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Metal Detectable Aerator Now in Mini Size

Metal Detectable DiskIn response to requests from food manufacturers who are looking for the highest purity for their product, Solimar Pneumatics has developed a metal detectable fluidizer disk. Instances of Solimar fluidizer disks contaminating product are extremely rare, but disks that have been mechanically damaged during bin cleaning, by extreme air pressures or improper installation could potentially cause a problem. Solimar’s fluidizer disk mounts on the storage vessel wall and utilizes air pressure to unload powder and bulk solids faster and completely without bridging and rat holing. The proven system is used for silos, hoppers and dry bulk trailers. Solimar’s silicone aerators have the highest manufacturing quality control and an excellent record of structural integrity. This new disk provides another level of protection and safety.

The new gray metal detectable disks in two sizes, 2-inch Mini and 4-inch diameter Standard, join the standard blue and white silicone versions, orange high temperature silicone, black and white EPDM and tan neoprene. The superior aeration of the Solimar disk fluidizer utilizes directional air flow along the wall of the chamber to loosen product and move it to the discharge point. Gentle vibration is provided at the outer edges of the disk which helps to keep powders and bulk solids flowing. Because the disk seals tightly against the chamber wall, there is minimum back pressure. This design advantage also prevents airline plugging. Standard 4-inch diameter and Mini two-inch diameter for use in bins, hoppers and silos or in pneumatic lines with tight curvature. Solimar aerators are compatible with food grade materials and are FDA approved. The silicone material will not tear or absorb moisture. The disk aerators will withstand temperatures to 350-degrees Fahrenheit (170° C).

Solimar Fluidizers provide the versatility to work with numerous stems and fittings. Models are available to work with high pressure/low volume compressed air or low pressure/high volume blower air. Engineering assistance is available to select the correct number and placement of aerators. Customer can fax or e-mail a sketch of their hopper and Solimar will return a recommendation within 24-hours. Insist on the Original Disk Fluidizer with our exclusive Radial Ridge Design. The Radial Ridge Design is a trademark of Solimar Pneumatics.

Solimar services hundreds of customers worldwide with thousands of applications in silos, over-the-road truck trailers, intermodal containers and railcars. Solimar products are used in over 67 countries around the world assisting in the movement of over 120 different materials. For more information visit the company’s new website at www.solimarpneumatics.com or call toll free in the US 1-800-233-7109.

 


RMC Automated Manhole Cover

Automated Manhole CoverWork safer and more efficiently from the ground with this Automated Manhole Cover distributed by Solimar Pneumatics. This compact lid is easy to install, pins on to existing lid ring, works with multiple lid configurations and keeps employees safely on the ground. The automated lid installs easily over existing manhole openings. A pneumatic controller allows opening and closing from an eye level push button on the trailer chassis or from an optional radio remote.

Aluminum and stainless steel construction eliminate corrosion and installation on existing camlock ears eliminates any welding requirements. The unit weighs 45 pounds (20 kgs) and fits manhole openings from 19-5/8” to 20” (508mm) diameters. The polyurethane gasket can operate in a temperature range from -50 to 200-degrees Fahrenheit (-45 – 93 Celsius) and outlasts rubber gaskets. The opening and closing mechanism requires air pressure of 80 psi (5.3 bar). A protection valve is included. The manhole cover is rated for trailer pressure of 15 psi (1 bar) and is tested to 50 psi (3.3 bar).

Users of the Automated Manhole Cover report a fast return on their investment through worker productivity and safety. For more information visit www.solimarpneumatics.com.


Solimar 30th Anniversary Shows Continuous Design Progress

Celebrating 30 YearsSolimar Pneumatics’ 30th year of serving the bulk powder industry marks continuous design progress bringing superior aeration to more applications and customers. Solimar has grown from one man’s innovative idea of the original disk style fluidizer/aerator in 1985, to a brand recognized around the world with a wide range of products designed to provide powder-handling solutions.

The company is named for its founder, Keith Solimar, who as the chief engineer for Butler Manufacturing in the 1970s, experienced every issue facing the movement of powders in the transportation industry. It was not long before Keith invented the silicone disk aerator. Keith’s conviction in this method led him to begin Solimar Pneumatics in 1985.

