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Is pneumatic conveying better than mechanical conveying?

There are many advantages to a pneumatic conveying system over mechanical conveying. A pneumatic transfer system has a relatively simple design that transfers material through an enclosed hose or pipe that can be routed around things in the path between the source equipment and the receiving unit. This arrangement provides the flexibility needed to integrate the system into an existing process that may require multiple directional changes. This is also helpful when space is an issue. Add in the facts that a pneumatic conveyor is a closed system with few moving parts, and you can begin to see the value of this technology over mechanical transfer systems.