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Hammertek SMART ElbowS® for Pneumatic Conveying Systems

CMT is proud to offer the patented HammerTek SMART Elbow® for pneumatic conveying systems. The Hammertek® Smart Elbow provides long-wear protection from elbow failure in multiple process system settings, including pneumatic and hydraulic conveying applications. The deflection-action of the Hammertek Smart Elbow® can increase the lifespan of your elbow pipe fitting by several years. This simple, yet genius, modification in steel elbows is a big reason why our experts at Carolina Material Technologies continually implement Hammertek® Smart Elbows when designing process systems.
Applications and Markets Served:
  • Abrasives- Materials conveyed include foundry sand, limestone, fly ash, fiberglass, grit, cement and other aggregates
  • Plastics- Materials conveyed include Polypropylene, Polyethylene, PVC, HDPE, LDPE, PET, PTFE, Nylon, and Styrene
  • Grains- Materials conveyed include soybean, corn, wheat, rye, rice, oats and barley
  • Power- Materials conveyed include limestone, fly ash and Magnesium Oxide
  • Pulp & Paper- Materials conveyed include Hog fuel, wood bark, and saw dust
  • Water Treatment-Materials conveyed include limestone

Hammertek Elbows Industries

Features and Advantages

HammerTek SMART® Elbow Benefits

Wear is one of the most common problems in pneumatic conveying systems. It is a problem that can cost tremendous amounts of resources in labor and replacement costs. Wear creates issues like elbow failure, formation of streamers, breakage, and dusting of fragile materials, and plugging and build-up. That’s why our experts know that installing HammerTek® SMART Elbows at the beginning of a new system will prevent many headaches and lead to a durable process system that ensures quality end product.
HammerTek® SMART Elbow Pneumatic Conveying Line Fittings use spherical chambers that protrude partially beyond the desired 90° or 45° pathway, causing a ball of material suspended in air to rotate. This simple, yet brilliant discovery was observed to cause material to rotate in the same direction as the airstream that powers it, which causes incoming material to be cushioned by the ball's rotation, and is gently deflected around the bend. The HammerTek® Smart Elbow prevents impact with the steel elbow wall, essentially eliminating costly elbow wear, material degradation, melting and plugging. HammerTek® Smart Elbows are available in cast iron, carbon steel, aluminum, stainless steel and special alloys in 90 and 45 degrees with flanges and socket-weld ends.
Hammertek® Elbow Pneumatic Conveying Line Fittings
1 - Reduce Wear
Hammertek Elbows PREVENT wear and failure when conveying abrasives and mineral-based powders
2 - Prevent Streamers
Hammertek Elbows PREVENT the formation of streamers and angel hair commonly found in plastics applications
3 - Prevent Breakage
Hammertek Elbows PREVENT breakage and dusting of fragile materials, such as corn flakes.
4 - Prevent Plugging
Hammertek Elbows PREVENT plugging and build-up of cohesive and sticky powders and solids
Hammertek SMART® Elbow Options

  • Virtually eliminates wear from pneumatic conveying abrasion
  • Eliminates pneumatically generated streamers and fines
  • Reduces product degradation of friable materials
  • Eliminates plugging and surging
  • Reduces heat from friction
  • Space savings, 60% less space compared to Long Radius Sweeps
  • Reduced maintenance cost
  • Eliminates unscheduled plant shutdowns
  • Ease of installation with flanged or socket weld
  • No increase in pressure drop across entire system
  • Self flushing prevents cross contamination
  • Pneumatic Conveying Elbow Alloy Materials
      • Aluminum
      • Cast Iron
      • Ductile Hard
      • HammerLast 400
      • HammerLast 500
      • HammerLoy
      • 304 Stainless Steel
      • 316 Stainless Steel
      • Carbon Steel
  • Pneumatic Conveying Elbow Tube sizes
      • 90 degree Pipe Schedule 10/40 & 80 from 1 ½” to 18” dia.
      • 45 degree Pipe Schedule 10/40 & 80 from 1 ½” to 16” dia.
      • 90 degree Tube Size 11 gauge 1 ½” to 8”
      • 45 degree Tube Size 11 gauge 2” to 8”

  • Special Coatings
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