than 50%!
  • An automatic detection of vacuum loss in the conveying system.
    SilentLine is the only product of its kind on the market which offers vacuum loss detection within the material lines. Using an external flow meter, you can detect any leaks immediately and that particular pipe can be exchanged without problem.
  • Prevention of heat loss when conveying dried materials with hot dry air. SilentLine works like a layer of insulation. The air-filled space in the double-walled pipe lines decreases the amount of heat lost to the ambient atmosphere and your dried material cools less quickly during conveying.
Central conveying: Wear resistant solutions
Central conveying: Wear resistant solutions
Central conveying: Wear resistant solutions
Wear resistant solutionsMaintenance free, reliable and quiet.

When conveying very abrasive materials, for example glass-reinforced polyamides, it is important that the conveying system is designed to with stand wear. One solution is to use glass material feed lines and bends. motan glass bends are PU coated and earthed –making them shatter proof and eliminating the danger of static.

Central conveying: Dry air conveying
Dry air conveyingMaintaining material temperature and eliminating reabsorption of moisture.

Dry air conveying is essential for hygroscopic materials that reabsorb moisture quickly. Conveying is carried out in a closed loop and dry warm air is used for transporting the material to the processing machine - maintaining material temperature and eliminating reabsorption of moisture.

Central conveying: Line purging
Central conveying: Line purging
Line purgingEnsuring correctly conditioned material is delivered to the machine.

After each conveying cycle it is possible to thoroughly the purge the material feed lines of any material, this is essential for:

  • the conveying of hygroscopic materials
  • for fast and trouble-free material changes
  • preventing line plugging in long vertical line segments This is normally done with motan no-dead-space suction box made of stainless steel with the integrated purge valve.
Central conveying: Controls
Central conveying: Controls
Central conveying: Controls
ControlsFrom simple cost effective solutions to innovative state-of-the-art controls with Ethernet-based open network architecture.

Several different levels of automation are available for controlling a conveying system:

SELVAC 2: tried-and-tested electronic control.

METROnet S: a soft PLC conveying control for standard conveying systems.

METROnet AE and AN: the ultimate networkable system toolkit for complex conveying systems with either a soft PLC or Siemens S7 PLC with WEBpanel and decentralised CANBus nodes for the connection of peripheral equipment.

All METROnet controls are totally integrated in the CONTROLnet platform and can be linked to other controls via Ethernet.