Offering outstanding separation of lights and heavies from conveyed material waste streams, the Screenpod Airvac Range is easily implemented into any materials processing operation, across a wide variety of applications. Available in both diesel and electric drive variants, the machines are adaptable to both blower and suction functionality, providing high throughput and low operating costs, with minimal maintenance requirements and a fast setup time, from a compact and easily transported package, all controlled from a clear and user-friendly interface.

Airvac 4 1200E

  • 415V 3-Phase 15kW Electric Motor
  • Heavy Duty Suction Fan
  • User friendly interface for straightforward operation
  • Variable speed controls for fan
  • Robust steel frame with lifting eyes and forklift pockets for easy transportation
  • 4 x Telescopic Legs for adjustable working height and excellent stability
  • Access doors and removable panels for excellent service access
  • Lockable door latches with removable keys for security
  • 3 Emergency Stops located around periphery of machine
  • Fast On-Site Set-Up time – Less than 10 minutes
  • Mains connection on lead for plugging into power supply
  • Requires 18KVA generator minimum for operation

Key Benefits:

  • Can reduce and ultimately replace need for manual sorting of various materials
  • Improves quality of processed materials produced
  • Significantly faster method of separation than manual sorting
  • Higher rates of recycling and larger volumes of extracted material
  • Can remove materials that can be sold for recycling to create new revenue streams
  • Reduce amount of waste destined for landfill, lowering disposal costs

Applications include:

  • Wood Recycling and Biomass Production
  • Construction and Demolition Waste
  • Aggregate Production
  • Household Waste
  • Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) Production
  • Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) Production
  • Scrap Metal Recycling
  • Compost production
  • Plastics Recycling
  • Trommel Fines Clean-up
  • Paper and Cardboard Recycling
  • Glass Recycling and clean-up
Vac Head

Vacuum Head:

  • Universal brackets for mounting on almost any existing conveyor frame.
  • Adjustable width to suit conveyor belts up to 1200mm (47”) wide
  • Lightweight steel construction giving outstanding durability
Air Knife


  • Can be hung from almost any conveyor frame using chains
  • 1200mm (47”) wide to suit wide range of belt widths
  • Adjustable valve to control power of air flow
  • Lightweight steel construction providing exceptional robustness

How it Works:

The Airvac can sort the lights and heavies of a material stream on a conveyor in 2 different ways:

Vacuum Head
The vacuum head (or vac head) is positioned over the material stream as shown in Fig. 1. It’s connected to the inlet of the Airvac via a hose. As the fan on the Airvac rotates, any light material passing under the vac head gets pulled up through it, getting sucked through the fan inlet and shot out of the outlet on the Airvac, where it can then be connected into a skip or area for collection, ultimately separating it from the heavy material on the conveyor.

Airvac - How it Works

The Air-knife is positioned as shown in Fig.2. It’s connected to the outlet of the Airvac via a hose. It has a large circular inlet and wide, narrow outlet. As the fan on the Airvac rotates, the airflow entering the air-knife is spread out along the narrow outlet, distributing it evenly across the width of the conveyor. As the air stream passes through the material coming off the belt, light material gets carried away and is blown out of the heavy material, thus separating the two.

Air Knife - How it Works
Airvac Overview Range

Air Density Separation Equipment