An innovative solution to transferring materials with mechanically operated screw blades, screw conveyor systems help to convey bulk materials and liquids. This is achieved from upstream equipment consisting of a tube or trough with a spiral screw blade that pushes the material through the passage with its spinning motion. Designed horizontally or vertically, depending on how much floor space you have available, they’re most frequently used in industries such as aggregates, food manufacturing, and food and waste processing as they enable a smooth and free-flowing process from start to finish. Available in different types of screw conveyors such as vertical screw conveyor design, V trough screw conveyor, U trough screw conveyor and tubular screw conveyor designs, their variety in capacity and technique means that they are flexible for the task at hand.
Advantages of Screw Conveyors
An efficient way in which different types of material can be transported from A to B, when looking at the advantages and disadvantages of how they operate, there are many benefits to why they’re a great investment.
1. Easy to install – First and foremost, there are a number of items which provide a plug-and-play option which reduces your time spent installing the system so that you can get the job done quicker with its minimal amount of connection points which makes for ease of inclusion within your system.
2. Versatile – With its ability to support the material handling of semi-solid and solid materials, screw conveyors are available in a number of design types to support the industry you work in and the products it is transporting. Shaftless screw conveyors also present the opportunity for greater capacity and efficiency.
3. Durable – Due to the nature of output screw conveyors which are able to handle the moisture content of liquids passing through with its casing material and surface treatment, this lowers the risk of accelerated corrosion and wear. They can also bear the internal pressure of the amount of material passing through.
4. Multiple discharge points – Allowing material such as wood chips to be distributed through a number of locations, valves and side gates can be added to help control the flow.
5. Prevent spillage – To enable a clean operation, screw conveyors reduce the need for clearing up afterwards and causing as little disruption as possible.
6. Low maintenance – Thanks to its simple design and few moving parts, they require little maintenance and are less likely to break down.
7. Reduced environmental impact – With its enclosed design it lowers the amount of spillage which means there is less material waste and environmental impact. They can also improve safety and air quality in the workplace as some designs have dusk containment abilities.
8. Expert guidance – As they are a technical asset, help is always on hand from professionals such as SN Engineering if you need advice on how best to use it.
Why Choose Us?
A leading choice for the manufacture and supply of dry bulk material handling equipment, SN Engineering provide a wide range of products at competitive prices. Available for customers in the UK, European OEM and user markets, we’re a one-stop-shop for your needs with our impressive catalogue of items. From dust control and filtration, bulk storage silos and stores, screw conveyors, loading bellows, silo management, pneumatic conveying, mixing and blending, flow control valves, process equipment and plant design, we’re one of the UK’s largest stockholders for every day spares. Our knowledge and expertise deliver a complete turn-key project design and supply service that is flexible to your needs.