How to Choose the Best Plastic Injection Manufacturer

How to Choose the Best Plastic Injection Manufacturer

3 Reasons Why Startup Cement Suppliers Should Buy Air Cannons

by Christy Douglas

The amount of money being invested in the construction industry by the Australian government and private developers is a clear indication that things are looking up for the sector. It is an encouraging business outlook for startup cement suppliers. If you are planning to start a cement supplying firm, air cannons are part of the critical equipment that you need to purchase. However, most startup cement suppliers assume that air cannons are not a necessity and can be added later on. However, nothing could be further from the truth. This article explains why air cannons are a priority for startup cement suppliers.

Avoids Material Wastage -- Cement suppliers can choose between hoses and hoppers to deliver cement to waiting for delivery trucks. Most suppliers prefer hoppers because using tubes requires energy to push the cement to the delivery trucks. Hoppers use inverted pyramid-shape tanks that rely on gravity to push cement through the discharge point at the bottom.  Most of the cement will make it out of the hoppers, but some of it will remain inside due to the shape of the tank -- shallow base slopes and tight corners. During a project, the accumulated cement absorbs moisture and hardens, thereby rendering the material useless. Air cannons are essential in this case since the periodic bursts of air loosen the cement and push it to the delivery trucks.  

Prevents Hopper Damage -- As cement (especially dump cement) collects on the inside slopes and tight corners of the hoppers, absorbed moisture causes the cement to harden. The extra weight of the hardened cement compromises the structural integrity of hoppers and makes the equipment hazardous. Removing accumulated cement from the hoppers using air cannons, therefore, ensures that there is no extra weight from hardened cement and improves the longevity and safety of the equipment.

Maintains Flow Rate -- The flow rate of cement from hoppers to delivery trucks is critical for efficient service delivery. A faster flow rate means that clients' trucks do not have to line up for hours. When dealing with cement, however, the flow rate can be compromised mainly due to the substrate's ability to bond and form lumps on the side slopes of hoppers. Over time, as more cement collects and binds inside the tank, the discharge point get narrower. A narrow rathole means that cement will flow at a slow rate. Air cannons eliminate the challenge since the frequent bursts of compressed air blow away cement that accumulates near the discharge points. Air cannons ensure that the rathole is free thereby keeping the flow rate at desired levels.


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How to Choose the Best Plastic Injection Manufacturer

To get the right plastic products, your business needs to find the right manufacturer and supplier. If you've never done this before, then choosing the right company to work with can be a headache. I'm Mike. I worked in industrial procurement before I retired and I set up this blog to help people get the information they need when they're working with plastics companies. My blogs will hopefully help you understand more about plastics manufacturing and the related stuff that's important to any business now, like recyclability and green production techniques. Hope it's interesting reading and makes it easier for you to produce the products you need!