Technical Support Hours:
• Monday-Friday: 8:00AM to 5:00PM *Free of Charge
24/7 Technical Support
• Hotline: 855-244-9533 *Free of Charge
Periodic maintenance performed by qualified personnel will ensure long equipment lifetime, safe operation and optimum performance.
• Preferential rate on service visits all year
• Discount on spare parts
• Valid for 1 year
To ensure optimum performance from your system, PVS offers customized training. PVS can train your engineers, maintenance personnel, and operators in everything from the basics of overall system operation and equipment sanitation to preventive maintenance servicing.
The PVS Customer Service and Components Team are available to answer questions, assist with components and parts, and any other need that may arise. They are reliable, friendly and technically trained to help you with any challenges or orders.
The experienced staff of PVS are trained to perform extensive system audits to improve the overall performance to your automated ingredient handling system. This includes:
• System Wellness
• Overall Performance
• Evaluation of Process Upgrades and Capital Improvements
• Maintenance and Housekeeping
Our research and development team creates innovative products to support our customers in an evolving marketplace. We develop and refine existing and new product concepts to uphold our standard to deliver high-quality solutions to customers. We collect and log real-time data about our customers’ production processes and use the information to inform our engineering direction and design. In the test facility, we also test new materials and ingredients to determine whether they can be conveyed and with what particular design, as well as what combination of components is necessary.
The PVS test facility includes:
• Vacuum and pressure dilute transfer systems
• Vacuum dense phase, batch dense phase and low pressure continuous dense phase systems
• Convey distances and elbows in multiple configurations to simulate production environments
• Moisture, sieve and product degradation analysis (Soon!)
• Bulk density testing
• Discharge ability
o Slide angle testing
o Angle of repose
o Fluidization testing
• Test documentation
Toner Dust Collection System with Explosion Supression Package
Dilute Phase Vacuum Conveying System
Preserved fruits and vegetables
Sugar and confectionery
Peanut & Peanut Butter
1 visits annually (16 hours on-site)
Industrial inorganic chemicals
Industrial organic chemicals
Miscellaneous chemical products
Paints and allied products
Plastic materials and synthetics
Soap, cleaners, and toiletries
4 visits annually (60 hours on-site)
Mechanical & Electrical - From silo setting through complete electrical wiring, PVS is dedicated to providing professional union and non-union installations.
Site Supervision and Subcontract Management – PVS’s site supervisors provide a single point of responsibility for on-site installation activity.
Installation Handoff – PVS employs an installation checklist that is used to confirm the completeness and accuracy of the installation and includes testing motor rotation, blower oil levels, and filter media installation.
I/O is checked for continuity through the control program to ensure proper address/physical point relationships.
PVS’s controls team is an active part of the system commissioning effort. This allows us to make on-site modifications to operator interfaces or logic, freeing service technicians to focus on system performance and training.
System “Site Acceptance” or “Dry Run” Testing
PVS suggests that a “dry run” of the system be completed to confirm the basic sequencing of the system components. This process minimizes ingredient waste and provides a time for program modifications to be made.
With both a service technician and controls engineer on site, PVS can support a customer’s pre-production testing to confirm the convey rate and sequential performance of the system.
PVS project managers work with the customer through every step of the project process. We consider our relationship with customers to be a true partnership, and our project managers are the point of constant contact throughout the entire process of a project.
• Design process management
• Component logistic management
• Installation planning and coordination
• Commission planning and coordination
• Project control
• Customer satisfaction
PVS has a technical staff of process, mechanical, and electrical controls engineers who utilize the most advanced software and hardware solutions to engineer the right system for our customers. Our engineers design your system by combining PVS standard components with custom-designed equipment and incorporating additional process equipment into PVS’s scope of supply.
Complete dry ingredient delivery system design
• System layout
• Component sizing
• Batching and cycle-time studies
• Electrical panel design
• Controls programming
• Start-up/commissioning support
Detailed fabrication & installation drawings
• Full 3D modeling capabilities
• Electronic Bill of Materials
103-0302 Series Material Filter Receiver
The PVS Process Equipment 103-0302 Series Material Filter Receiver is designed to handle fine bulk materials in a vacuum type pneumatic conveying system. The modular design of the receiver allows flexibility in selection of construction material, power, filtration, receiver inlet size and type of discharge to meet your current and future application requirements.
13-02 Series Bag Dump Station Specifications
• Painted Carbon Steel Construction
• Lift Off Enclosure Panels
• Lift Off Grate With Integral Safety Switch
• Integral Downdraft Dust Control Hood
• Hinged Lid With Integral Safety Switch
• Flanged Outlet Connection
• Intake Air Bleed Valve
13-02 Series Bag Dump Station
Used for the controlled unloading of small volume bags, boxes or other containers utilized in powder handling applications. Dust created from the unloading of these materials is contained through the use of an integrated downdraft hood with a dust collector in the dump station providing a safer, cleaner working environment for operators.
Furniture and fixtures
Lumber and wood products
Pulp & Paper
Petroleum & coal products
Primary & powdered metals
Rubber & misc.
Stone, clay, glass, ceramics
Take a close look at any PVS ingredient automation system; the commitment to manufacturing excellence is there: the efficient operation, the durable; yet highly finished construction and the adaptability to various uses.
Fabrication & Welding
Capabilities include vessels, platforms, stands, ladders and any other fabricated components requiring cutting, forming, rolling and welding.
PVS provides high-quality machining with multiple CNC machining centers - horizontal, vertical and lathe.
PVS’s industrial finishing group provides complete painting and blasting services, including wet paint, powder coating and blast booths.
PVS assembles all valves, vessels, pumps, and blower packages to the greatest practical extent prior to shipping in order to reduce on-site assembly time.
Crating and Packaging
From the smallest valve to the largest vessel, PVS uses high quality materials to create custom crates that ensure products are protected.
After hundreds of system installations in numerous industries, PVS has expertise that allows us to complete your project with minimal interruption to normal operations. We understand your process, your plant layout and your unique production schedule.
• Site supervision
• Field engineering
• Customer service
• System audits
3 visits annually (48 hours on-site)
2 visits annually (32 hours on-site)
PVS is familiar with the difficulties faced by manufacturers today of understanding how to comply with NFPA standards and the OSHA National Emphasis Program. At PVS, we assist you in comprehending what these standards mean to you and how they potentially impact your operation. Our goal is to help you make sense of the requirements and implement the most practical solutions for your needs.
Below are documents that pertain to combustible dust compliance in the workplace. Manufacturers should have familiarity with these documents. Please feel free to contact PVS to discuss these standards and how they can affect your operation.
OSHA National Emphasis Program (NEP)
Standard for the prevention of fire and dust explosions from the manufacturing, processing and handling of combustible articulate solids. Guide for determining which processes and vessels require protection
Standard for the prevention of fire in agricultural and food processing facilities. Guide for determining which processes and vessels require protection in the Food Industry.
Standard on Explosion protection by deflagration venting guide for venting of deflagrations. If you elect to use venting as a means of explosion protection, this document contains the necessary calculations for calculating the vent area required.
Standard on explosion prevention systems. Guide for determining the proper design for isolations and explosion prevention.