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Line Vac™

Convey parts, materials, waste – with no moving parts!

A Model 6080 3/4″ (19mm) Line Vac vacuums plastic as it is drilled.

What Is The Line Vac?

A fast, low cost way to convey:

  • Plastic pellets
  • Scrap trim
  • Textiles
  • Bulk solids
  • Food products
  • Chips
  • Paper
  • Pills/tablets
  • Small parts
  • Shavings
  • Sawdust
  • Granules

EXAIR’s compressed air operated Line Vac connects to standard hose or tube to create a powerful in-line conveyor. The compact design features large throat diameters for maximum throughput capacity. Eleven sizes in aluminium and ten in stainless steel are suited to a wide variety of transfer applications.

Line Vac conveyors are ideal for moving large volumes of material over long distances. A small amount of compressed air is injected through directed nozzles to produce a vacuum on one end and high output flows on the other, with instantaneous response. The material flow rate is easily controlled with a pressure regulator. An optional bracket permits easy mounting. No moving parts or electricity assures maintenance-free operation.

How The Line Vac Works

Compressed air flows through the inlet (1) into an annular plenum chamber (2). It is then injected into the throat through directed nozzles (3). These jets of air create a vacuum at the intake (4) which draws material in and accelerates it through the unit (5) for conveying over long vertical or horizontal distances.

Warning : Do not use EXAIR Line Vacs with any material that can become an explosive mixture.

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Line Vac Drum Cover

EXAIR’s fine mesh non-woven Drum Cover is built to fit over the top of 205 or 60 litre drums. The breathable material allows the air from a Line Vac air operated conveyor to circulate, whether moving material in or out of the drum. The cover prevents contamination of your material and keeps material from escaping the drum, which keeps your work environment cleaner and safer.

Since it is fabricated to fit 205 or 60 litre drums, it is the simplest of solutions when needing a containment vessel for your transferred scrap, trim, waste, parts, chips or pellets.

It is suitable for Line Vac conveyance hoses from ¾” (19mm) through 3.4” (86.4mm) outside diameters and comes complete with hose clamps and a durable spring buckle strap for quick and easy installation.

Special Line Vacs

EXAIR manufactures special Line vacs suited to specific application requirements. Configurations and materials can be made to facilitate your requirements. The Line Vac can be engineered to retrofit existing machinery.

A special 3/4” (19mm) Stainless Steel Line Vac evacuates fumes from a silicon wafer etching operation.

The Line Vac (shown left) has special flanges that permit direct mounting to a machine used in the manufacturing of silicon wafers for the semiconductor industry.
This flanged Line Vac is used to remove acidic vapours resulting from surface etching of the silicon wafer. Ordinarily, EXAIR’s Stainless Steel Air Amplifier would have been used since it moves much higher volumes of air. In this case, the Line vac was the better choice since the exhaust piping was long with many bends that would have created high back pressure. The directed nozzles of the Line Vac overcame this downstream resistance.

This special 1-1/2” (38mm) Line Vac is made of PVDF to withstand a chloride washdown.

This special flanged Line Vac (shown left) is made of PVDF, a plastic that has high chemical resistance. In this case, the 1-1/2” (38mm) Line Vac was regularly exposed to a chloride wash, a chemical that would corrode stainless steel. QF flanges were provided on each end to allow easy removal of the conveying hoses for cleaning purposes.

This special Line Vac is used to fill small packets.

Filling small packets with fine powders or granulated materials such as salt or sugar is done using small tubes that are gravity fed from a hopper. This works well when the material is dry; however, moist materials would often pack the tube, blocking the flow. The special funnel shaped Line Vac (shown left) created a suction on the existing tube to permit continuous product flow.

A special miniature Line Vac used to vacuum microscopic debris measures the same size as a US penny!

The special miniature Line vac with barb fittings (shown left) was designed for a manufacturer of integrated circuit chips. It was used to remove microscopic debris during the chip making process. This small Line Vac generated high vacuum and was the perfect configuration for the confined working space. It has also been used by another manufacturer to vacuum liquid and chips from small drilled holes.

