VAC-U-MAXThis year’s Powder & Bulk Solids Conference & Exhibition (Powder Show) marked the 40th anniversary of the inaugural Powder Show, which first debuted in 1976. The Powder Show is the dry processing and bulk solids handling industry’s largest trade event, where both US and other manufacturers exhibit the latest innovations in bulk solids handling. This year’s event also featured a Center Stage pavilion where process equipment manufacturers, in appreciation for their continued support of the event and the industry, were presented with an award for exhibiting at all Powder Shows for the last 40 years. VAC-U-MAX President, Steve Pendleton accepted the award on behalf of VAC-U-MAX.

“We are excited at the opportunity to both support the Powder Show and the bulk solids handling industry. As a US manufacturer of both processing and industrial vacuum cleaning equipment, we feel the need to perpetuate our strong industry know-how and even stronger application expertise at events like the Powder Show, where we continually reach and teach process engineers about the latest innovations in bulk solids handling,” says Steve Pendleton, President, VAC-U-MAX.

Since 1954, VAC-U-MAX has been the pioneer in vacuum pneumatic conveying, developing the first air-powered venturi unit and advancing technologies for direct-loading of vacuum tolerant process equipment. Additionally, VAC-U-MAX is the first to design vertical-wall “Tube Hopper” material receivers.

At the event, VAC-U-MAX exhibited a full range of pneumatic conveying equipment, showcasing continuous and batch conveying applications, including the company’s standard Midrange Series Conveyors. VAC-U-MAX exhibited an in-application demonstration of a large 36 inch diameter filter receiver conveying deer corn from a bag dump station with integrated dust collector and bag compactor. System was powered by a VAC-U-MAX Vacuum Pump Unit. VAC-U-MAX is a UL-listed manufacturer and supplier of control packages.

Additionally, VAC-U-MAX exhibited several industrial vacuum cleaning systems, including the industry’s first air-powered vacuum cleaner, which does not utilize electricity or generate heat from operation. The MDL55 Combustible Dust Vacuum Series (Models 40008, 40012, 40013) are ideal for applications requiring cleanup of fine dusty materials and combustible dusts. The MDL850 was also featured, a high-powered portable vacuum cleaner offering continuous bagging of debris, minimizing worker exposure to dusts. The MDL1020 and MDL1040 were also demonstrated, with the MDL1020 featuring a powerful positive displacement pump designed specifically for high volume recovery (up to 5 tons per hour) of a variety of materials, and the MDL1040PD central vacuum system, engineered for Class I and Class II rated locations, with support of 1 to 3 operators at one time, while conforming to NFPA standards for indoor installation. For more information visit

“We look forward to exhibiting at the 2018 Powder and Bulk Solids show,” says Steve Pendleton, “and VAC-U-MAX will continue to support the powder and bulk solids handling industry with advances in process automation via pneumatic conveying and industrial vacuum cleaning.”