Receiving Cyclones

Receiving CyclonesReceiving cyclones are used in conjunction with blowers in transporting plastic material. The cyclone is used to separate the plastic material from the conveying air. The material enters the cyclone through the tangential material inlet. The air is evacuated through the gas exhaust at the top of the cyclone. The plastic material spins in the cyclone and discharges out of the bottom.

Download the Cyclone Dimensional Drawing.

These cyclones are available in either HRS or 304 SS.

Gas Exhaust Filtration

Dust particles can be carried over with air at the gas exhaust outlet on the cyclone. Three levels of filtration are available as standard options with Foremost Cyclones.

The first is a simple cotton Type ā€œEā€ draw string filter bag which mounts directly to the gas exhaust outlet.

The second is a single bag hanging filter bag. A 35 to 40 micron 7 oz Enamelion duck filter bag is hung off a horizontal scroll with a 90 degree elbow.

Download the Hanging Filter Bag and Cyclone Drawing.

The third option is a side mounted plenum with multiple 6 to 10 micron 16 OZ polyester filter bags.

Download the Cyclone with Side Mounted Filter Head Drawing.

We offer six standard models of cyclones:

MODEL Operating Range Cfm-Air Only Material Inlet Size
250 190-280 2 3/16" OD
500 370-540 5" OD
750 560-820 5" OD
1000 750-1100 5" OD
1500 1100-1650 8" OD
2000 1500-2200 8"OD

Safety Dump Valves

If these bags are not regularly emptied the material accumulated in these bags can weigh several hundred pounds. This weight, and the elevated location of some bags, can sometime make it difficult to reach and handle the bags while cleaning them out.

To help overcome this problem, Foremost Machine Builders Inc. has developed a valve for installation on the bottom of the filter bags. This valve will automatically dump material out of the bag when the weight of accumulated material inside exceeds a pre-set value. A drum or gaylord positioned under the valve is used to collect the dumped material.

Gas Filter Valve Solution

The New Foremost Filtered Receiving Cyclones
Filtered Receiving Cyclones


  • Aluminum filter housing and cyclone
  • Optional: Stainless Steel and Carbon Steel
  • 15.5 Square Feet of 100 Micron Filtration Media
  • Optional: Filtration Media Grades
  • Available with multiple inlet diameters
  • 6" Diameter Discharge
  • Flange mounted for mounting to bins, drum stands, and gaylord stands
  • 99.9% Dust Free on particles at 100 Microns or more
  • Automatic Pulse Jet Filter Cleaning with a Pulse Timer Panel

Video: watch a video of the Filtered Receiving Cyclone at work.

Download the Filtered Receiving Cyclone Brochure.

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Plastic Process Equipment

Plastic Process Equipment

23 Spielman Road, Fairfield, New Jersey, USA, 07004-6155
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