Abrasive materials can wreak havoc on conveying systems and Carbo Ceramics’ application is a perfect example. To read the full case study, click here.

In 1999 and 2000, the Eufaula, Ala.-based manufacturer was performing weekly repairs on the worn elbows of its ceramic bead plant. After teaming with HammerTek, the company replaced all 12 elbows in their system with Smart Elbow deflection elbow technology. The Smart Elbow units have lasted at least four years compared to the one- or two-week lifespan of their previous elbows. 90

HammerTek’s Smart Elbow® design is revolutionizing conveying systems across the country and around the world. That’s because the Smart Elbow deflection elbow, with its patented deflection zone and versatile design, is, well, revolutionary.

But that’s not what Elbow Room is all about.

HammerTek has been in the business of improving conveyor systems for decades. We have a long history, complete with case studies, to demonstrate just how cost-effective and just plain effective the Smart Elbow deflection elbow technology really is. 27

The February “Ask the Expert” column in the Powder and Bulk Engineering online newsletter PBE-News tackles an issue we at HammerTek have been stressing for a long time.

This question was put to Jack Osborn, engineering manager for Airdusco: What effect will an increase in pipe bends have on dense- and dilute-phase pneumatic conveyors? 18