Historically, the aeration medium in dry bulk trailers or industrial silos had been fabric, which becomes less efficient over time; condensation and fines slowly plug the fabric and constrict the airflow. This reduced productivity cleaning and drying the fabric. Solimar disks will not plug or absorb moisture; air escaping from under the silicone disk provides aeration to the powder and gentle vibration to the hopper wall assisting in the discharge of the powder.

The Solimar disk fluidizer has proven time and again to be one of the most effective solutions to discharge dry powders from trailers, railcars, silos, hoppers and bins. The fluidizer line has grown to include food grade applications, EPDM disks, high temperature disks and Mini disks to improve powder flow in pipes, chutes and small hoppers as well as tight curvature chambers. Solimar fluidizers are the standard by which others are measured. No fluidizer lasts longer, is more durable or unloads faster.

Solimar Pneumatics provides a wide variety of components – from fluidizers, to manhole covers, filters, check valves, custom hopper bottoms, fluidizer control systems, hopper access doors and Fast Fit external mounting kits. Solimar products are used with hundreds of different bulk material types in over 70 countries around the world.

Solving problems and satisfying customers is a result of having an experienced staff specialized in moving powder and bulk solids. Solimar remains a Minnesota-based company and can be contacted at 1-800-233-7109.

 


Fast-Fit Kit Provides Easy Fluidizer Installation

Fast-Fit Kit Solimar Pneumatics has announced a new method of installation for their Fluidizer disks. Now upgrading to the superior aeration of the Solimar Fluidizer can be accomplished easily for silos, hoppers and bins. The new Fast-Fit Kit only requires a small two-inch diameter hole to be drilled. The Fluidizer is then inserted from outside the vessel. An alignment plate correctly positions the Fluidizer stem for easy attachment and a retaining cable assists in trouble-free installation of gasket, washer and nut.

Solimar is a leading supplier of disk-type Fluidizers for the fast discharge of powder and bulk solids for many applications including silos, hoppers, bins and trailers. The Fluidizers are effective at preventing rat-holing and bridging by utilizing air pressure to move the material while gently vibrating the vessel wall.

Product advantages include superior sealing properties, optimized air volume and an original durable design that will not tear, crack, wear prematurely or clog like fabric pads. FDA approved materials are used for food compatibility with models that operate in temperatures up to 450˚ F (230˚C). A metallic detectable version is also available for food applications.

Numerous combinations of stems, fittings and airlines are available with models for high pressure/low volume or low pressure/high volume air systems. For more information, contact Solimar Pneumatics 1-800-233-7109 or visit the multi-language website www.solimarpneumatics.com.

 


High Temp Mini-Fluidizer Added to Solimar Line

High-Temp MIni FluidizerSolimar Pneumatics has added a High-Temp version of their popular Mini-Fluidizer. This new addition to the company’s complete line of fluidizers 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.

The superior aeration of the Solimar disk fluidizer utilizes directional air flow along the wall of the chamber to loosen product and move it to the discharge point. Gentle vibration is provided at the outer edges of the disk which helps to keep powders and bulk solids flowing. Because the disk seals tightly against the chamber wall, there is minimum back pressure. This design advantage also prevents airline plugging. All Solimar aerators are compatible with food grade materials and are FDA approved. The silicone material which is used on the standard and Mini Disk will not tear or absorb moisture.

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). The Standard Fluidizer is also available as metal detectable (grey) for extra safety in food handling applications.

Solimar Fluidizers provide the versatility to work with numerous stems and fittings. Engineering assistance is available to select the correct number and placement of aerators. Customer can fax or e-mail a sketch of their hopper and Solimar will return a recommendation within 24-hours.. The Radial Ridge Design is a trademark of Solimar Pneumatics.

Solimar services hundreds of customers worldwide with thousands of applications in silos, over-the-road truck trailers, intermodal containers and railcars. Solimar products are used in over 70 countries around the world assisting in the movement of over 120 different materials. For more information visit the company’s website at www.solimarpneumatics.com or call toll free in the US 1-800-233-7109.

