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Pneumatic Vacuum Conveyors vs. Aero Mechanical Conveyors

Aero Mechanical Conveyor - In Facility

When deciding between pneumatic vacuum conveyors vs. aero mechanical conveyors, understanding their unique features is paramount. These two industrial conveyor systems vary significantly in operation, efficiency, and suitability for different materials. By delving into their distinctions, from conveying mechanisms to energy consumption, you can make an informed choice to enhance your material handling operations. Pneumatic […]

Tubular Drag Conveyors: How do they work?

tubular drag conveyors: how do they work?

Cablevey conveyors are designed for gentle material handling and for conveying in multiple planes – but how does a tubular drag conveyor work? It works by dragging product gently between two polyethylene discs inside a tube the conveyor with either a cable or a chain. A continuous loop of cable or chain with discs spaced […]

Spiroflow Announces Heavy-duty Drag Chain Conveyor for the Food Industry

In response to the ever-increasing needs of the food industry, Spiroflow has launched the new Chainflow chain drag conveyor. The hygienic heavy-duty, totally enclosed, dust-free chain drag conveyor economically conveys dry powders and granules particularly fragile materials such as coffee beans, cereals, specialty breakfast cereals, nuts, dried fruit, grains, dry soup mix, candy, small cookies, […]

Structural Drag Chain Conveyor Problems: Keeping It Moving

A drag chain conveyor

Structural drag chain conveyor problems happen, but they are avoidable. I understand why you’re wondering about these conveyors. They are an expensive addition to any process, and you want to make sure you’re getting your money’s worth. This article is about helping you keep the conveyor running.

Spiroflow has been around for more than 45 years. Our team members take pride in assisting customers with their dry bulk solids and powder processing needs. This ranges from providing a simple hopper to a complete bulk material handling system. Our work isn’t done when the equipment is shipped. We want to make sure everything works well and as expected.

Structural Drag Chain Conveyor – Best Materials

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What are the best materials for a structural drag chain conveyor? These conveyors are problem solvers in a pipeline. That’s our nickname for them and there’s a good reason for that. If there’s a material or product that won’t convey well in another type of conveyor, an ultra heavy-duty structural drag chain conveyor built with schedule 40 pipe will likely get the job done.

How Much Does a Structural Drag Chain Conveyor Cost?

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How much does a structural drag chain conveyor cost? They aren’t inexpensive compared to other mechanical conveyors but they deliver under the most extreme conditions. The exact price depends on your layout and application parameters, but it can be worth it. These conveyors are ‘problem solvers in a pipeline’!

Materials Best Conveyed by Drag Chain Conveyors

A disc 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.

Overcoming Drag Chain Conveyor Problems and Ensure Smooth Operations

A drag chain conveyor

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.

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