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Mechanical Conveyor Choices: Everything to Consider

October 19, 2016

Mechanical Conveyor Choices: Everything to Consider Before You Buy
Selecting the best mechanical conveyor for your application is crucial to your processing success and your bottom line. Here at Spiroflow, we have a comprehensive range of conveyors that processers can choose from. Our primary objective is to provide you with the safest, most efficient, and most reliable conveying solution for your application. We work with our customers to make sure they get the exact conveyor for their needs. We’ve been doing it for decades and we’ll do it for you. This article will break down what you should keep in mind when working with a conveyor manufacturer. You’ll also [...]

How Do Cable Drag & Chain Drag Conveyors Compare

October 13, 2016

See the chain and disc assembly vs. the cable and disc assembly for drag conveyors
Which drag conveyors are best? Should I go with a tubular chain drag conveyor or a tubular cable drag conveyor? If those questions are on your mind, we can help you out. At Spiroflow, we have more than 45 years of experience in the dry bulk material handling industry and we make both types of drag conveyors. Before we go any further, I want to make a few things clear. This article will only discuss chain drag conveyors that operate within a tube. We consider these heavy duty chain drag conveyors. We’ll talk about chain drag conveyors that operate within [...]

How Do Flexible Screw Conveyors Compare to Other Mechanical Conveyors

October 6, 2016

We have been setting up processors with flexible screw conveyors for more than four decades so our team is often asked about how these conveyors compare to other mechanical conveyors. It’s common to hear flexible screw conveyors called different names. We’ve heard them all. If you call them auger screws, screw augers, flexible augers, screw conveyors, flex conveyors, helix or helical conveyors, flexible spiral conveyors, or spiral screw conveyors we’ll know what you’re talking about. Flexible Screw Conveyors: How They Compare Flexible screw conveyors earn their name. These machines can convey material in any direction from horizontal to vertical. These [...]

Best Flexible Screw Conveyor Manufacturers (Reviews/Ratings)

October 4, 2016

Here at Spiroflow, we know flexible screw conveyors. You may call them flexible augers or flex conveyors, but they were one of the products that helped launch our company more than 45 years ago. Flex screw conveyors are still one of our most popular and well-known products today! And because so many processors around the world understand our approach on all things “flexible screw conveyor,” we are sometimes asked, “who are some of your biggest competitors out there?” We want to be blatantly honest and transparent regarding our competitors because we want you to be as informed as possible. So [...]

How Much Does a Flexible Screw Conveyor Cost?

September 29, 2016

For more than 45 years, Spiroflow has been building flexible screw conveyors for processors around the world. In fact, the flexible screw conveyor is the product that launched the company! These conveyors are dust free, easy to clean, hygienic, gentle, and maintain mixtures. One of the most common questions we get is, “how much does a flexible screw conveyor cost?” When comparing mechanical conveyors, a flexible screw conveyor is the most economical option out there. Determining the cost depends on several application specific factors. This article will lay out all of the variables that can affect the final cost. What [...]

Spiroflow Automation Solutions Opens New Office

September 27, 2016

Spiroflow Automation Solutions Opens New Greer SC Office

Spiroflow Automation Solutions, Inc., an emerging leader in the control systems integration industry, today announced the opening of their new office in Greer, South Carolina.  The office, located at 112 South Main Street, will provide capacity for increased customer support, engineering, sales, service, human resources, and leadership functions. The Upstate SC area was targeted for its rich supply of controls engineering talent which includes Greenville, SC. “We have experienced tremendous growth and the new Greer office allows us to strategically expand our team in line with our customers’ needs,” said Managing Director, Cary Moore. “Our team is excited about our continuing growth […]

Don Mackrill Named Chief Operating Officer

September 20, 2016

Spiroflow Systems Names Don Mackrill Chief Operating Officer

Spiroflow Systems today announced that Don Mackrill has been named chief operating officer effective immediately. In his new role, Don will have complete operational control for all powder handling projects from engineering through production, customer delivery, and customer service. Don is a 21 year veteran of the powder handling industry serving as COO and President of Control and Metering before joining Spiroflow in April 2013. Since joining the Spiroflow team he has held management roles in sales and production.  “We are fortunate to have such a talented and committed leader in Don who brings such a wealth of industry knowledge,” […]

What is Bulk Material Handling?

September 15, 2016


       If you’re asking the question ‘What is Bulk Material Handling’ you are likely new to process manufacturing or looking to solve a current need in your production process.  Either way, we can help.  At Spiroflow we’ve been helping customers with their bulk material handling needs for over 45 years.  So we’d like to share a few insights with you. The term ‘bulk material handling’ generally refers to the engineering involved in designing mechanical equipment to handle and process bulk materials.  Bulk powders, granules, flakes or pellets are supplied and delivered in a variety of different containers.  These are typically […]

Problems with Flexible Screw Conveyors: Finding the Best Setup

September 12, 2016

So, you’re in the market for a flexible screw conveyor? Are you also wondering what the problems with flexible screw conveyors can be? Here at Spiroflow, we have been helping processors move materials for more than 45 years. The flexible screw conveyor (FSC) is the product that launched this company. It’s fair to say that we know FSCs pretty well! We listen closely to our customers and do our best to solve any issues that come up. This article will examine the most common problems processors have with flexible screw conveyors and we’ll also talk about solutions. Flexible Screw Conveyor [...]

Benefits of a Flexible Screw Conveyor: Construction, Capabilities & Performance

September 9, 2016

Every year we talk to hundreds of processors around the world, and one of the first things they ask us is, 'What are the benefits of a flexible screw conveyor?' This is a great question because you want to make sure you choose the right conveyor that you can depend on to meet your requirements safely and reliably. And for that to happen, you’ll need to choose the right conveyor with the right specifications to do the job. We get it! This article will explain the benefits of flexible screw conveyors so that you can decide if it is the right conveyor [...]