Flour is a food powder that has been milled or ground from wheat, grains, nuts, seeds or roots. Whether used as a main ingredient in baked products, such as bread or packaged food, flour is considered a staple in most countries - particularly in the United States. Handling flour at a mill, packaged food plant, or ingredient supplier can present challenges; flour dust is combustible and can present a safety hazard to workers. Preventing flour dust from escaping into the factory during transport requires a sealed system. For this reason, flour dust containment is often a top consideration when choosing bulk flour conveying equipment or a pneumatic flour conveying system.
An enclosed flour transport system such as a sealed pneumatic conveying system can safely and efficiently move milled or ground flour from bulk bags, silos or other sources to the process termination point, while fully containing flour dust during transport. Common examples of flour types which can be handled by a sealed pneumatic conveying system include wheat flour, organic flour and gluten-free flour such as almond flour, corn flour, oat flour, coconut flour or tapioca starch flour.
A pneumatic conveying system for flour can be as simple as a self-contained powder vacuum loader, or designed as a complete pneumatic conveying system with controls, depending on the bulk flour application and scale of the flour or packaged food processing operation. For quick expansion, Pneu-Con offers a line of ready-to-use pneumatic conveying systems for dry bulk flour. Equally suitable for handling wheat flour, gluten-free flour, organic flour and dry bulk food ingredients used for producing packaged foods, Pneu-Con's pneumatic conveying systems are engineered to solve issues for most bulk flour and packaged food applications.
Fully enclosed dust-free pneumatic conveying systems offer benefits over mechanical systems used to transport flour. Pneumatic conveying systems have superior sanitation, are easier to clean and maintain, and are optimal for preventing release or escape of conveyed flour material into the atmosphere. Pneu-Con's line of powder loaders, powder receivers, and complete pneumatic conveying systems are suitable for conveying most types of bulk flour and packaged food ingredients. Pneu-Con has a team of flour material conveying experts who are ready to help you get the best pneumatic flour conveying system for your specific flour or packaged food application.