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AIR-LIFT CONVEYOR SYSTEMS

air lift conveyor systems

Basic Airlift Systems transfer items between two similar Send/Receive Stations through a single interconnecting tube.
For installation where limited space or building obstructions won't permit standard 48-in. radius bends, 24-in. radius
expanded bends are available that allow the free travel of Carriers without binding. Expanded bends can be used for
upward, downward, or horizontal runs.
Two Configurations of Send/Receive stations are available for use in the pressure/pressure Airlift systems, depending
on the user's station mounting requirements. The Type I Station suits narrow and taller mounting spaces, whereas the
Type II Station fits wider and shorter mounting locations. Both Stations are fabricated from 16-gauge cold roller steel
with an enamel finish. Station doors are manufactured from heavy steel.

 
PNEUMATIC DISPATCH SYSTEMS
Low-cost, automatic, instantaneous dispatch system designed to convey materials between
two similar Send/Receive Stations through a single connecting tube

Airlift Pneumatic Systems can deliver anything that fits in an Airlift Carrier to any remote location - even on
different floors or in other buildings - in a few seconds. Small parts, orders, invoices, credit cards, shipping papers,
memos, currency, mail, laboratory or test samples, medical supplies, or any other load weight up to 5 lbs, are whisked
at speeds up to 25 feet per second on a jet-stream of low-pressure air to a destination up to 2,000 feet away. Flexible
systems deliver upward, downward, or in any direction, not just horizontally. And they are energy-efficient; the
blower operates only when a Carrier is in transit, not 24 hours a day as many other system do.
Unlike old-fashioned, bulky, twin-tube vacuum systems consisting of heavy steel tubing and low-capacity carriers
plus expensive three-phase turbo-compressors requiring additional complex controls, the Airlift Pneumatic Systems
are compact and high-capacity, providing two-way carrier travel in a single tube. Conveying tubing and bends are
made from either strong, lightweight, non-corroding, dent-resistant PVC or optional steel, with diameters of 3 in., 4 in.,
or 6 in. And unitized Send/Receive Stations with built-in turbo blowers can sit on desks or tables, or mount easily in a
minimum of space on walls, building columns, or any convenient flat surface, without using prime plant floor space.
Installation is so easy, your own employees can set it up in less than a day! No complicated power wiring. Just plug
system into an existing wall outlet.
Airlift Carriers are made from durable, high-density polyethylene for excellent wear in system-compatible diameters
of 3 in., 4 in., and 6 in., and standard lengths of 10 in., 12 in., and 14 in. Their smooth surfaces and aerodynamic
design generate minimal friction, permitting dramatic increases in system capacity and length.
Thousands of pneumatic tube system users are proving the cost efficiency of Airlift Pneumatic Systems in such
diverse installations as:

  • Quality Control Labs
• Factories
• Transportation Terminals
• Warehouses
• Banks
• Hospitals
 

• Auction Houses
• Auto Dealers
• Brokerage Firms
• Railroads
• Restaurants
• Motels & Hotels

 
or anyplace requiring an immediate flow of items at the lowest possible cost. Airlift Pneumatic Systems completely
eliminate the need for messengers in most operations...eliminate their wages, benefit packages, coffee breaks, and
time taken from more productive work...and deliver the goods ten times as fast!
If you're wasting money moving things in your business, then you should look into economical, fast, reliable, safe,
and clean Airlift Pneumatic Systems. No other pneumatic tube system can deliver papers, parts, or samples from
one location to another with the ease, speed, low cost, and safety of an Airlift system.
TYPE I STATION
type 1 station system
TYPE II STATION
type 2 station system
AIRLIFT CARRIERS
SYSTEM SIZES TO MEET EVERY NEED
airlift carries containers
Rugged high-density plastic construction assures long lift
for Airlift Carriers. Smooth surfaces and aerodynamic
design, combined with the polished inner surfaces of
extruded PVC tubing, generate minimal friction for more
system capacity and greater length than other pneumatic
tube systems commercially available.
3" AIRLIFT CARRIERS
For loads up to 1 lb. and distances to 1,000 feet.
Provides 2-1/4" useful diameter by 10" or 12" length -
26% more volume than ordinary carriers.
4" AIRLIFT CARRIERS
For loads up to 3 lbs. and distances to 2,000 feet.
Provides 3-1/4" useful diameter by 12" or 14" length -
40% more volume than ordinary carriers.

