Conveying

Is Butyrate an Antistat?

Is butyrate an antistat? We get this question often, and the answer is ‘at times’ and ‘no.’ Every winter we receive calls asking for help with static buildup in pneumatic systems. Lower humidity brings an increase in static electricity. In...

Fitting Bends To Your Needs

This week we had a challenge. A customer ordered a specialty bend with 4 inch ID on a 20” Outside Radius. The bend was to have an extended tangent on one side of 15” and a short tangent of 1.125”. The customer wanted to put the bend directly into a chute for their...

Funnel Flares Sleeves And Couplings

This week our challenge was to make a simple funnel flare– 3” ID tube to a 4” ID tube. The trick was to do it without tooling. The cup manufacturer company wanted only three flares to put at cup entrance points of its pneumatic transport system. Busada makes all...

Coupling Bells, Flares, And Sleeves

Besides solvent welding, there are several other methods to couple your Flares and Bells to our tubing. Many of our customers want to easily access sleeves and couplings for cleaning of the pneumatic line. Axial Slit and Hose Clamp: We simply provide four .125″...

Dealing With Angel Hairs In Pneumatic Tubing

Dealing with Angel Hairs Angel hairs in pneumatic conveyance is a longstanding problem. It certainly is not welcome in transparent tubing. Angle hairs are described by Theile as “those fuzzy, fitful, filmy pieces of plastic that drive us crazy, and. there is...

Easy Pneumatic Access Port

We recently had an inquiry regarding a transparent easy access port in their pneumatic tubing lines. Our simple solution is to install, wherever necessary a grouping of two axial-slit sleeves and a removable tubing section. The sleeves are to be mounted by hose...

Elbows For Caps

Angel hairs and tube abrasions are the nemeses of cap and closure conveyance. On Apr 1, 2009 Shrikant Dhodapkar (and others) published “Understanding Bends in Pneumatic Conveying Systems” in Solids Processing. The document is widely available online. The...

Busada PETG Tubing For Puck Conveying

Puck Conveying: Busada tubing has been long-known for excellence in pneumatic conveying of cups, containers, caps and such. Our butyrate line enters its 7th decade. We also supply a USFDA NSF 51 approved PETG (Provista) tube (UVO stabilized) and Tritan (tough as...

Busada Pneumatic Conveyor Tubing Has Done The Job For 70 Years

Going through our file cabinets last week, we came upon this vintage gem. The candy-stripe uniform dates the photograph between the mid-50’s to early 60’s; but the tubing is not dated. Today, cup manufacturers essentially use the same method of pneumatic conveying...

An Old Friend Returns

We got to see an old friend this week. A large paper-cup manufacturer called and asked for a “chute diverter” that had been operating in their factory for 30 years! Needless to say, we could not look up their old invoice, so we needed a picture. It was a made-to-order...

Tight Radius Large U-bend

We have a bunch of blogs on tight-radius bends, and of U bends. Here is one that we made for one of our puck-conveyance customers who needed something pizzazzie for a trade show. Cablevey is an international leader in puck conveyance and uses our tubing for sight...

Pneumatic System Senior Mechanical Engineering Project

A 5-man team of senior mechanical engineering students at the University of Missouri contacted us for their required capstone design project. They were to build a functioning model of a coal log pipeline design which was patented by two Mizzou professors back in the...

Bank Pneumatic Commercial

When we first received an inquiry into making tubing for a banking commercial we were amused. And, from their animations, we knew that this was going to be fun. The project had its challenges though. The production company had no experience in pneumatic conveying but...

Rectangular Twist Bend System

We received a challenge from a customer who needed to convey closures through a labyrinth of machines, fixtures, and clearances to get to the loading bin. The trick involved a rectangular twist. Rectangular twists provide a change of orientation of closures (lids in...

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