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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 [...]

What are the Best Materials for Drag Chain Conveyors?

December 25, 2016

Best Materials for Drag Chain Conveyor
What are the best materials for drag chain conveyors? Running the proper materials decreases down time and increases productivity, because the conveyor is operating at its full potential. We’ll talk more about that in this blog. There are two types of drag chain conveyors out there - structural and non-structural. At Spiroflow we manufacture both. In order to keep things simple, we will only talk about heavy-duty non-structural drag chain conveyors such as our Chainflow conveyor. We talk about ultra-heavy duty structural drag conveyors in this post. What Is A Tubular Drag Chain Conveyor? A drag chain conveyor is a [...]

Best Drag Chain Conveyor Manufacturers (Reviews/Ratings)

November 14, 2016

Drag Chain Conveyor Manufacturers Reviewed
A drag chain conveyor is an important conveying method for processors in many different industries. In previous posts, we discussed finding the right conveyor for your needs. This post is about the manufacturers that supply tubular drag chain conveyors. Who is your biggest competition? That’s a question we get quite often from customers looking for the best tubular drag chain conveyor. We obviously believe in and stand by our products. In fact, we are so proud of what we do that we don’t mind talking about competing manufacturers. Drag Chain Conveyor: Defining The Equipment I want to take a second [...]

Drag Chain Conveyor Problems: Keeping it Moving

November 10, 2016

Drag Chain Conveyor Close Up And In Motion
A tubular drag chain conveyor can be an important part of a process. If they’re not running like they’re supposed to, or not at all, then they’re not doing anyone any good. At Spiroflow, we’ve been in the dry bulk material handling industry for more than 45 years and we are proud of our work and our conveyors. We want our conveyors to run well, just like you do. That’s why we are writing about keeping your conveyors moving. What Is A Tubular Drag Chain Conveyor? For the purpose of this article, when I mention drag chain, I’m referring to [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

flexible-screw-conveyors-compare
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 [...]