Flexible screw conveyor rolls under mezzanines
A new low-profile flexible screw conveyor with integral bin and caster-mounted frame can now roll below mezzanines and other low-headroom areas, receive material from overhead equipment and discharge material into process equipment and vessels throughout the plant.
Ready to plug-in and run, the self-contained unit from Flexicon, Bethlehem, Pa., features a "push type" drive system positioned at the lower intake end of the conveyor vs. a standard "pull-type" drive positioned at the upper discharge end of the conveyor, reducing overall height by approximately 2 feet.
The integral bin accommodates the contents of approximately one-third of a bulk bag measuring 3x3x3 feet or several 50-pound bags, depending on bulk density.
A specialized BEV-CON screw within the straight conveyor tube is engineered to move a range of difficult-to-convey bulk materials that tend to cake, pack, smear or plug, as well as fragile products prone to breakage, with no separation of blends.
With the exception of the polymer tube, all material contact surfaces are of stainless steel finished to food, dairy or industrial standards for rapid washdown and/or corrosion resistance.