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Flow SentryA Flow-Sentry is a crushing machine designed to work in liquid or powder pipeline systems and is a fully enclosed crushing device designed to reduce oversize lumps as they travel through a pipe or tube. The Flow-Sentry employs a single set of rotating blades to impact and shatter at close clearance any materials too large to pass between the stationary bars of a sizing grid. Products that pass through the Flow-Sentry are consistent, free-flowing and are often substantially smaller than the slot width of the sizing grid.

Crushing the oversize lumps in the process stream improves efficiency by preventing blockages and pump cavitation, by allowing more accurate metering, and by increasing the available surface area of the crushed material, which improves the speed of downstream production processes . The Flow-Sentry makes use of ACC’s patented “-04” design (US Patent # 6,024,310) for remarkable flexibility in design, and also incorporates our isolated bearing design, which separates the bearings from the seals.

Flow SentryThe design also incorporates our isolated bearing design, which prevents a seal failure from affecting the bearings. Other available options include; special blade arrangements and slot widths, special inlet and outlet configurations (including ANSI or DIN flanges), sanitary ferrules, custom fabricated flanges (including square or rectangular configurations), our exclusive “wafer” arrangement (with face-to-face dimensions as short as 1.75 inches), and designs for high pressure and/or temperature applications.

The “-04” design advantage allows the Flow-Sentry to be easily integrated into numerous locations and applications beyond the obvious pumped liquid slurry systems. Applications include pneumatic transfer systems, gravity systems such as silo or bulk bag feed or discharge systems, and only above or below rotary airlocks.

Reactor chambers used in production processes are susceptible to buildup. Solids can accumulate on the reactor chamber walls and over time the buildup falls to the bottom of the chamber. This material can partially block or entirely clog up moving parts, outlet pipelines, and other components. This can obstruct material movement, wear down machinery and even lead to unscheduled downtimes that interrupt business. 

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A Flow-Sentry crushing machine can prevent these blockages by crushing large chunks of solids and buildup so they can safely exit the reactor.

What Is Flow-Sentry?

Flow-Sentry machinery guards the flow of materials out of a reactor chamber by crushing any solids that can clog the output port or other components within the system. The fully enclosed crushing device proactively mitigates the risk of blockage and pump cavitation by crushing oversized lumps as they travel through the system, allowing the reactor to operate more reliably. This allows for more accurate metering and a greater movement of the crushed material as it flows through the production line.

Flow-Sentry’s Design

Flow-Sentry is a fully enclosed system consisting of a set of rotating blades and a sizing grid with stationary bars intended for use in liquid or powder pipeline systems. As material flows through the pipe and makes impact with the Flow-Sentry system, the rotating blades crush materials that can’t pass through the sizing grid. Our powerful crushing units can handle rocks, stones, chunks of ore, and other dense solids that other tools aren’t equipped to handle.

To further enhance its reliability, Flow-Sentry incorporates an isolated bearing design created by Atlantic Coast Crushers which isolates the bearing from the seal to prevent bearing malfunction in case of a seal failure. Flow-Sentry takes advantage of our patented “-04” design which enhances its flexibility in application by enabling Flow-Sentry units to be implemented in a range of systems such as pneumatic systems, discharge systems, gravity systems, and more.
Atlantic Coast Crushers Model 18FS-04 Flow-Sentry CAD
Our crushing units can be customized to suit your specific needs. Additional customizable options include:

  • Blade arrangements
  • Slot widths
  • Inlet/outlet configurations (including DIN or ANSI flanges)
  • Sanitary ferrules
  • Flanges
  • Wafer arrangement
  • High-pressure or temperature application designs

Advantages of introducing a Flow-Sentry include:

  • Crushing rocks and solids that can jeopardize downstream tools or cause clogs in a reactor chamber
  • Increase the surface area of ore and rock for speedy downstream handling
  • Accurate processing data collection and metering
  • Safer, more consistent processing

Applications of Flow Sentry Crushing Machines

Atlantic Coast Crushers Model 18FS-04 Flow Sentry Data
Flow-Sentry units are suitable for use in virtually any system that relies on a consistent flow of material for processing and is jeopardized by large materials or chunks of buildup in the material flow. Our “-04” Flow-Sentry design is built to accommodate the needs of machinery and applications across diverse industries, not just pumped slurry flows. Some of the most popular applications for our Flow-Sentry crushing machines include the following:

  • Pneumatic transfer systems
  • Silo, bulk feed, and discharge systems
  • Tangential to rotary airlocks
  • Chemical and petrochemical processing
  • Pulp and paper facilities
  • Pharmaceutical production
  • Food processing
  • Plastics processing systems

Why Partner With Atlantic Coast Crushers?

Atlantic Coast Crushers Model 18FS-04 Flow Sentry
Atlantic Coast Crushers is a leading manufacturer and provider of high-torque and heavy-duty crushers built to optimize the flow of slurries and materials in commercial, industrial, and municipal processing systems. We specialize in innovation, so we’re constantly refining our designs to meet the increasingly unique needs of diverse clients. When you choose Atlantic Coast Crushers, we’ll work with you to find the right unit to optimize your facility’s output. We offer a wide range of products and one-on-one services to help you find the perfect fit.

Order Your Flow Sentry Crusher From Atlantic Coast Crushers Today

Flow-Sentry crushers are built to handle strong, dense materials that could otherwise clog or interrupt the flow in your processing systems. We have two patents and are always developing new solutions to resolve complex size reduction needs. Contact us today to learn more about the specifications of our different crushing units or to start your search for the right-fit solution.