 


 

Metal Detectable Aerator Is Industry First

Metal Detectable DiskIn response to requests from food manufacturers who are looking for the highest purity for their product, Solimar Pneumatics has developed a metal detectable fluidizer disk. Instances of Solimar fluidizer disks contaminating product are extremely rare, but disks that have been mechanically damaged during bin cleaning, by extreme air pressures or improper installation could potentially cause a problem. Solimar’s fluidizer disk mounts on the storage vessel wall and utilizes air pressure to unload powder and bulk solids faster and completely without bridging and rat holing. The proven system is used for silos, hoppers and dry bulk trailers. Solimar’s silicone aerators have the highest manufacturing quality control and an excellent record of structural integrity. This new disk provides another level of protection and safety.

The new gray metal detectable disk joins the standard blue and white silicone versions, orange high temperature silicone, black and white EPDM and tan neoprene. The superior aeration of the Solimar disk fluidizer utilizes directional air flow along the wall of the chamber to loosen product and move it to the discharge point. Gentle vibration is provided at the outer edges of the disk which helps to keep powders and bulk solids flowing. Because the disk seals tightly against the chamber wall, there is minimum back pressure. This design advantage also prevents airline plugging. All Solimar aerators are compatible with food grade materials and are FDA approved. The silicone material will not tear or absorb moisture. The disk aerators will withstand temperatures to 350-degrees Fahrenheit (170° C).

Solimar Fluidizers provide the versatility to work with numerous stems and fittings. Models are available to work with high pressure/low volume compressed air or low pressure/high volume blower air. Engineering assistance is available to select the correct number and placement of aerators. Customer can fax or e-mail a sketch of their hopper and Solimar will return a recommendation within 24-hours. Insist on the Original Disk Fluidizer with our exclusive Radial Ridge Design. The Radial Ridge Design is a trademark of Solimar Pneumatics.

Solimar services hundreds of customers worldwide with thousands of applications in silos, over-the-road truck trailers, intermodal containers and railcars. Solimar products are used in over 67 countries around the world assisting in the movement of over 120 different materials. For more information visit the company’s new website at www.solimarpneumatics.com or call toll free in the US 1-800-233-7109.

 


Solimar 25th Anniversary Recalls Aeration Innovation

Two thousand-ten marks Solimar Pneumatics’ 25th year of serving the bulk powder industry. Solimar has grown from one man’s innovative idea of the original disk style fluidizer / aerator in 1985, to a brand recognized across the world with a wide range of products designed to solve powder handling problems.

As with most significant innovations, the Solimar story begins with an individual who had a better idea. The company is named for its founder, Keith Solimar, who as the chief engineer for Butler Manufacturing in the 1970s, experienced every issue facing the movement of powders. After Butler closed its doors, Keith started a tool and die company in St. Paul, Minnesota. The relationships he built at Butler kept him connected with the powder industry, with numerous past customers looking for help in solving their material handling problems. It was not long before Keith hit the idea for a better silicone disk aerator. Keith’s conviction in this method led him to begin Solimar Pneumatics in 1985.

The Solimar disk fluidizer has proven time and again to be one of the most effective solutions to discharging dry powders from trailers, railcars, silos, hoppers and bins. The fluidizer line has grown to include food grade applications, EPDM disks, High Temperature disks and Mini disks. Solimar fluidizers are the standard by which others are measured. No fluidizer lasts longer, is more durable or unloads faster than Solimar.

Historically, the aeration medium in dry bulk trailers or industrial silos had been fabric, which becomes less efficient over time; condensation and product fines slowly plug the fabric and constrict the air flow. This reduced productivity and added to wasted down time while cleaning and drying the fabric. Today, customers have a choice with the Solimar fluidizer. Solimar disks will not plug nor absorb moisture; air escaping from under the silicone disk provides aeration to the powder and the gentle vibration of the hopper wall assist in the discharge of the powder.
Solimar Pneumatics provides a wide variety of components – from the fluidizers, to manhole covers, filters, check valves, custom hopper bottoms, fluidizer control systems, hopper access doors and external mounting kits. Solimar products are used with hundreds of different bulk material types in over 70 countries around the world.

