Dosing slide for water tight closing of pome fruit silos and dosing into the flushing channel

  • Flooding of the silos enables unloading via truck
  • Water tight «Airmatic» seal
  • Steady dosing of pome fruit into the flushing channel

The Airmatic Dosing Slide is designed for isolating pome fruit silos from the flushing channels so that the silo can be flooded before it is filled. The flooding ensures gentle dumping of the fruits with minimal deterioration to them. It is thus mainly used when soft fruits are processed or when very high-quality requirements apply.

The slide is tightly mounted at the silo outlet into the flushing channel. Before flooding the silo the slide is moved to the closed position and the Airmatic seal inflates with pressurised air for a watertight seal. The silo is then flooded, and the fruits are dumped. When the silo is filled the seal is vented, and the water is drained. The fruit discharge from the silo is controlled by timed vertical movement of the slide so that the fruits arrive evenly in the flushing channel in a single layer. An external controller or time switch independently adjusts opening and closing times. Both end positions of the slide can be adjusted.

  • Inflatable Airmatic seal
  • Pneumatic activated slide with solenoid valve and adjustable operating positions
  • Electrical panel with central air distribution
  • Mounting flange for fixing on the flushing silo or installation in a flushing channel

 

Dosing Slide Airmatic

  • Channel/Outlet: 400mm
  • Compressed air inlet: 4–5 bar
  • Compressed air regulator for Airmatic seal: 1–1.5 bar