Electromagnetic Vs Pneumatic Conveyors.


Electromagnetics is the right way to convey in the majority of applications

The Challenge:

When it comes to choosing between electromagnetic and pneumatic conveyors, electromagnetics is the right way to convey in the majority of applications. There are several ways to choose a support system, this decision will, of course, depend largely on the application required.

Pneumatic conveyor systems are considered noisy, dirty, often leaky and less reliable, with parts needing to be replaced more quickly. Electromagnetic conveying systems, on the other hand, can have a service life of up to 25 years, and deliver a faster return on investment as there is less downtime required for cleaning and maintenance.

Our Solution:

Although they are excellent for vacuum applications, they are often unreliable due to the fact that parts often wear down quickly, product spills from blown bag products is another limiting factor.

Electromagnetic conveyor systems are able to effectively meet many of today’s production requirements, such as food and consumer goods, which require gentle handling and fast production times with hygiene standards being paramount in every Cox & Plant design this is more important than ever before in these ‘new normal times’.


The biggest benefit of using electromagnetic conveyors is the lower noise emitted while in operation. This is a field in which Cox and Plant Products offers expertise, our unique conveyor controller designed to significantly reduce noise levels of vibratory conveyors to just 55dB(A) practically the same level as a normal office working environment.

Our systems can be utilised to control any of our electromagnetic conveyor systems reducing noise levels so low that ear defenders no longer need to be worn.

Legislation states that the current acceptable level in a working environment is 85 dB(A), at which point ear defenders are required to be worn by equipment operators. Noise levels above 85 dB(A) are believed to cause incurable damage to hearing.