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Author: Dave Hesketh

Dave has been with Spiroflow for more than 25 years. He’s a Chartered Engineer, member of the Institute of Engineering Designers, and a member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Dave is a regular contributor to a variety of industry trade publications.

Cable Drag Conveyor Problems: Keeping Material Moving

February 1, 2017

Cable Drag Conveyor Problems

What are the problems with cable drag conveyors? I know why you’re asking. Adding a cable drag conveyor to your process is an investment.

What are the Best Materials for Drag Chain Conveyors?

December 25, 2016

Best Materials for Drag Chain Conveyor
What are the best materials for drag chain conveyors? Running the proper materials decreases down time and increases productivity, because the conveyor is operating at its full potential. We’ll talk more about that in this blog. There are two types of drag chain conveyors out there - structural and non-structural. At Spiroflow we manufacture both. In order to keep things simple, we will only talk about heavy-duty non-structural drag chain conveyors such as our Chainflow conveyor. We talk about ultra-heavy duty structural drag conveyors in this post. What Is A Tubular Drag Chain Conveyor? A drag chain conveyor is a [...]

Drag Chain Conveyor Problems: Keeping it Moving

November 10, 2016

Drag Chain Conveyor Close Up And In Motion
A tubular drag chain conveyor can be an important part of a process. If they’re not running like they’re supposed to, or not at all, then they’re not doing anyone any good. At Spiroflow, we’ve been in the dry bulk material handling industry for more than 45 years and we are proud of our work and our conveyors. We want our conveyors to run well, just like you do. That’s why we are writing about keeping your conveyors moving. What Is A Tubular Drag Chain Conveyor? For the purpose of this article, when I mention drag chain, I’m referring to [...]

Mechanical Conveyor Choices: Everything to Consider

October 19, 2016

Mechanical Conveyor Choices: Everything to Consider Before You Buy
Selecting the best mechanical conveyor for your application is crucial to your processing success and your bottom line. Here at Spiroflow, we have a comprehensive range of conveyors that processers can choose from. Our primary objective is to provide you with the safest, most efficient, and most reliable conveying solution for your application. We work with our customers to make sure they get the exact conveyor for their needs. We’ve been doing it for decades and we’ll do it for you. This article will break down what you should keep in mind when working with a conveyor manufacturer. You’ll also [...]