Sanitary Flange Line Vac™

Convey materials, parts, waste – with easy disassembly and clean-up!

What Is The Sanitary Flange Line Vac?

EXAIR’s Sanitary Flange Line Vac is the best way to convey materials in systems which require frequent or mandatory cleaning. The Sanitary Flange Line Vac fits within your current sanitary flange piping system and converts it into a conveyor for waste, parts and bulk materials.

When your piping system requires sanitary flanges, which make it easy to dismantle and clean its components, the Sanitary Flange Line Vac will suit your needs. They are made from Type 316SS to provide superior corrosion resistance and cleanliness. These flanged Line Vacs limit entrapment areas where bacteria can grow and the clamp style sanitary flanges are compatible with ISO 2852. Sanitary Flange Line Vacs are designed with the same performance characteristics of EXAIR’s standard and Threaded Line Vacs, which make them a versatile solution for your conveying needs. Conveying rates are easy to control by regulating the compressed air supply pressure.

The Sanitary Flange Line Vacs are available in four common flange sizes, 1-1/2” (38mm), 2” (51mm), 2-1/2” (64mm) and 3” (76mm). All metal parts are made from Type 316SS. No moving parts or electricity assures maintenance free operation.

How The Sanitary Flange 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.


  Size Air Consumption Vacuum
  80 PSIG 5.5 BAR
Model in mm SCFM SLPM “H2O kPa
161150-316 1.5 38 33 934 -36.8 -9
161200-316 2 51 45 1,274 -28.5 -7
161250-316 2.5 64 58.5 1,274 -23.5 -6
161300-316 3 76 68.5 1,939 -14.7 -4

Horizontal Conveying tested at 80 PSIG (5.5 BAR)


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


  • ISO 2852 compatible
  • Type 316SS
  • Fits standard sanitary flanges
  • Four sizes available
  • No moving parts
  • Compact
  • High throughput capability
  • Quiet

Sanitary Flange Line Vac air operated conveyors are the best way to convey materials through systems which require frequent or mandatory cleaning.


Models   A B C D E F G H I
  (air inlet)
161150-316 in 2 1.25 2.31 4.38 2.13 1.25 1.32 1/4 NPT 20°
mm 51 32 59 111 54 32 34
161200-316 in 2.52 1.75 3.25 4.38 2.13 1.25 2.22 3/8 NPT 20°
mm 64 44 83 111 54 32 56
161250-316 in 3.05 2.25 3.75 4.38 2.13 1.25 2.78 3/8 NPT 20°
mm 77 57 95 111 54 32 71
161300-316 in 3.56 2.75 4.25 5.63 2.75 1.75 3.28 1/2 NPT 21.3°
mm 90 70 108 143 70 44 83


Sanitary Flange Line Vac Models
Sanitary Flange Line Vac Only
Sanitary Flange Line Vac Kits include the Sanitary Flange Line Vac, mounting bracket, filter separator and pressure regulator (with coupler)
Inlet / Outlet Diameter Sanitary Flange Line Vac Only Model Sanitary Flange Line Vac Kit Model
1-1/2″ (38mm) BP161150-316 BP163150-316
2″ (51mm) BP161200-316 BP163200-316
2-1/2″ (64mm) BP161250-316 BP163250-316
3″ (76mm) BP161300-316 BP163300-316
Line Vac Drum Cover
Model Description
6850 Drum Cover Kit
includes Drum Cover, strap, 3 stainless hose clamps (¾” – 1¼”, 1½” – 2½” and 3″)


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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