6" AIRLIFT CARRIERS
For loads up to 5 lbs. And distances to 1,000 feet.
Provides 4-3/8" useful diameter by 12" or 16" length -
more capacity at 1/3 the weight of ordinary carriers.


SAFE AND EASY SYSTEM OPERATION
The user simply loads a Carrier and places it on the trapeze-design swing arm in the send/receive compartment. After
closing the door, the push of a button dispatches the Carrier immediately to its destination, simultaneously locking the
door of the receiving Station at the other end until the air flow stops just before the Carrier arrives. At the same time,
red and white lights illuminate on the receiving Station to indicate that a Carrier is in transit. When the Carrier arrives
at the receiving Station, the red signal light is extinguished to indicate the Carrier's arrival. The white signal light remains
ON until the receiving Station door is opened.
Door locking and unlocking are fully automatic; no user action is required. This is only one of the many standard
features designed to eliminate the chance of user injury.
STANDARD SAFETY AND CONTROL DEVICES BUILT IN EVERY
QUALITY PNEUMATIC SYSTEM

All of these safety and control features are standard and built into Airlift Pneumatic Systems, not added at extra cost.
Exclusive electro-mechanical safety Door Locks prevent access to the send/receive compartments while a Station is
   in process of receiving a Carrier. Fully automatic. No user action required.
Trapeze-design swing arm assembly prevents Carrier from entering receiving Station when the door is open. No
   more banged fingers!
Red signal light on receiving Station indicates system is in use; automatically extinguished when Carrier arrives at
   receiving Station.
White signal light indicates Carrier arrival in Station; automatically extinguished upon removal of Carrier from
   compartment
Airlift Pneumatic Systems assure you of the finest in engineering, material, workmanship, and service.
Standard tubing, bend, and couplings made from strong, lightweight, non-corroding, dent-resistant PVC.
Steel tubing available.
High-volume, low-friction Carriers made from long-wearing, high-density plastic with locks and finger holds.
Wrap-around Station bodies fabricated from 16-gauge cold rolled steel with scratch-resistant enamel over a
   primed surface to insure a permanent, hard finish.
Station doors fabricated from heavy steel.
Stainless steel moldings.
Full-size rubber door gaskets resist compression-set and prevent air leakage.
Swing arm assembly and exclusive Safety Door Lock mounted on the frame for strength.
Swing arm's trapeze design is fastened at both ends, not just one side.
Acoustical foam Station interiors absorb noise and provide additional Carrier cushioning for longer life.
Total solid-state electronic controls mounted on a plug-in PC board that can be replaced in minutes if necessary.
Electronic system timing for precise blower shutdown.
Industrial-quality electrical/electronic components feature:
                 Solid-state circuitry
                 Industrial-rated transformer
                 Sprayed PC boards
                 6,000-hr. expected life signal bulbs
                 30 amp terminal strip
                 Color-coded wiring
Stations shipped individually in specially-designed cartons to insure damage-free arrival.

SIMPLE INSTALLATION...EVEN UNDERGROUND
No Blower Mounting or Manifolding of Air
No Expensive Three-Phase Wiring
No Cumbersome Controls or Fittings

Your own maintenance crew or local tradesmen can install an Airlift Pneumatic System in a minimum of time in
new or existing building using all factory-supplied components.
Many Airlift Pneumatic Systems are used to transport samples of all types between manufacturing operations
and a quality control or test site.
Underground installation of the tubing is highly desirable in these applications, because the tubing is protected from
the elements, from wide swings in temperature, and from accidental damage. It utilizes heavy-wall PVC tubing and
bends for underground installation.
OPTIONS FOR CARRIER SPEED CONTROL

A unique option available on Airlift Pneumatic Systems is Variable-Volume Speed Control. Engineering excellence
has developed this entirely new concept in point-to-point pneumatic tube systems, that of using variable air volume to:
Control Carrier speed
Reduce the force of Carrier impact upon arrival
Reduce the noise of Carrier impact.
Produce a smooth, non-turbulent, jolt free transmission of the Carrier's cargo.
Variable-Volume systems produce a smooth, gentle Carrier ride on a cushion of air and a pillow-soft landing on the
arrival pad!
The keys to this innovation in pneumatic tube systems are two adjustable timers. A pneumatic tube system requires
the most air pressure to lift the Carrier out of the Station and through its initial vertical rise. But, once the Carrier is
level, the system's power requirements drop significantly to just enough pressure to overcome any friction between
the Carrier and the tubing walls.
Variable-Volume Carrier Speed Controls are standard in 6-in. systems, and available at nominal cost in 3-in.
and 4-in. systems.
Another design for carrier slowdown is a relief valve, triggered by air pressure, that controls the Carrier as it reaches
the point of final descent into the terminal Station. This valve vents system pressure and allows the Carrier to fall
unpowered into the Station. To counteract the pull of gravity, a second valve simultaneously builds up back pressure
to cushion the Carrier's fall to soft and gentle landing on the arrival pad. The total result is a cargo that rides smoothly
and arrives unshaken.

