Also known as chain-and-puck or tubular drag, this method uses spaced-out pucks to drag product through a tube. Product is gravity-fed in, dropping between the pucks in the top, and gravity-fed out via cut-outs on the bottom. This method is effective, gentle on the product, and can go vertically and about tight corners with little difficulty. Chains are typically the best method because they are cheaper and don’t wind up over time.
Auger conveyors, or screw conveyors, employ turning screw-shaft in tubes. Straight augers are like screws with disproportionately large threads, and flex augers are like screws with no core (just the threads). This allows transference about [wider] corners but at the cost of efficiency when sloping too steeply.
TRADITIONAL BELT CONVEYORS
Belt conveyors are the most common method of product transfer. Because of their simplicity we fabricate all items in this section to-fit for each project. In larger bulk applications, the belt often cups or wraps around the product for added security and option flexibility.
CORRUGATED BELT CONVEYORS
Corrugated belt conveyors have extra material on the sides and deep segments allowing product to be carried horizontally and nearly vertically by the same belt.
Chain conveyors, or chainveyors, can transport a wide range of product types in many directions. Chains can take corners, go up slopes, and handle abrasive and high-temperature products with minimal wear. Chain conveyors are also naturally resistant to messy product applications. Depending on the type of flight (paddle) chosen, the product can be conveyed up slopes as steep as 90°.
Roller conveyors, or gravity conveyors, are in-line rollers which allow gravity or momentum to carry product to its destination. They are typically preceeded and/or followed by traditional belt conveyors to control speed. We can source, customize, or fabricate roller conveyors for a wide range of applications.
Bucket elevators move product vertically without requiring large footprints. They’re most useful when multiple steps in a process are gravity-fed but share the same floor. Indoor, outdoor, small or large-scale, there is a bucket elevator for any application buckets are appropriate for.
Silos come in various shapes, sizes, and materials for bulk storage. If you’re wondering if you should get a silo, the answer is almost always “yes”. The money saved in bulk orders quickly offsets the cost.
BULK BAG UNLOADERS
Bulk bag unloaders stage product by the 2,000 lb super-sack. Our proprietary designs allow them to fit in tight spaces and deliver the product efficiently and simply.
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