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- How Much Does a Flexible Screw Conveyor Cost?
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May 20, 2014
Aero mechanical conveyors are one of the most efficient methods of conveying materials for their dust-free and clean handling properties. This type of conveyor is designed and custom-built for the product to be conveyed and ideal for a variety of applications in many industries. HOW THEY WORK: Aero mechanical conveyors have a tubular design where a wire rope assembly with evenly spaced polyurethane discs move at high speed. The rope assembly runs in specially designed sprockets at each end of the conveyor. The rope and disks travel in a continuous loop at high speed within parallel steel tubes. There are enclosed [...]
May 8, 2014
Industry leader, Spiroflow Systems, exhibited products from its complete line of powder handling solutions at the INTERNATIONAL POWDER & BULK SOLIDS Exhibition in Rosemont, IL, May 6-8, 2014. A constant stream of visitors kept the Spiroflow team busy for the duration of the three day event. Spiroflow's CTE Bulk Bag Filler received significant attention for its patented cone table densification and high speed bag filling capabilities. The T5 Bulk Bag Unloader was on exhibit - one of several unloaders the company offers. The Cableflow tubular cable drag conveyor was running whole bean roasted coffee to demonstrate gentle product handling. Spiroflow unveiled [...]
May 2, 2014
The Spiroflow Systems test center gives customers the utmost confidence in the company's powder handling solutions. It is an enclosed area within the company’s production facility where multiple product material tests are performed each week. Each test is set up for specific customer requirements with the customer’s actual material, using various types of equipment. The test center contains a complete compliment of material handling and conveying equipment that includes Bulk Bag Fillers, Bulk Bag Unloaders, Flexible Screw, Cableflow® Tubular Cable Drag, Dynaflow® Chain Drag, Aero Mechanical Conveyors as well as a variety of auxiliary equipment. The test center allows the company [...]
April 11, 2014
Training is one of the most overlooked keys to bulk bag unloading success. Properly trained operators facilitate a safer, cleaner and more productive bulk bag unloading operation. Key Bulk Bag Unloading Tasks That Require Specific Operator Training Placing the Bulk Bag in the Bulk Bag Unloader: In most cases this is a simple task requiring only the attachment of the bulk bag lifting loops to the lifting frame used to place the bag in the bulk bag unloader. However, when certain types of liners are involved the operator must know how to safely use the bulk bag unloader's liner tensioner [...]
April 9, 2014
Increasingly, bulk bags are used to ship 'hazardous' dry bulk solid materials. This post investigates what you need to know when handling hazardous ingredients. First, let's determine what ‘hazardous means.’ The United Nations defines hazardous goods as follows: "Definition of 'dangerous goods' covers articles or materials capable of posing significant risk to people, health, property, or environment when transported in quantity." That's a broad definition but for the purpose of this discussion we'll focus on three potential hazards that can arise during bulk bag handling: Static Discharge: Bulk solids that within a bulk bag may generate enough static charge to [...]
April 2, 2014
March 25, 2014
Spiroflow Systems, a respected leader in the powder handling and conveying industries, is known for its innovative and effective design solutions. The company recently worked with Access Security Products Ltd. to resolve a powder handling problem with a proprietary cement mixture used in their manufacturing process. Access Security Products Ltd. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of burglary and fire resistant safes, vaults and physical security equipment. The company uses an expensive proprietary cement mixture in the walls of their safes and vaults rendering them almost impenetrable to thieves and fire. This castable material has an extremely high compressive strength and [...]
March 13, 2014
Industry leader, Spiroflow Systems, will be exhibiting products from its complete line of material handling and automation solutions at the INTERNATIONAL POWDER & BULK SOLIDS Exhibition in Rosemont, IL, May 6-8, 2014. Visitors can visit the company in booth #1721 to preview several models of their various material handling and automation systems. Products and Services on display include: Spiroflow Automation Solutions offers automation project services and solutions which include project development, control system design, industrial automation integration, control system migration, HMI design, procurement, start up and long term support across a wide variety of industries. The company’s total solutions offerings [...]
February 27, 2014
Spiroflow Systems, Inc. announces the launch of a new business that provides a broad range of automation solutions. Spiroflow Automation Solutions, Inc. offers automation project services and solutions which include project development, control system design, industrial automation integration, control system migration, HMI design, procurement, start up and long term support across a wide variety of industries. The company’s total solutions offerings include process control, robotics, scales, conveyors, Spiroflow material handling equipment and more. Spiroflow Systems, Inc. CEO, Jeffrey Dudas, said: ‘With Spiroflow’s 40 years of control system expertise, the launch of this new business is a natural and logical extension of [...]
February 21, 2014
Spiroflow Systems hosted an advanced training program for Field Representatives this week. More than 50 people from across North and South America joined us at our headquarters in Monroe, NC. The program included detailed technical training on our complete line of mechanical conveying, bulk bag filling, bulk bag unloading, automatic bagging, robotic palletizing and automation solutions. Along with class time there was a tour of Spiroflow Systems' new 109,000 sq. ft. smoke free manufacturing facility including corporate offices, engineering, controls lab, production, welding area, paint room, test lab, warehouse, shipping, receiving and in-house training facility. Participants spent ample time in [...]