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Author: Deron Seibert

Deron has more than 20 years in the bulk material handling industry and has been with Spiroflow for more than 10 years. He has been instrumental in the execution of many of Spiroflow’s largest and most complex projects.

Aero Mechanical Conveyors vs. Pneumatic Vacuum Conveyors

January 9, 2017

Aero Mechanical Conveyors vs. Pneumatic Vacuum Conveyors
Should I use aero mechanical conveyors or pneumatic vacuum conveyors? Which are better? If these are questions you’ve found yourself asking, you’ve come to the right place. We get asked these questions all the time about our various conveyors, and we love to help answer these questions for our clients. Here at Spiroflow, we’ve been in the bulk material handling industry for more than 45 years and we have sold both types of conveyors over the years. Given our experience, we find that aero mechanical conveyors are often a better option in many different types of processes. In this article, I’ll cover how each type of conveyor works, what their similarities are, how they’re [...]

How Much Does an Aero Mechanical Conveyor Cost?

January 3, 2017

Aero Mechanical Conveyor viewed upright and with close up of corner housing
An aero mechanical conveyor is one of the most efficient ways to move material in a plant, but how much do they cost? We get this question all of the time. There’s not a simple answer because it depends on several factors. It depends on the construction materials, layout, and selected options. I’ll describe all of the determining factors for the price and why an aero mechanical conveyor could work for you. What Is An Aero Mechanical Conveyor? An aero mechanical conveyor (AMC) is used to move material from point A to point B at a high rate. The conveyor uses [...]

How Much Does a Tubular Drag Chain Conveyor Cost?

October 26, 2016

Drag Chain Conveyor prices vary depending on how they're designed.
How much does a tubular drag chain conveyor cost? We get that question on a regular basis because we’ve been manufacturing these conveyors for customers around the world for years. It’s a great question too because the cost of this type of conveyor can vary quite widely depending on a number of factors. There isn’t a simple answer about the cost because it depends on your individual situation. The material you’re conveying and the requirements of your particular application impact the price. In this article, we will share all the elements that go into designing a drag chain conveyor so [...]

Cable Drag vs. Drag Chain Conveyors

October 13, 2016

See the chain and disc assembly vs. the cable and disc assembly for drag conveyors
Which drag conveyors are best? Should I go with a tubular chain drag conveyor or a tubular cable drag conveyor? If those questions are on your mind, we can help you out. At Spiroflow, we have more than 45 years of experience in the dry bulk material handling industry and we make both types of drag conveyors. Before we go any further, I want to make a few things clear. This article will only discuss chain drag conveyors that operate within a tube. We consider these heavy duty chain drag conveyors. We talk about chain drag conveyors that operate within a [...]

Flexible Screw Conveyors vs. Other Mechanical Conveyors

October 6, 2016

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We have been setting up processors with flexible screw conveyors for more than four decades so our team is often asked about how these conveyors compare to other mechanical conveyors. It’s common to hear flexible screw conveyors called different names. We’ve heard them all. If you call them auger screws, screw augers, flexible augers, screw conveyors, flex conveyors, helix or helical conveyors, flexible spiral conveyors, or spiral screw conveyors we’ll know what you’re talking about. Flexible Screw Conveyors: How They Compare Flexible screw conveyors earn their name. These machines can convey material in any direction from horizontal to vertical. These [...]

Best Flexible Screw Conveyor Manufacturers (Reviews/Ratings)

October 4, 2016

Flexible-Screw-Conveyor
Here at Spiroflow, we know flexible screw conveyors. You may call them flexible augers or flex conveyors, but they were one of the products that helped launch our company more than 45 years ago. Flex screw conveyors are still one of our most popular and well-known products today! And because so many processors around the world understand our approach on all things “flexible screw conveyor,” we are sometimes asked, “who are some of your biggest competitors out there?” We want to be blatantly honest and transparent regarding our competitors because we want you to be as informed as possible. So [...]

How Much Does a Flexible Screw Conveyor Cost?

September 29, 2016

Flexible-Screw-Conveyor
For more than 45 years, Spiroflow has been building flexible screw conveyors for processors around the world. In fact, the flexible screw conveyor is the product that launched the company! These conveyors are dust free, easy to clean, hygienic, gentle, and maintain mixtures. One of the most common questions we get is, “how much does a flexible screw conveyor cost?” When comparing mechanical conveyors, a flexible screw conveyor is the most economical option out there. Determining the cost depends on several application specific factors. This article will lay out all of the variables that can affect the final cost. What [...]

Avoiding Maintenance Issues with Flexible Screw Conveyors

September 12, 2016

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So, you’re in the market for a flexible screw conveyor? Are you wondering how to avoid maintenance issues with flexible screw conveyors? Here at Spiroflow, we have been helping processors move materials for more than 45 years. The flexible screw conveyor (FSC) is the product that launched this company. It’s fair to say that we know FSCs pretty well! We listen closely to our customers and do our best to solve any issues that come up. This article will examine the most common problems processors have with flexible screw conveyors and we’ll also talk about solutions. Flexible Screw Conveyor Problems [...]

Benefits of a Flexible Screw Conveyor: Construction, Capabilities & Performance

September 9, 2016

Flexible-Screw-Conveyor
Every year we talk to hundreds of processors around the world, and one of the first things they ask us is, 'What are the benefits of a flexible screw conveyor?' This is a great question because you want to make sure you choose the right conveyor that you can depend on to meet your requirements safely and reliably. And for that to happen, you’ll need to choose the right conveyor with the right specifications to do the job. We get it! This article will explain the benefits of flexible screw conveyors so that you can decide if it is the right conveyor [...]

What is the Best Spiral for Your Flexible Screw Conveyor?

September 8, 2016

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Are you interested in a flexible screw conveyor? Do you want to know what the best spiral is to convey your material? You’ve come to the right place. At Spiroflow, we’ve been helping processors convey materials with flex screws for over 45 years. In fact, it’s the product that launched our company! There are several types of spiral profile that can be used - each designed for a specific purpose. Regardless of what screw or spiral is used, flexible screw conveyors offer gentle, dust-free handling for thousands of materials. The spirals inside the tubes are typically made from carbon steel or [...]