PV500 Vacuum Unit Operation

Our vacuum systems provide an unique and cost effective solution to your clean-up and material moving requirements. The vacuum unit is able to pick-up and deliver a wide range of difficult materials, wet or dry. Your materials are sent through a pipeline to your designated discharge location.

The vacuum unit creates a vacuum thru the use of compressed air and a venturi, the vacuum created in the pressure vessel forces material to enter the tank. This process is timed by a timer that is set by the operator depending on the materials that are being moved, it can also be done by manual switching on the control panel. Once the tank is full or it contains the amount of material required, the unit stops vacuuming and the tank is pressurized with compressed air to evacuate the material. The amount and velocity of the discharge air can be set by the operator to move the material slowly under low pressure or used with higher pressure to move the material long distances. The vacuum is discharged according to the time set by the operator and this varies according to the distance being moved and the type of material. The process then repeats itself by going back into vacuum mode. This is all done automatically by the unit and no one is required to be at the machine.

How It Works

The vacuum creates a deep vacuum, up to 25” h.g., with a vacuum that strong it is able to pick-up the most difficult of materials. Materials can be wet or dry. Our vacuum/delivery unit is ideal for work in mines, mills, water treatment, ships, plants, foundries, sandblasting, railroads,--anywhere you have to handle rock, gravel, sand, sludge’s, slimes, back-fill, drill cuttings, just to name a few products that our IVAC will work well with. With only three moving parts and no filters to replace, the IVAC unit is virtually maintenance free. Even areas that can be susceptible to wear because of handling abrasive materials, or large quantities over time have been fitted with replaceable liner plates to give you years of trouble free service. Safety systems incorporated into the design ensure that the unit carries on the tasks required safely and productively.

The portability and ruggedness of the vacuum unit will allow you to efficiently operate even in the harshest of environments. The vacuum weighs 1,800 lbs and is 4’W X 6’L X 6’H, there are fork lift provisions directly on the sturdy mounting frame also the vacuum can be slung easily with a crane. IVAC units are government inspected and certified through the appropriate boiler certification process; this coupled with our 2 year warranty will give you confidence that the vacuum delivery unit will perform for your projects for years to come.

The Industrial vacuum unit performs very well in a variety of material handling functions! It is a cost effective, safe solution for handling rock, slimes, sludges, sand, gravel and rock in many mine, mill, & factory applications.

Keep all equipment in good working order and repair or report any deficiencies to your supervisor.

Vacuum Operation

The vacuum unit operates on compressed air. Compressed air is required to create the vacuum to operate the unit as well as provide discharge air to clear the tank and lines.

Be sure all lines and fittings are tight. Install whip checks on all air hoses.

Wear ear protection whenever the equipment is operating.

Air Inlet- The air inlet is 2" N.P.T. Be sure all lines are tight before turning air on to the unit. Whip checks must be installed on all hoses leading to the unit.

Material Discharge

Discharge Outlet - The discharge outlet is 4" victaulic groove. Be sure all lines are tight and secured before operating the unit. Whip checks must be installed on all portable piping leading from the unit.

Be sure the area at the discharge pipe end is clear and cannot be accessed by any personnel.

Discharge Valves

Discharge Air - There are two 1" manual ball valves located on the pressure vessel. These valves control the amount of air entering the tank during discharge mode. These valves may be adjusted to control the discharge velocity depending on the operation being performed. i.e. If discharging into a car, skip etc they may be on + -1/4 turn to prevent material splashing or fly rock.

There is a pressure reducing valve located on the discharge lines, this valve enables the operator to set the flow rate of material through the discharge line.

Material Inlet

Suction Inlet - The suction inlet is 4" cam lock. It is desirable to have the unit located as close as possible to the material being picked up. Line sizes may be smaller to reduce the weight for operator comfort as well as provide suction velocity for different types of materials.

Operator Controls

Operator Controls - The vacuum unit is operated from the control panel located on the unit. Remote controls are available for automatic pumping operations or raisebore cutting removal/mucking. With the control toggle switch located in the manual position the operator moves the discharge/vacuum toggle to control discharge and vacuum.

With the toggle switch located in Automatic the timer controls vacuum and discharge times and operation. This is set by the operator depending on the types of material being transferred.

Pressure Vessel/Tank Bleed

A One Inch valve (pictured above) is installed to manually purge the pressure vessel of air. IMPORTANT NOTE: This valve will purge the pressure vessel only. Before disconnecting the main air line that powers the unit this inlet line must also be bled.