For OEMs or retrofits, here is another useful way to incorporate the family of Solimar fluidizers into your silo, bin or hopper. Simply drill a two-inch diameter hole, (1-1/8" for Mini-Fluidizer), feed the fluidizer disk through from the outside of the silo, attach the remaining pieces and secure with the nut. The food grade stainless steel alignment plate makes positioning easy and the retaining cable assists installation. Just another tool Solimar provides to assist in the flow of your dry bulk materials by preventing bridging, rat holing and compacting while keeping personnel outside the bin, hopper or silo. Directional air flow forces air along bin wall, Gentle vibration keeps product flowing - No airline plugging - Patented disks seal tightly - Durable design will not tear.
Material compatible - Silicone rubber in blue or white (FDA approved) or black or white EPDM - Temperatures to 450°F (230° C).
Versatility - Numerous combinations of stems, fittings and airlines - Models for high pressure/low volume air or low pressure/high volume air.
Solimar External Installation Tool
Adding Solimar Fluidizers to new or existing silos, hoppers and bins is easy with the External Installation Tool. Now quickly install Solimar Disk-type aerators or plugs with this three-part system. A threaded end attaches to the stem of the disk-type aerator or plug. A quick-connect clip joins the cable from the threaded end to a wire lead that pulls the aerator or plug up through the discharge outlet or diverter. Thread the washer and nut over the Installation Tool to secure the Fluidizer and add air. The sturdy Installation Tool is reusable for years of service.
Converting an aerated hopper to non-aerated discharge is now easy with the new Hopper Plug from Solimar. This high quality solution replaces aerators for sugar hauling, pneumatic trailers and vacuum, plastic pellet tanks. The aluminum plug comes with a threaded end to slide through the hole left by an aerator in the hopper bottom. A stainless steel lock washer and nut are included to complete installation. The bolt end is chamfered to provide a flat surface for a wrench to secure the bolt when tightening the nut. A through hole allows a security strap to be attached to prevent tampering. The polished metallic head of the plug fits flush with the hopper wall to prevent any hang-up of materials. Aerators can be re-installed by simply removing the plug.
The High-Temp version of the popular Mini-Fluidizer allows materials to be handled at up to 450°F (233° C). The two-inch diameter Mini Disk with exclusive Radial Ridge Design fits in pipes, chutes and small hoppers for more pneumatic conveying options. It keeps materials moving in pipes or tight chambers with curvatures as small as 4” (102 mm). In all applications, Solimar fluidizers prevent bridging, rat holing and material hang-ups.
Solimar Mini Fluidizers are available in a variety of silicone compounds each designated by distinct colors to match specific material handling requirements including high-temperature (orange) and food grade (blue or white).
Insist on genuine Solimar disks with
the trademarked Radial Ridge Design
Assure your products of zero contamination with the new metal detectable fluidizer disk. This is the first and only one of its kind designed for the dairy, pharmaceutical and food related industries.
Solimar disks enjoy a long history of structural integrity – they are guaranteed not to tear. But when safety is paramount to your product, this is your only choice when zero contamination is a must.
Enjoy all the same benefits of Solimar’s superior aeration including uniform flow and discharge of dry bulk materials through aeration and hopper wall vibration. Can be combined with control systems for automated aeration during unloading (see below).