07413388 is referenced by 10 patents and cites 35 patents.

The invention relates to a method and an apparatus for pneumatically conveying bulk material which does not flow readily, in which: bulk material is metered by means of one or more input device(s) (8) into a lateral conveyor (1); and the bulk material in the lateral conveyor is subsequently emptied via a transport line (19) wherein the metering of the bulk material into the lateral conveyor (1) is achieved by means of the input device(s) (8) and the emptying of the lateral conveyor (1) is effected with simultaneous action of a mechanical conveyor (9) in the lateral conveyor and inflowing compressed gas (17), with the mechanical conveyor (9) having a narrow clearance with respect to the lateral conveyor (1), so that the lateral conveyor is substantially emptied during the emptying process.

Title
Method and apparatus for pneumatically conveying bulk material which does not flow readily
Application Number
11/330841
Publication Number
7413388 (B2)
Application Date
January 12, 2006
Publication Date
August 19, 2008
Inventor
Claus Krebs
Krefeld
DE
Agent
Nicanor A Kohncke
Assignee
LANXESS Deutschland
DE, US
IPC
B65G 53/08
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