Each part of the manufacturing process operates under strict controls, the machinery tuned precisely and using the latest technology.
Despite all the protocols, L.E. Koehler, assistant plant manager, had a persistent headache on his hands: the abrasive nature of the plastic resin was rapidly wearing away the long-radius sweep elbows commonly used in pneumatic conveying systems. Koehler’s team was replacing the elbows every two to four months on average. Maintenance and downtime costs were chewing away at the company’s profits as quickly as the resin was chewing away at the elbows.
Koehler had been reading about Hammertek’s Smart Elbow deflection elbow in various trade publications. But what really caught his attention was the guarantee: a minimum of three times the life of conventional elbows.
A test elbow was installed to replace a long-radius elbow that had worn out within two months. After more than a year in service, the Smart Elbow deflection elbow showed no visible signs of wear and had exceeded the average life of a long-radius elbow six times over.
Based on those impressive results, Rensselaer Plastics replaced more than a dozen conventional elbows with 3- and 4-inch Smart Elbow models in the lines carrying materials between resin silos, compound silos, mixers and extruders. And, as the plant’s remaining long-sweep elbows wear out, they’re being replaced with Smart Elbow products.
HammerTek makes it easy to discover for yourself how these uniquely engineered elbows can improve your conveying operation. You may try a Smart Elbow deflection elbow anywhere in your pneumatic, liquid, slurry, or steam conveying line for free for 60, 90, or 120 days.
With this trial offer, you pay nothing until you decide to keep your Smart Elbow deflection elbow. Should you decide to return the elbow within the specified time, you pay only the freight.