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Category: News

‘Spiroflow’ Big Bag Dischargers – smashing!

January 10, 2008

We are delighted that brand leader Premier Foods have recently purchased 2 of our Big Bag Dischargers and 4 of our Flexible Screw Conveyors to deliver processed product to packing lines at their Histon site. The product in question is SMASH Instant Mashed Potato. As Premier Foods’ 1970’s ‘Martians’ advertisement has been voted the best TV ad of all time, SMASH ranks among the UK’s best known consumer brands. Premier Foods operate 7 production sites in the UK and employ over 3,000 people. Their Histon site has been in existence for over 100 years with a complement of around 350 […]

‘Spiroflow’ Big Bag Discharger – made for the job!

December 2, 2007

The managers and operatives at Colin Stewart Minchem’s Winsford, Cheshire site are pleased with the performance of their ‘Spiroflow’ Big Bag Discharger even though it is not being used for the job it was originally bought! Colin Stewart Minchem Ltd are soon to change their name to AMCOL Minerals Europe to better reflect their business activities. They are part of the AMCOL International Corporation; which, through its operating subsidiaries, is a leading international producer and marketer of value-added, specialty minerals and related products. The Company’s products serve 12 major markets, including detergents, personal care, speciality minerals, pet products, building materials, […]

Aero-Mechanical Conveyor from Spiroflow assures a dependable and consistent flow of acrylic powder to improve quality

November 12, 2007

A ‘Spiroflow’ Aero-Mechanical Conveyor, supplied by our sister company Spiroflow Systems Inc., has been instrumental in assuring a consistent flow of soft acrylic powder into a large cylindrical mixing vessel without lumps or sticking in the production of Fluorex™ thermoplastic paint at Soliant LLC in Lancaster, South Carolina, USA. Fluorex™ is an alternative to traditional paint and plating systems and is more durable, cost effective and environmentally friendly. With a current production palette of over 140 different colours, Soliant thermoplastic decorative film and coating is used by a variety of industries from automotive to marine, architectural, signage, appliance, electronics, telecom […]

Spiroflow – the environmentally friendly choice!

October 21, 2007

We live in a world 4.6 billion years old with a known life span of a further 5 billion years. However its current inhabitants are threatened by the exhaustion of energy reserves and pollution. That’s the bad news, but the good news is that man’s instinct for survival is pushing the sciences associated with alternative energy and waste management forward at an exciting and encouraging rate. We at Spiroflow are pleased to be playing a part in all this by way of supplying equipment and systems to the companies at the forefront of such technologies! The ‘Spiroflow’ Big Bag Discharger […]

Spiroflow – The road to success!

October 8, 2007

Nynas Bitumen UK, part of the Swedish AB Nynas Petroleum company, is very pleased with the performance of the ‘Spiroflow’ Aero-Mechanical Conveyors and the Big Bag Dischargers that handle the dry ingredients at its Ellesmere Port, UK bitumen plant. Nynas manufactures the ‘high-tech’, speciality bitumen so important for the safe and long lasting road surfaces on which we all rely today. The Spiroflow ingredients handling system comprises: 4 Aero-Mechanical Conveyors, 2 Big Bag Dischargers and 2 sack-tip stations plus associated electric controls. The Aero-Mechanical Conveyors range in length from 7 metres to 22 metres and are operating in a variety […]

Weigh, weigh the best – time and time again!

September 3, 2007

We are delighted to report that one of the ‘Spiroflow’ Flexible Spiral Conveyors with which our name is synonymous is performing ‘brilliantly’ for boiled sweet manufacturer Joseph Dobson & Sons Ltd. In the application at Dobson’s, the conveyor is operating as a reliable, accurate and highly repeatable volumetric feeder. It is delivering sugar from a sack tip hopper to a steam pan some 3 metres away. It is in this steam pan, a pressure vessel mounted on load cells, that the base ingredients of sugar, glucose and water are weighed, mixed and pre-heated before being transferred to traditional open pans […]

‘Spiroflow’ conveyors cap them all!

June 21, 2007

It’s not often that customers take the trouble to send suppliers unsolicited testimonials but that’s exactly what Bernard Partridge, Technical Advisor for the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) at Harwell did for us! We supplied a Flexible Screw Conveyor to transfer the cement which UKAEA use to encapsulate radioactive waste within their Liquid Effluent Treatment Plant (LETP). So pleased are UKAEA with the performance of the conveyor that their testimonial reads, “The feeder system that you supplied to us has been running routinely for several months now and has performed excellently, giving very consistent feed rates and no problems. […]

Spiroflow system transforms output

May 2, 2007

A ‘Spiroflow’ bulk bag discharging and conveying system has significantly increased output at Carroll & Meynell Ltd, a leading manufacturer of electrical transformers. Carroll & Meynell moved to new premises 5 years ago to accommodate considerable growth in their business. Further, recent growth has caused them to re-think their production methods. The handling of the fine silica sand used to ‘pot’ transformers was a major production line bottleneck.

Nothing fishy about this discharger!

March 10, 2007

The operatives at fish food manufacturer Skretting of Longridge, Lancashire, UK think that their ‘Spiroflow’ Bulk Bag Discharger is “wicked” – which, roughly translated, means that they are delighted with the way it performs! It used to take them 25 to 30 minutes to discharge each of the 11 ingredients used in the production of fish feed for industrial fish farming. Now one tonne bulk bags (FIBC’s) are discharged in around 5 minutes.


February 15, 2007

New RHINOVEYOR Flexible Screw Conveyors for very abrasive applications. We are delighted to announce our new ‘RHINOVEYOR’ range of flexible screw conveyors for abrasive materials. At Spiroflow, we have pioneered the design, manufacture and application of flexible screw conveyors for over 30 years. Now, with tough black conveying tubes, the ‘RHINOVEYOR’ range extends the scope of these versatile conveyors into applications for abrasive materials hitherto deemed to be dangerous territory! Flexible screw conveyors are an effective mechanical means of conveying powders and granules – offering the simplest and lowest cost solution for a multiplicity of applications. They comprise a heat-treated […]