Performance

  Air Consumption Vacuum
  80 PSIG 5.5 BAR
Model SCFM SLPM H2O kPa
6058, 6058-316, 6078 5.6 158 -120 -29.9
6059, 6059-316, 6079 7 198 -100 -24.9
6060, HT6060, 6060-316, HT 6060-316, 6080 10.7 303 -72 -18
6061, HT6061, 6061-316, HT6061-316, 6081 14.7 416 -42 -11
6062, HT6062, 6062-316, HT6062-316, 6082 25.9 733 -42 -11
6063, HT6063, 6063-316, HT6063-316, 6083 33 934 -36.8 -9
6064, HT6064, 6064-316, HT6064-316, 6084 45 1,274 -28.5 -7
6065, 6065-316, HT6065, HT6065-316, 6085 58.5 1,656 -23.5 -6
6066, 6066-316, HT6066, HT6066-316, 6086 68.5 1,939 -14.7 -4
6067, 6087 95 2,690 -13.6 -3.4
6088 128 3,625 -10.5 -2.6

Conveying Rates

Line Vacs are available in a number of styles, materials and sizes. Each has a large, smooth, straight bore that allows as much material to pass through as possible. Infinite control of the flow rate through the Line Vac can be controlled by a pressure regulator. Kits include a pressure regulator that is sized properly for flow.

The actual conveying rate is affected by the size, mass and geometry of the part to be conveyed along with the length, lift and number of bends in the hose, tube or pipe. These variables make it difficult to determine the exact conveying rate for any product; however, we can assist you by comparing the material you want to convey with something that has already been tested.

Selecting The Right Model

High Temperature Line Vacs can resist temperatures to 482°C (900°F) and are available in hose or threaded models.

The Line Vac is available in a wide range of sizes to fit your application. Some of the criteria used to select the proper model are:

  • Diameter of parts being conveyed
  • Diameter of hose or tube
  • Rate (weight or volume)
  • Stainless steel (Type 303 and 316) or aluminium

Aluminium is the economical choice for general purpose conveying. Our standard stainless steel models (Type 303) offer good corrosion resistance and are ideal for food service, abrasive or corrosive applications. For critical applications including certain foods and pharmaceutical products, Type 316 stainless steel models provide excellent corrosion resistance.

The High Temperature Line Vac models are suited for temperatures up to 482°C (900°F). Frequently used for sampling hot flue gases, this High Temperature Line Vac can resist back pressure from long pipe lengths with numerous bends. The Heavy Duty Line Vac moves the highest volumes and resists wear.

Comparison

Line Vac Comparison
Material Type Temperature Rating Corrosion Resistance
Aluminium Line Vac 135°C (275°F) Fair
Type 303 Stainless Steel Line Vac 204°C (400°F) Good
Type 316 Stainless Steel Line Vac 204°C (400°F) Excellent
High Temperature Type 303 Stainless Steel Line Vac 482°C (900°F) Good
High Temperature Type 316 Stainless Steel Line Vac 482°C (900°F) Excellent
Hardened Alloy Heavy Duty Line Vac 204°C (400°F) Good
Flanged Type 316 Stainless Steel Line Vac 204°C (400°F) Excellent

Applications

  • Hopper loading
  • Fibre tensioning
  • Material conveying
  • Waste/trim removal
  • Chip removal
  • Part transfer
  • Filling operations

Advantages

  • Compact
  • Quiet
  • No moving parts
  • Fits standard hose or tube
  • Aluminium or stainless steel
  • Eleven sizes
  • High throughput capability

A Model 6084 2" (51mm) Line Vac transports scrap cellophane trim to a waste barrel.

A 2” (51mm) Stainless Steel Line Vac refills a vibratory bowlwith abrasive media in an aluminium sleeve deburring application.

A 1-1/4” (32mm) Line Vac is mounted on a burr removal tool to suction the plastic shavings and transport them to a waste container.

(2) 1” (25mm) Line Vacs remove and discard a label matrix.

A 316 Stainless Steel Line Vac is used by a pharmaceutical company to convey pills and tablets to a packaging station.

A Model 6982 1-1/4” (32mm) Line Vac Kit conveys plastic pellets up to the hopper on an injection moulding machine.

The Model 6083 1-1/2" (38mm) Line Vac conveys plastic granules to the gravity feed hopper on an extruder.

