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Category: Flexible Screw Conveyors

Flexible Screw Conveyor – The Perfect Choice For Maintaining Mix Integrity

September 14, 2017

A flexible screw conveyor (FSC) is ideal to preserve the homogeneity of a mixture even where particle size or density vary widely between the components. This is essential when transferring from a mixer to further process or packaging machinery. HOW IT WORKS A flexible screw conveyor works by having a rotating helical screw inside an ultra-low friction polymer tube running at speeds normally in the 500-960 rpm range. The flight of a traditional rigid screw sweeps the whole area of its conveying tube. With an FSC it only impacts a modest percentage of the whole tube cross section. An FSC […]

Flexible Screw Conveyors – Cost Effective Versatile Conveying

September 13, 2017

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Flexible screw conveyors (FSCs) earn their name. These machines can convey material in any direction from horizontal to vertical. They can be routed around fixed objects and from room to room providing maximum versatility. Often they used to feed filling machinery, convey product from a hopper to a process and provide controlled feeding. It can also provide dosing from bulk bags, feeding products from multiple inlets, loading silos or filling bulk bags. A fantastic entry-level conveyor, flexible screw conveyors are the perfect option for small food processors. They offer a cost effective, low maintenance, dust-free and low energy conveying solution. […]

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 [...]

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

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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

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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 [...]

Problems with Flexible Screw Conveyors: Finding the Best Setup

September 12, 2016

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So, you’re in the market for a flexible screw conveyor? Are you also wondering what the problems with flexible screw conveyors can be? 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 [...]

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

September 9, 2016

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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 [...]

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 [...]