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New conveyor from Flexicon

By Jim Cornall contact

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Low profile, mobile flexible screw conveyor with integral 250ℓ bin and straight BEV-CON screw fits below mezzanines and other low headroom areas, discharging at locations throughout the plant.
Low profile, mobile flexible screw conveyor with integral 250ℓ bin and straight BEV-CON screw fits below mezzanines and other low headroom areas, discharging at locations throughout the plant.

Related tags: Dairy, Milk

A new Low Profile Flexible Screw Conveyor with integral bin and castor-mounted frame from Flexicon can roll below mezzanines and other low-headroom areas, receive material from overhead equipment, and discharge material into process equipment and vessels throughout the plant.

The US-headquartered engineering and manufacturing company’s ‘plug-in-and-run’ 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 approximately 610mm.

The integral bin accommodates the contents of approximately one-third of a bulk bag measuring 1x1x1 meters, or several typical 25 kg 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, pharmaceutical, dairy or industrial standards for rapid wash down and/or corrosion resistance.  

 

           

Related topics: Processing & Packaging

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