As a specialist in pneumatic conveying together with their partner Claudius Peters, ELB Engineering Services recently launched its Fluidcon system. Pneumatic conveying has always been an acceptable means for transporting fine materials from one location to the other. From a positive point of view, the initial investment and maintenance costs are typically lower when compared to mechanical conveying systems. However, the energy consumption for the air supply on pneumatic systems is considerably higher than other options power requirements.
The Claudius Peters Fluidcon system uses the advantages of typical pneumatic conveying at considerably lower energy requirements.

Fluidcon has the benefits of less power consumption due to the incorporation of the aeroslide transportation principle within the transport pipe. Additionally, it provides a dense phase system with increased bulk material load. Depending on the transport pipe routing, the Claudius Peters Fluidcon system can substantially reduce power consumption. Fluidcon can be used to convey all fine bulk solids which can be fluidised with low air velocities and expands homogeneously during the process.

During 2005, ELB Engineering Services signed up license agreements with German based companies Koch, Claudius Peters and Australia-based Sedgman. ELB Engineering Services will be providing engineering equipment solutions into the South African market.