Patent Number: 6,251,152

Title: Vacuum receiver for separating particles in a gas flow having an inlet housing insertable and removable from an opening in a cover of the vacuum receiver

Abstract: A vacuum receiver for separating particles entrained in a gas-particle stream and for allowing a gas stream to exit from the vacuum receiver to an exhaust blower while simultaneously allowing the particles to remain in a particle receiving vessel having an open top. A cover is provided which has a top wall with a perimeter thereof resting on a surface of the receiving vessel encircling the open top. The cover has two openings therethrough, the first opening being oriented directly above the particle receiving vessel and a second opening being oriented on an axis that is wholly outside a peripheral boundary of the particle receiving vessel. The cover further includes a structure defining a passageway extending from the particle receiving vessel to the aforesaid second opening. A reciprocal valve member is mounted in the passageway and a drive motor is provided therefor which is mounted on an exterior part of the passageway to facilitate easy access thereto.

Inventors: Thiele; Charles W. (Kalamazoo, MI)

Assignee: C.W. Thiele Company

International Classification: B01D 45/00 (20060101); B01D 45/08 (20060101); B01D 045/08 (); B01D 035/157 (); B01D 050/00 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018