Feeding virgin or reclaimed metal powder to a sieve or hopper is usually done manually which is heavily dependent on an operator and exposes the employee to hazardous metals and heavy lifts.
Moreover, it is hard to ensure that all metal powders are picked- up from the barrel/container which results in loss of powder, causing an expensive process scrap. Piab’s Vacuum Conveyors can effectively feed the sieve or hopper directly from the original manufacturer barrel/container which leads to an automated process and more efficient productivity. This also creates reduced dependence on the operator and a safer and more ergonomic working environment. Conveyors can be integrated in portable sieving solutions because of their easy assembly and light weight which allows the use of the same conveyor and sieve solution for printers.