Conveyors are required for a wide variety of applications and industries. To achieve the best value in your new conveyor, provide as much information as you can to your conveyor manufacturer. This could include: product handled, product/particle sizes, conveying characteristics, weight/density, rate, handling concerns, indoors or outdoors location, electrical requirements, hours of service, washdown requirements, aggressive chemicals, dust collection requirements. Sometimes an open conversation with your conveyor manufacturer will reveal these items. In addition it often helps to know about upstream loading which may include impact loads or the inclusion of a hopper and downstream equipment which may need a transition chute an controls tie-in.
Belt Conveyors transfer dry bulk materials.
Conveyor belts may be supported by troughed idlers to increase carrying capacity or they may be flat idlers handling materials that lay neatly on the belt or are otherwise contained by conveyor side walls. Another way to support conveyor belts is with a slider bed. The bed may be equipped with rollers periodically or the trough may be formed to relieve the vacuum formed by a belt on a flat surface. Another way to support a slider belt is to include air jets which enable the belt to float on a film of air. Conveyor belts have to be selected with the correct back and cover to accomodate what it will be subjected to on the top and bottom of the belt.
Screw Conveyors transfer wet and dry bulk materials which are not sensitive to breaking or compaction.
Screw conveyors are a relatively low cost method of conveying materials that are in powder or granular form and where product degradation due to this method is not a concern.
Screw conveyors can be equipped with single or multiple augers. They may also be placed in a "U" shaped trough or completely enclosed in a tube. Conveying angles may be horizontal, inclined or completely vertical. Cooling and heating can be incorporated with the addition of an external jacket and flow channels inside the auger and flighting.
Auger tubes and flighting can also be hard-surfaced to accomodate abrasive materials for longer life.
BUCKET ELEVATORS provide a reliable and proven method of elevating dry bulk materials. Material particle size, characteristics and flow rate determine the size, material and design of the buckets which convey the material upwards. The addition of a rotary valve at the discharge end enables distribution to multiple silos or process points.
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