Processing Magazine

Tilt-down Flexible Screw Conveyor

January 15, 2014

Flexicon sanitary tilt-down flexible screw conveyorFlexicon's new Sanitary Tilt-Down Flexible Screw Conveyor on a caster-mounted frame can be maneuvered through narrow aisles and around corners. With the hopper, support boom and conveyor assembly tilted down, it fits through standard doorways and orients the conveyor tube horizontally, allowing the flexible screw to be removed easily for thorough cleaning and inspection. The surge hopper is configured for dust-tight connection to upstream equipment and includes an air displacement vent with cartridge filter that is equipped with a reverse pulse cleaning system that dislodges accumulated dust with short bursts of compressed air, returning dust to the hopper on a timed cycle, maintaining operating efficiency. The flexible screw is driven only at the discharge end and does not require any bearings or seals within the product contact area. Transports sub-micron powders to large pellets including non-free-flowing materials and prevents the separation of blends. Also available in carbon steel to industrial standards.