KHD Humboldt Wedag
V-separators are typically big beasts – and that is sometimes a challenge. Which is where the VS Compact comes in.
Based on the larger design of VS Classic, the VS Compact lowers the height between material inlet and outlet flange. We have also optimized the design for an even better air distribution in smaller spaces to ensure as efficient separation as possible. As a result, the height is significantly reduced compared to a VS Classic.
But what about that characteristic V-shape? Combined with a constant flow of air through the separator during operation, the shape prevents material building up inside the machine. It is essentially self-cleaning – a useful thing to be when you are handling fine and abrasive materials.
The separation zone is the heart of the machine. And it needs to be tough! Exposed to high abrasion, it is manufactured from highly wear-resistant materials to ensure long life. When it does finally reach the end of its life, you can switch it for a new separator zone, without needing a completely new separator.
In a V-separator, product fineness is controlled by adjusting the air speed through the separation channels. But sometimes you might need that little extra control. Adjustable flaps inside the VS Compact allow you to fine tune separation to precisely meet your specifications.
Like its big brother the VS Classic, the VS Compact is more than a separator. It can also dry, cool and deagglomerate feed materials, mix fresh material and rejects, and pneumatically transport material onto the next step in the process.
This extends its range of applications, even to feeds with high moisture. It also reduces the need for other equipment. And less equipment = less costs = happier plant operator/owner.
Low energy consumption means lower operating costs and reduced environmental footprint. We call that a win-win scenario. But how does the VS Compact achieve it? It is a great question. The answer comes in two parts.
Firstly, as a static separator – that is, with no moving parts – it consumes no electricity. The VS Compact also has low pressure drop, even at high loads. And low pressure drop is key to reducing energy consumption through the grinding circuit as a whole.
With no moving parts and a design that prevents material build-up, the VS Compact needs very little maintenance. In fact, it can go for years without needing to stop. It is one less thing to worry about – and to spend your maintenance time and dollars on.
up to 2000 t/h
150 µm to 1500 µm (D85)
up to 1.000.000 m³/h
Feed Options (Materials)
Raw Materials, Cement, Minerals, Coal, Slag
Diameter 2000 – 9800 mm
Material is fed from above. Fines are entrained in the air flow and blown up through channels to the outlet. Coarse material falls down and is discharged.
More than 40 units worldwide in operation. The latest project was in 2017 and consisted of one unit.