When dry solids material handling is part of the manufacturing process, sometimes a traditional cyclone dust collector simply won’t do—especially when valuable materials are involved. This was the case for a diversified technology company that recently reengineered tiny glass beads used for reflective pavement markings so that they are more durable with excellent retro-reflective properties. During their propriety manufacturing process, the valuable glass and ceramic beads become airborne and need to be collected for reuse. While a cyclone dust collector seemed to be the logical choice for effective dry solids material handling, the spherical shape and high density of the beads caused most of them to bounce off of the cyclone walls and be expelled from the collector. To increase the efficiency of the dry solids material handling process, the company selected a SplitStream™ Cyclone Dust Collector. Its unique dual-air stream counter-cyclonic design prevents collected beads from hitting the interior walls and keeps them from being deflected out of the cyclonic vortex. It provided the best collection efficiency of any dust collection equipment tested, collecting nearly 100 percent of the airborne beads. View our animated demo to see how counter-cyclonic dust collection can improve your dry solids material handling application.