Spiroflow Systems: Flexible Screw Conveyor
October 24, 2001
Spiroflow Systems has designed a flexible screw conveyor system for applications requiring multiple inlet and outlet configurations. The custom design, which has been used in a number of installations, involves a large feed hopper with multiple conveyor inlets that feed material to several different processing points at distances up to 30 ft away. With the use of a special product spreading device and evenly spaced inlets, the multiple inlet system distributes material to numerous outlet points evenly and consistently without any plugging problems. The flexible screw conveyor is designed for use with powders, granules, pellets or flake materials. The basic conveyor consists of four components -- the feed hopper/inlet, steel spiral, ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) outer tube, and the motor/outlet assembly.