(2) Model 6087 4” (102mm) Line Vacs are integrated into a system for sanitizing playland balls.

Application Spotlights

Conveying Plastic Pellets

The Problem

Injection moulding machines transform plastic pellets into various plastic products. The pellets are gravity fed from a hopper on top of the machine. The “bucket and ladder” method of replenishing the hopper was ineff...

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Line Vac for Matrix Removal from Labelling Application

The Problem

A manufacturer applies labels to their products. After they have been applied, there is a waste stream that is referred to as “the matrix”. The matrix is the release liner that labels are affixed to in bulk format pri...

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Refilling a Vibratory Bowl

The Problem

A manufacturer of metal products deburrs aluminium sleeves in a vibratory bowl filled with abrasive media. As the parts complete the deburring cycle, they are discharged to a screened bed. The abrasive media drops through...

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Sanitising Playland Balls

The Problem

Fast food restaurants and fun centres often include a cage full of plastic balls for the kids to romp around in. The balls were periodically cleaned by a service using truck mounted sanitising equipment. Service personnel...

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Dimensions

Line Vac Models Hose Size                              
Aluminium Stainless Steel Heavy Duty A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P
6078 6058,
6058-316
N/A in 0.38 0.19 1 2.18 1 0.63 1.25 0.63 0.41 0.82 0.17 1.13 0.06 1.07 0.18 1/8 NPT
mm 10 5 25 55 25 16 32 16 10 21 4 29 2 27 5
6079 6059,
6059-316
N/A in 0.5 0.31 1.25 2.62 1.23 0.75 1.25 0.63 0.34 0.68 0.13 1 0.06 1.18 0.18 1/8 NPT
mm 13 8 32 66 31 19 32 16 9 17 3 25 2 30 5
6080 6060,
6060-316,
HT6060,
HT6060-316
150075 in 0.75 0.5 1.88 3.88 1.88 1 2 1 0.76 1.52 0.25 1.38 0.06 1.44 0.2 1/4 NPT
mm 19 13 48 99 48 25 51 25 19 39 6 35 2 37 5
6081 6061,
6061-316,
HT6061,
HT6061-316
150100 in 1 0.75 2.13 3.88 1.88 1 2 1 0.65 1.3 0.26 1.32 0.06 1.56 0.2 1/4 NPT
mm 25 19 54 99 48 25 51 25 17 33 7 34 2 40 5
6082 6062,
6062-316,
HT6062,
HT6062-316
150125 in 1.25 1 2.38 3.88 1.88 1 2.5 1.25 1 2 0.31 1.61 0.06 1.68 0.28 1/4 NPT
mm 32 25 61 99 48 25 64 32 25 51 8 41 2 43 7
6083 6063,
6063-316,
HT6063,
HT6063-316
150150 in 1.5 1.25 2.75 4.38 2.13 1.25 2.5 1.25 0.86 1.73 0.25 1.44 0.06 1.88 0.28 3/8 NPT
mm 38 32 70 111 54 32 64 32 22 44 6 37 2 48 7
6084 6064,
6064-316,
HT6064,
HT6064-316
150200 in 2 1.75 3.25 4.38 2.13 1.25 3 1.5 1.17 2.34 0.28 1.48 0.06 2.13 0.28 3/8 NPT
mm 51 45 83 111 54 32 76 38 30 59 7 38 2 54 7
6085 6065,
6065-316,
HT6065,
HT6065-316
150250 in 2.5 2.25 3.75 4.38 2.13 1.25 3 1.5 1 2 0.31 1.44 0.06 2.38 0.28 3/8 NPT
mm 64 57 95 111 54 32 76 38 25 51 8 37 2 60 7
6086 6066,
6066-316,
HT6066,
HT6066-316
150300 in 3 2.75 4.25 5.63 2.75 1.75 3.25 1.63 1.2 2.41 0.41 1.44 0.06 2.63 0.28 1/2 NPT
mm 76 70 108 143 70 45 83 41 31 61 10 37 2 37 7
6087 6067 N/A in 4 3.75 5.25 5.63 2.75 1.75 3.25 1.63 1.34 2.7 0.31 1.59 0.06 3.13 0.28 1/2 NPT
mm 102 95 133 143 70 45 83 41 34 69 8 40 2 80 7
6088 N/A N/A in 5 4.75 6.25 5.63 2.75 1.75 4.13 2.06 1.7 3.47 0.33 1.52 0.06 3.63 0.28 1/2 NPT
mm 127 121 159 143 70 45 105 52 43 88 8 39 2 92 7

