All dry bulk solid materials handle differently – watch the video

by James Podevyn

All dry bulk solid materials handle differently – watch the video

I saw a post on Linked In that appeared to show coloured balls being separated by magic. However, working in the dry bulk solids industry it was easy to see how this effect was caused. Watch the video:

It’s science!

The balls are unfortunately not being sorted by magic, it is science! They are all slightly different sizes and therefore behave differently once they are poured out of the funnel. The pegs will allow only certain sizes through to each compartment which allows the balls to be sorted by colour but really they are also being sorted by size.

Test Your Materials

This video is an important reminder that all dry bulk solids behave differently and although they may appear to be the same to the human eye the particles might be slightly different. At Spiroflow we always recommend testing the material before choosing a conveyor. We have a database of product conveying trials logged over forty-five years, taking the guesswork out of assessing flow rates and expected performance. If you are not able to witness a trial, we can send you a video with a full test report and recommendations.