Moving things around a warehouse or factory can be difficult. If it’s a solid item then a good old fashioned forklift truck will probably suffice. But, what if it’s powder you want to move, or a liquid or a really small item like paracetamol tablets, what can you do then? The answer is embedded in science and ingenuity. It is the Pneumatic Conveying system like that from https://www.aptech.uk.com/pneumatic-conveying-systems/.
You’ve probably seen a pneumatic system in action before. When you go shopping in a supermarket have you considered how all the cash gets back to the cash office? When the cashier reaches a certain amount they pop it in a pod that shoots back into the cash office to be counted. The movement of goods works in the same way.
Compressed air is shot along the tubes pushing the products in front of it. It is a very powerful force but, because of the nature of air pressure applying itself equally over something, it doesn’t rupture or break the subject. This makes it a wonderfully safe system for moving really difficult substances like powder from one end of the factory to the other.