The cast aluminum line of Smart Elbow deflection elbows from HammerTek is now offered in tube and pipe sizes from 1.5 in. (3.8 cm) up to 12 in. (30.5 cm) in diameter. Engineered for dilute-phase and dense-phase pneumatic conveying, the deflection elbows prevent minerals, aggregate, sand, iron ore, and other abrasive materials from impacting the elbow wall, and causing wear, failure and downtime.
The elbows feature a spherical chamber that protrudes partially beyond the desired 90º or 45º pathway, which causes a ball of pellets suspended in air to rotate, gently deflecting incoming material around the bend without impacting the elbow wall or generating heat. Other deflection elbows, offered in varying size ranges up to 18 in. (45.7 cm), are available in cast iron, carbon steel, stainless steel and specialized alloys.