Turn-head distributors

Turn-head distributors

JACOB multi-way distributors are the compact solution for conveying bulk goods to many machines or silos in the production process. In order to meet different requirements, JACOB has various multi-way distributors with up to 2 x 20 outlets in it’s standard portfolio.

The turn-head distributor is available as standard in 45 and 60 degrees and is ideal for distributing granular bulk goods, such as grain, by gravity without overpressure inside the pipework system and with no demand for dust-tightness internally.

The feeding takes place from the top through the turn-pipe towards the required outlet inside a closed casing. With the double turn-head distributor, feeding takes place from the top through two counter-rotating turn-pipes.

The dust-tight version of the turn-head distributor is particularly suitable for distributing bulk goods by gravity up to a maximum of 1 bar overpressure in the pipework system. In this version, sealing of the turn-pipe outlet by means of pneumatic pressing onto outlet sleeve.

On request, all versions of the turn-head distributor are also available with FOOD GRADE, and except the double turn-head distributor additionally with DETECTABLE DESIGN.

You can find options for individual solutions, for example turn-head distributors in an ATEX version or with wear protection, in our catalogue.

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Turn-head distributor – Your product flow perfectly managed


Thanks to the optional anti-wear lining, our turn-head distributors are very durable.

Explosion protection

We offer explosion protection (ATEX) for our multi-way distributors.

Maximum flexibility

JACOB multi-way distributors are available not only in a comprehensive standard range but also in a wide range of special versions.


Scope of service

Documentation and information material are available digitally for our multi-way distributors. We also guarantee a long-term replacement supply.

Our products fit for various areas of application

Grains in any form
  • Cereals
  • Concentrated feed
  • Seeds
Food, beverage and tobacco
  • Spices
  • Coffee & Tobacco
  • Sugar
  • Rice
  • Animal feed and pet food
  • Confectionery
Chemicals, pharmaceuticals, plastics
  • Polyamides
  • Intermediate products
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Granulate
A wide range of special versions available

Your individual multi-way distributors

  • Proximity switches
  • ATEX-versions on request
  • FOOD-GRADE-versions
  • Second inspection door available on demand
  • Seals in DETECTABLE-DESIGN-versions avaiable
  • Wear protection lining
  • Other drives
  • and much more

Inquire your customized multi-way distributors by using our contact form. 

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What do I have to consider when choosing products?

What materials, goods or residues should be extracted?
Important when selecting the materials of components, e.g. U-shaped seals or pipe elements.

What environment are we working in?
The choice of material depends on the ambient temperature and the installation location (indoor or outdoor).

Which regulations do you have to comply to?
JACOB offers products for sensitive goods, e.g. food or pharmaceuticals.

What pressure is used for extraction?
Depending on the pressure you have to consider another wall thickness.

How much volume has to be conveyed?
The extraction volume influences the diameter and indirectly also the type of connection.

Bulk Goods Handling

The transport of bulk goods places high demands on the pipe system. With the modular pipe system from JACOB, bulk goods of various shapes and properties can be transported. With more than 8,500 products, the system offers the necessary flexibility for use in numerous areas.

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Case Study

Bühler’s Bakery Innovation Center (BIC) covers a complete range of bakery processes – from conception to production. Pipes and components from JACOB were used for bulk material handling and exhaust air aspiration. Because the systems in question are used for processing foodstuffs, all the components used are from the particularly high-quality FOOD GRADE line. These fulfil the requirements of EC 1935/2004 and the FDA. Also part of the system: the blue U­shaped seals, which are metal detectable thanks to incorporated metal particles.

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