Although Keith is retired, he takes great pride in his contributions to the industry. Keith and his wife, Karen, live near the Minneapolis area and Keith often stops by the office, sometimes to say hi, other times to kick around another invention he’s just thought up.
Solimar Pneumatics is both pleased and thankful to have been able to grow and to serve so many customers over the last 25 years. Solving problems and satisfying customers is a result of having experienced staff specialized in moving powder and bulk solids. Solimar remains a Minnesota-based company and can be contacted at 1-800-233-7109 or by visiting www.solimarpneumatics.com.


SOLIMAR PNEUMATICS INTRODUCES HIGH TEMP FLUIDIZER FOR DRY BULK APPLICATIONSSolimar Hopper Cutaway

March 2009 - Solimar Pneumatics, Minneapolis, MN, a leader in the dry bulk handling industry, recently introduced a new high-temperature fluidizer disk. Used to promote the discharge of dry powders from storage silos, dust collectors, weigh bins and filters, this new fluidizer withstands temperatures from -50° to 450°F (-45°to 230°C). This severe conditions performance provides piece of mind for storage and transport of fly ash storage, cement manufacturing and steel mill applications.

Solimar offers a family of silo fluidizers that enable a uniform flow of most dry bulk materials through aeration and hopper wall vibration. The fluidizer disk distributes air along the bin wall, freeing up product evenly and efficiently while minimum back pressure ensures energy is directed within the walls of the silo or storage container.

Gentle vibration aids in product flow and ensures no compacting or plugging. The patented silicone rubber disk seals tightly against the silo wall to prevent airline plugging and will not tear or pick up moisture. These combined performance characteristics help prevent bridging, rat holing and compacting.

Solimar Pneumatics specializes in dry bulk handling products including silo fluidizers, hopper access doors, disk and plate fluidizers for trailers and automatic manhole covers for trailers.

Contact Solimar Pneumatics
, 7256 Commerce Circle Minneapolis, MN 55432.
Call 1-800-233-7109 or visit them online at www.solimarpneumatics.com.


SOLIMAR PNEUMATICS ANNOUNCES NEW MINI DISK FLUIDIZER

January 2008 - Solimar Pneumatics, Minneapolis, MN, As part of the company’s continuous goal to provide industry-leading aeration, Solimar has introduced a Mini Disk silo fluidizer. This new disk provides all of the features of the company’s standard fluidizers which prevent bridging, rat-holing and compacting in silos, bins and hoppers. The new two-inch diameter Mini Disk fits in pipes, chutes and small hoppers as well as tight curvature chambers with diameters as small as four-inches. The compact size provides material handling engineers and designers with more pneumatic conveying options due to the Mini Disk’s compact size. Solimar’s patent application on the new product is pending.

MINI DISK FLUIDIZERThe superior aeration of the Solimar disk fluidizer utilizes directional air flow along the wall of the chamber to loosen product and move it to the discharge point. Gentle vibration is provided at the outer edges of the disk which helps to keep powders and bulk solids flowing. Because the disk seals tightly against the chamber wall, there is minimum back pressure. This design advantage also prevents airline plugging. All Solimar aerators are compatible with food grade materials and are FDA approved. The silicone material which is used on the standard and Mini Disk will not tear or absorb moisture. The disk aerators will withstand temperatures to 350-degrees Fahrenheit (170° C).

Solimar Fluidizers provide the versatility to work with numerous stems and fittings. Models are available to work with high pressure/low volume compressed air or low pressure/high volume blower air. Engineering assistance is available to select the correct number and placement of aerators. Customer can fax or e-mail a sketch of their hopper and Solimar will return a recommendation within 24-hours.

Solimar services hundreds of customers worldwide with thousands of applications in silos, over-the-road truck trailers, intermodal containers and railcars. Solimar products are used in over 67 countries around the world assisting in the movement of over 120 different materials. For more information contact us today or call toll free in the US 1-800-233-7109.