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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 along its length is pulled by a motor-driven sprocket within an enclosed tube. Changes in direction are facilitated by bends in the tubing or by corner housings with drive, or idler sprockets for tighter radii. As a result, the discharge of the product is through either tube outlets or housing outlet boxes. The cable is routed back to the in-feed point in an endless loop. Consequently, they can provide complete material batch transfer of bulk products from single or multiple in-feed points to single or multiple discharge points with little or no damage.

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Key Benefits Of A Tubular Drag Conveyor:

The key benefits of a tubular drag conveyor are that it is a gentle conveyor which is good for handling fragile materials because it minimizes waste while maintaining a continuous blend. It is a versatile conveyor which can handle complex 3 plane circuits as evidenced below:

The tubular drag conveyor works well with multiple inlets and outlets, which can help increase process efficiency. Furthermore, it is a totally enclosed conveyor which is clean and safe by offering dust-free and contamination free conveying.

Cablevey conveyors are offered with our optional Dynamic Automatic Cable Tensioning system. This patented cable tensioning system maximizes cable life and minimizes maintenance – a key advantage over other cable driven conveyors in the industry. To learn more about our patented DART system and how it could extend the life of your drag conveyor cables, click here.

Do You Have Any Questions?

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. Our team at Spiroflow will be happy to assist you. Here at Spiroflow, we’ve been in the bulk material handling industry for more than 45 years. Our team has designed and supplied thousands of installations all over the planet. It’s been our goal since day one to provide quality products and to help educate our customers. Please use our Contact Us Form or call us on UK  – 01200 422425 or USA – +1 704 246 0900