A new low profile Flexible Screw Conveyor with integral bin and caster-mounted frame has been introduced to bulk handling suppliers Flexicon South Africa’s range.
The low profile conveyor, launched nationally in May, can roll below mezzanines and other low-headroom areas, receive material from overhead equipment, and discharge the material into process equipment and vessels throughout the plant.
Ready to plug-in and run, the self-contained unit features a ‘push type’ drive system positioned at the lower intake end of the conveyor, versus a standard ‘pull-type’ drive positioned at the upper discharge end of the conveyor, reducing overall height by about 61 cm.
At 0.25 m3, the integral bin accommodates the contents of about one-third of a bulk bag measuring 1 m × 1 m, or several typical 23 kg bags, depending on bulk density.
A specialised 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 finishes to food, pharmaceuticals, dairy or industrial standards for rapid washdown and/or corrosion resistance.
Flexicon also manufactures bulk bag dischargers, bulk bag fillers, pneumatic conveying systems, tubular cable conveyors, manual dumping stations, drum/box/container tippers, weigh batching systems and automated plant-wide systems integrated with new or existing process equipment.