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Fixed Mast vs Moveable Mast Bulk Bag Conditioners

September 20, 2017

Fixed Mast vs Movable Mast Bulk Bag Conditioners: which bulk bag conditioner is best? Should I go with a fixed mast conditioner or a movable mast conditioner?  Should I choose automated or manual? If these questions are on your mind, we can help! At Spiroflow, we have more than 45 years of experience in the dry bulk material handling industry and we manufacture bulk bag conditioners. BULK BAG CONDITIONERS Our fixed and movable mast bulk bag conditioners are used to effectively break up the compacted ingredients arriving in bulk bags. FIXED MAST BULK BAG CONDITIONERS Our manually operated fixed mast […]

Bulk Bag Conditioning

September 18, 2017

What is a bulk bag conditioner? Do you receive material that must be broken up before it will reliably discharge from its bulk bag? Does your material solidify during transportation?  If the answer to these questions is a yes then we are here to help! At Spiroflow, we have more than 45 years of experience in the dry bulk material handling industry and we manufacture Bulk Bag Conditioners globally for a variety of different applications. SO WHAT IS A BULK BAG CONDITIONER? Bulk Bag conditioning is an important step in the process of unloading materials from a bulk bag. They […]

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

Flexible-Screw-Conveyor-Spirals

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. […]

Why You Should Never Under Estimate the Importance of Accurate Weighing

September 7, 2017

In any business it is important to maximize efficiency to ensure sustainable growth and continuity. Accurate weighing is one area that can often be improved. A slight overfill in one day may not be considered significant, however, if this overfill consistently occurs over a year, you may be giving a significant amount of your product away for free. WHY IS ACCURATE WEIGHING IMPORTANT? Did you know that if you sell your product in a bulk bag at a standard weight per bag, then it is very likely that you are overfilling? This is often done intentionally so that customers are [...]

Spiroflow Re-brands with Dynamic New Logo

August 3, 2017

Spiroflow Logo

Spiroflow positions itself for the future with a major re-branding initiative featuring a contemporary new logo. With headquarters in the U.S. and the U.K. and representatives worldwide, the company has been a global leader in the field of powder handling and dry bulk solids processing for more than 45 years. The company has also established a leadership position in the control systems integration industry placing on the Control Engineering 2016 Global Industry Giants list. Spiroflow is building upon its proud history and re-branding to reflect the company’s focus on growth and expansion. Spiroflow is not a single product company or […]

Effective Ingredient Handling: How to Optimize Production

June 13, 2017

Effective Ingredient Handling

When it comes to investing in new equipment, control of ingredients handling is a sector of food manufacturing that’s often given much lower priority than it deserves when compared to main process equipment. It’s important to ensure that your preferred supplier has a team of electrical (as well as mechanical designers) who understand your requirements and can provide sound advice and fast back up.

Bulk Bag Fillers by Weight or Volume: Which Method is Best?

May 8, 2017

bulk bag fillers by weight or volume

There’s more than one way to fill a bulk bag. What method makes the most sense? An operator can choose to either fill by weight or by volume, depending on the application.

Best Bulk Bag Unloader Types: Finding the Best Fit For Your Application

May 1, 2017

best bulk bag unloader types

Finding the best type of bulk bag unloader for your application isn’t difficult, at least it doesn’t have to be. The most important part about the bulk bag unloader (bulk bag discharger) selection process is understanding what you need out of the machine.

How Much Does a Bulk Bag Unloader Cost?

April 12, 2017

How much does a bulk bag discharger cost

Are you wondering how much does a bulk bag discharger cost? Do you want to find the most economical discharging solution with the highest chance of success? There are several variations of dischargers out there designed for different applications. They can be further customized for a processor’s unique site constraints.