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V-Blending (B)

Loading product into V-Blenders is a common challenge that can introduce multiple operator safety risks. Lifting and dumping drum or bag stock into the opening of a V-Blender is a difficult task that can expose operator to high levels of airborne dust and create awkward lifting postures that can lead to operator injury. A custom designed operator mezzanine with the proper material handling equipment can mitigate these safety risks while reducing the process time for loading the blender. Rheo offers a fully customized system that includes an operator platform, Material Lift, Drum Tipper and a local extraction system.

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Point Source Capture

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15 seconds
Drum Tipping

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200 kg

Fixed Mount Drum Tipper

The Rheo Drum Tipper addresses the ergonomic risk factors associated with manually dumping drums. Each Drum Tipper is designed to meet the specific requirements of the application (drum weight, discharge height, discharge reach, etc.). The Fixed Mount Drum Tipper design features a very small footprint and is intended for dedicated applications. This feature is available for both standard and Variable Height Drum Tippers.

Ventilation Sleeve

The Rheo Ventilation Sleeve provides localized dust extraction to capture airborne dust and vapor. The full perimeter slot design provides 360 degrees of extraction to ensure that the required capture velocity is achieved across the entire opening of the Ventilation Sleeve. Each Ventilation Sleeve is engineered to interface with the equipment it serves. The Ventilation Sleeve can be offered as a standalone fixture or mounted on an articulating, height adjustable arm. These arms can be integrated with a portable cart or a wall mounted plate.

Several options are available to ensure the best solution for the application. These options include bag landing tables, bag disposal ports, integrated lids, custom adapter plates, and product grates.

Material Lift

The Rheo Material Lift is designed to match the size, weight, and required elevation of the load to be raised. These GMP compliant machines are designed with multiple safety interlocks to ensure the safe and reliable delivery of materials to the mezzanine level of production facilities.

Column Lift

The Rheo Column Lifts are configured to match the size, weight, and required elevation of the load to be raised. These GMP compliant machines are available in mobile and stationary configurations.

Rheo - Containment Equipment - Air Filtration Unit

Air Filtration Unit (Supporting Product)

Rheo offers a complete line of portable and stationary Air Filtration Units that provide a local HEPA filtration device to serve Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) systems. The Rheo Air Filtration Unit is designed to meet the utility requirements of multiple Rheo Ventilation Sleeves; it is also a good fit for any application with similar extraction utility requirements.

Each system is configured to comply with international electrical standards. The GMP compliant design features a small footprint and noise rating of 76 dBa. Safe Change filters and activated carbon filters for VOC’s are also available.

Rheo Air Filtration Units are a cost effective alternative to upgrading house exhaust systems that have become over utilized or where there is a need to prevent the contamination of the house exhaust system ducting.

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