Airlock is designed for discharge of the settling product from dischargers or air cleaning devices. Airlock can be also applied for discharge of bulk stock from silos, and as dosing unit.
Airlocks application is typical for transfer of bulk materials from one container to another with different air pressure in these containers. Often such containers are storage hoppers of air cleaning units in combination with pneumatic transport pipelines. Airlocks also provide opportunity for material dosed supply from storage hopper to various technological chains, and allow easily automate the process.
Airlock is designed for operation in conjunction with cyclones, filters, pneumatic separators, applied in technological schemes of flour mills, groats mills and animal feed mills grain storages.