“Our passion is to connect with customers and develop operator-centric equipment,” says Michael Thiel, Director of Sales & Marketing, HAF Equipment. HAF understands the challenges faced by customers through meetings and discussions centered on what they are trying to achieve. HAF reviews the characteristics of the raw materials that need to be transferred and processed, and details regarding how the materials are being transported. All relevant information is gathered to design a system that can effectively handle materials as per the client’s requirements. HAF’s tagline, “Ready to Connect” perfectly encapsulates the company's approach to successfully deliver custom engineered and tailored systems for each unique customer. Moreover, HAF repairs existing systems and provides diagrams and layouts to help clients envision their new system.
HAF serves clients from a variety of industries including food, dairy, chemical, functional foods, automobile, EV, battery, and dust collection. While dry bulk material handling is a primary focus at HAF, the company also provides systems that process liquid materials.
Our passion is to connect with customers and develop operator-centric equipment
When moving bulk dry materials, vacuum conveying is the preferred method. To this end, HAF offers the Moovinator, a vacuum conveying system designed with a higher than normal air-to-cloth ratio, which in turn provides a smaller unit than traditional vacuum receivers. From materials as fine as carbon, sticky as sugar, oily as cinnamon, or as abrasive as pet coke, the Moovinator can convey materials by vacuum or by pressure from one point to another. Besides, the other innovative piece of equipment offered by HAF is the Navigator, which is an automated bulk bag unloader. It can empty 2,000-pound super sacks and fit inside a 12-foot headspace—which is important for customers when they are retrofitting new equipment and have constraints with space.
Moving forward, HAF is focused on automation. This is in response to the shortage in the workforce especially with regard to skilled operators as was evident during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many automated designs for new equipment are in the pipeline for HAF and several patents are pending. For companies interested in automation and reducing their workforce, HAF is a perfect partner that provides creative solutions which help in streamlining the manufacturing process and improving efficiency.