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Category: Chain Drag Conveyors

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 [...]

Spiroflow Announces Hygienic Heavy Duty Chain Drag Conveyor for the Food Industry

August 31, 2016

Spiroflow's Chainflow Tubular Chain Drag Conveyor

In response to the ever-increasing needs of the food industry, Spiroflow has launched the new Chainflow chain drag conveyor.  The hygienic heavy-duty, totally enclosed, dust-free chain drag conveyor economically conveys dry powders and granules particularly fragile materials such as coffee beans, cereals, specialty breakfast cereals, nuts, dried fruit, grains, dry soup mix, candy, small cookies, baby formula powder, pet food, animal feed, and more.  Processors can easily convey or batch ingredients with the crevice-free design. Chainflow is a tubular drag conveyor that, by definition, is configured in a loop or circuit.  Ultra strong 304 or 316 stainless steel chain is […]

Convey Fragile Materials

July 15, 2015

Drag Conveyor Gently Conveys Fragile Materials
Do you need to convey fragile materials?  You can successfully convey your material with minimal material breakage with careful selection of the conveyor. There are several conveyors available in today’s market place that allow for gentle conveying of fragile materials.   In order to select the most appropriate conveyor, the following material characteristics and equipment related application requirements must be determined: What are the characteristics of your material?  Bulk density Volume or units to be conveyed Drop testing data Angle of repose Angle of slide Particle distribution analysis Particle shape Moisture content Sensitivity to temperature and humidity Temperature of operating environment What are your [...]

Selecting A Mechanical Conveyor

January 23, 2014

Mechanical Conveyor Choices: Everything to Consider Before You Buy
Selecting a mechanical conveyor for material handling solutions will depend on the specific requirements of the end user.  Points to consider are safety, energy consumption, prevention of contamination, dust containment and minimal degrading of the product.  The budget and return on investment will determine the level of sophistication and the suitability of a particular conveyor to meet the application. During the conveyor selection process a specification must be prepared to define the constraints the conveyor must achieve whatever the industry.   This should include characteristics of the ingredients being handled, conveying capacity, materials of construction, dimensional constraints (layout) and any hazards [...]