OPTIONS:   NOISE CONTROL    CONDENSATION    TUBE EXPANSION   
CONTRACTION    FIRE

CUSTOMIZED SYSTEMS FOR SPECIAL APPLICATIONS
In addition to the standard sound-absorbing special gaskets and foam Carrier arrival pads used in all Airlift Send/
Receive Stations to dampen noise-producing vibration and Carrier impact shock, we offer the user a choice of
different options that can greatly eliminate the blower noise inherent in pneumatic tube systems:
A remote blower that restricts all blower noise to a location where sound is not objectionable.
For installations where condensation of moisture particles in the air flow can cause a problem, an outside air
   intake can be incorporated into an Airlift Pneumatic System to provide a moisture-free atmosphere.
Telescoping expansion joists for long, straight runs in variable-temperature conditions.
Fire dampers - guillotine type - when tubing must penetrate fire walls or floors.

Airlift Pneumatic Dispatch Systems can be customized to meet your requirements. For example:
Stainless steel Send/Receive Stations for food processors, medical facilities, and laboratories.
Galvanized steel Send/Receive Stations for highly-corrosive environments, such as paper mills and chemical
   plants.
Downsend available on all models.
Send/Receive Stations with double doors and controls for access from both sides of walls or windows between
   offices.
Special paint finished to match your color scheme.
Extra-long Carriers for blueprints, photo plates, x-ray films.
Static-free Carrier linings for transporting electronic components or photographic materials.
Inexpensive between-floors system that uses gravity to drop carriers and pressure only for return.
Clear, high-impact plastic doors.
Steel tubing systems available in 2-1/4", 3", 4", 4-1/2" and 6" round, and 4" x 7" oval.


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PRICING - BASIC SYSTEM-PRESSURE/PRESSURE-TYPE I OR II STATIONS:
Includes two (2) stations with automatic in-use & arrival lights, safety locking
doors & solid-state circuitry, two (2) 90 degree bends, four (4) carriers, (9"
standard in 3" system & 12" standard in 4" system), 100 feet of straight tubing
& all necessary couplings, hanging strap, hardware, cement and cleaner.
3" 4" 6"
PRICING - ADDITIONS TO SYSTEM
DESCRIPTION 3" 4" 6"
TUBING
Per foot-includes couplings & Hanging material
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Per foot-heavy duty - includes couplings
BENDS
24" Centerline Expanded 90° Bend
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24" Centerline Expanded 90° Bend Heavy Duty
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36" Centerline Expanded 90° Bend Heavy Duty
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48" Centerline Standard 11° Bend
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48" Centerline Standard 11° Bend Heavy Duty
48" Centerline Standard 22 Bend
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48" Centerline Standard 22° Bend Heavy Duty
48" Centerline Standard 45° Bend
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48" Centerline Standard 45° Bend Heavy Duty
48" Centerline Expanded 90° Bend
48" Centerline Expanded 90° Bend Heavy Duty
COUPLINGS
P.V.C.
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P.V.C. Heavy Duty
Stainless Steel (No - Hubs)
Air Line Elbow (remote air or remote blower)
CARRIERS
9" Inside Length
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12" Inside Length
14" Inside Length
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PRICING - SYSTEM OPTIONS
SYSTEM OPTIONS
3"
4"
6"
Arrival Signal, 24V Remote Audible or Visible
Arrival Signal, 110V Remote Visible
Double Doors & Controls (add per station)
Electrical Lockout (requires wire between stations)
Expansion Joint
External Air Intake (specify location)
Key Locking Door Handles (add per station)
Remote Blower (specify location)
Slow Down Valve
Stainless Steel Body (add per station)
Station, Inverted (downsend, add per station)
Station, Single Eagle Type I or II
Wire, Plenum (per foot)
220V Electric's& Motors (per station)
Upgrade Hangers Tube hangers and hardware (per ft)
Steel Top casting
Foam insert for carriers
Clear Door Upgrade
Vision Panel Door Upgrade
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