Models

Line Vac Only
Inlet / Outlet Diameter Aluminium Model Type 303SS Model Type 316SS Model High Temperature Type 303SS Model High Temperature Type 316SS Model
3/8″ (10mm) BP6078 BP6058 BP6058-316 N/A N/A
1/2″ (13mm) BP6079 BP6059 BP6059-316 N/A N/A
3/4″ (19mm) BP6080 BP6060 BP6060-316 BPHT6060 BPHT6060-316
1″ (25mm) BP6081 BP6061 BP6061-316 BPHT6061 BPHT6061-316
1-1/4″ (32mm) BP6082 BP6062 BP6062-316 BPHT6062 BPHT6062-316
1-1/2″ (38mm) BP6083 BP6063 BP6063-316 BPHT6063 BPHT6063-316
2″ (51mm) BP6084 BP6064 BP6064-316 BPHT6064 BPHT6064-316
2-1/2″ (64mm) BP6085 BP6065 BP6065-316 BPHT6065 BPHT6065-316
3″ (76mm) BP6086 BP6066 BP6066-316 BPHT6066 BPHT6066-316
4 (102mm) BP6087 BP6067 N/A N/A N/A
5″ (127mm) BP6088 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Line Vac Kits
Kits include the Line Vac, mounting bracket, filter separator and pressure regulator (with coupler)
Inlet / Outlet Diameter Aluminium Model Type 303SS Model Type 316SS Model High Temperature Type 303SS Model High Temperature Type 316SS Model
3/8″ (10mm) BP6978 BP6958 BP6958-316 N/A N/A
1/2″ (13mm) BP6979 BP6959 BP6959-316 N/A N/A
3/4″ (19mm) BP6980 BP6960 BP6960-316 BPHT6960 BPHT6960-316
1″ (25mm) BP6981 BP6961 BP6961-316 BPHT6961 BPHT6961-316
1-1/4″ (32mm) BP6982 BP6962 BP6962-316 BPHT6962 BPHT6962-316
1-1/2″ (38mm) BP6983 BP6963 BP6963-316 BPHT6963 BPHT6963-316
2″ (51mm) BP6984 BP6964 BP6964-316 BPHT6964 BPHT6964-316
2-1/2″ (64mm) BP6985 BP6965 BP6965-316 BPHT6965 BPHT6965-316
3″ (76mm) BP6986 BP6966 BP6966-316 BPHT6966 BPHT6966-316
4 (102mm) BP6987 BP6967 N/A N/A N/A
5″ (127mm) BP6988 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Line Vac Drum Cover & Mounting Brackets
Model Description
6850 Drum Cover Kit
includes Drum Cover, strap, 3 stainless hose clamps (¾” – 1¼”, 1½” – 2½” and 3″)
6994 Mounting Bracket For 3/8″ (10mm) & 1/2″ (13mm) Line Vac Units
6995 Mounting Bracket For 3/4″ (19mm) & 1″ (25mm) Line Vac Units
6996 Mounting Bracket For 1-1/4″ (32mm) & 1-1/2″ (38mm) Line Vac Units
6997 Mounting Bracket For 2″ (51mm) & 2-1/2″ (64mm) Line Vac Units
6998 Mounting Bracket For 3″ (76mm) & 4″ (102mm) Line Vac Units
6999 Mounting Bracket For 5″ (127mm) Line Vac Units

Accessories

Filters, Regulators, Valves & More

With proper filtration of dirt, moisture and oil from the compressed air supply, EXAIR compressed air products will operate for years with no maintenance required. Use a 5 micron or smaller filter separator on the compressed air supply. To prevent problems associated with oil, use a 0.03 micron or smaller oil removal filter on the compressed air supply. Pressure regulators permit easy selection of the operating pressure, providing infinite control of flow, force and air consumption

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Aluminium Line Vac

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Stainless Steel Line Vac

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Line Vac Drum Cover

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