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How Do Cable Drag & Chain Drag Conveyors Compare

October 13, 2016

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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’ll talk about chain drag conveyors that operate within [...]

How Do Flexible Screw Conveyors Compare to 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 [...]

Spiroflow Automation Solutions Opens New Office

September 27, 2016

Spiroflow Automation Solutions Opens New Greer SC Office

Spiroflow Automation Solutions, Inc., an emerging leader in the control systems integration industry, today announced the opening of their new office in Greer, South Carolina.  The office, located at 112 South Main Street, will provide capacity for increased customer support, engineering, sales, service, human resources, and leadership functions. The Upstate SC area was targeted for its rich supply of controls engineering talent which includes Greenville, SC. “We have experienced tremendous growth and the new Greer office allows us to strategically expand our team in line with our customers’ needs,” said Managing Director, Cary Moore. “Our team is excited about our continuing growth […]

Don Mackrill Named Chief Operating Officer

September 20, 2016

Spiroflow Systems Names Don Mackrill Chief Operating Officer

Spiroflow Systems today announced that Don Mackrill has been named chief operating officer effective immediately. In his new role, Don will have complete operational control for all powder handling projects from engineering through production, customer delivery, and customer service. Don is a 21 year veteran of the powder handling industry serving as COO and President of Control and Metering before joining Spiroflow in April 2013. Since joining the Spiroflow team he has held management roles in sales and production.  “We are fortunate to have such a talented and committed leader in Don who brings such a wealth of industry knowledge,” […]

What is Bulk Material Handling?

September 15, 2016

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       If you’re asking the question ‘What is Bulk Material Handling’ you are likely new to process manufacturing or looking to solve a current need in your production process.  Either way, we can help.  At Spiroflow we’ve been helping customers with their bulk material handling needs for over 45 years.  So we’d like to share a few insights with you. The term ‘bulk material handling’ generally refers to the engineering involved in designing mechanical equipment to handle and process bulk materials.  Bulk powders, granules, flakes or pellets are supplied and delivered in a variety of different containers.  These are typically […]

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 [...]