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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,” […]

Spiroflow Announces Hygienic Heavy Duty Chain Drag Conveyor for the Food Industry

August 31, 2016

The Chainflow Chain Drag Conveyor

In response to the ever-increasing needs of the food industry, Spiroflow has launched the new Chainflow chain drag conveyor.  The hygienic heavy-duty, totally enclosed, dust-free chain drag conveyor economically conveys dry powders and granules particularly fragile materials such as coffee beans, cereals, specialty breakfast cereals, nuts, dried fruit, grains, dry soup mix, candy, small cookies, baby formula powder, pet food, animal feed, and more.  Processors can easily convey or batch ingredients with the crevice-free design. Chainflow is a tubular drag conveyor that, by definition, is configured in a loop or circuit.  Ultra strong 304 or 316 stainless steel chain is […]

Bulk Bag Conditioning

June 7, 2016

Bulk Bag Conditioner Case Study
Spiroflow's Bulk Bag Conditioner Bulk Bag Conditioning is an important step in the process of bulk bag discharging. Bulk bag conditioning is used to break up bulk materials that have solidified during storage or transportation. Our bulk bag conditioners take up minimal floor space allowing them to be placed nearly anywhere. Here is how our bulk bag conditioning system helped one of our customers optimize inefficiencies in their process. Ingredients Handled      Trimethoxyamphetamine (TMA), Phthalic Anhydride and Adipic acid. Our Customer  Our customer offers a complete spectrum of vinyl, polyethylene, thermoplastic and related compounds and has a 50+ year history in polymer [...]

Bulk Bag Discharger Weigh Batching

June 7, 2016

Bulk Bag Discharger Weigh Batching A weigh batching bulk bag discharger system can improve batching efficiency and reduce ingredient and handling costs. A loss-in-weight bulk bag batching system includes a bulk bag discharger whose outlet is directly coupled to a feed control device such as a flexible screw conveyor. The feed device is typically supported by the bulk bag discharger support structure. A microprocessor based batch weigh controller is also included in any system. The following information is required to design a bulk bag unloader batching system: Batch size (min. and max.) Time to dispense batch (min. and max.) Tamped and untamped ingredient bulk density There [...]

Bulk Bag Filling Saves Money

March 20, 2016

Bulk Bag Filling  can save your company money, if you are doing it right. Application: Bulk Bag Filling Overview:  A plant ships a powder product in bulk bags.  The bulk bag filling operation was under review due to a number of problems including unstable filled bulk bags, weighing inaccuracy, and low throughput. Situation:  Spiroflow analyzed the plant’s filling process focusing on bulk bag design, storage and shipping, filling equipment, and the financial impact of the bulk bag filling operation. Ingredient:  At 55 lb./ft.3 the product sells for $0.50/lb. Bulk Bag:  The bulk bags hold 2,200 lbs. of product with an area of 40 ft³. [...]

Bulk Material Handling Solutions at Foodex

March 10, 2016

Award-winning Spiroflow will showcase its latest state-of-the-art bulk material handling and process conveying solutions for moving food ingredients during the Foodex Show at the NEC in Birmingham (April 18-20). Transferring food powders, flakes and granules from one area to another for processing, packaging and distribution requires a system that is fast, easy to route, has few moving parts, leaves minimal residue and provides dust-tight operation – all essential when dealing with potentially combustible material.  As well as providing a comprehensive range of equipment and testing facilities, an outstanding level of customer service is part and parcel of Spiroflow’s ATEX approved conveying and […]

Bulk Bag Handling Transportation and Storage

March 7, 2016

Spiroflow, a worldwide leader in bulk bag handling, offers solutions from conveying to bulk bag filling and bulk bag unloading systems to end of line robotic palletizing. The easiest method of transporting bulk bags is on pallets (or skid sheets) using a forklift or pallet truck.  Listed below are considerations when using pallets. The ideal size of the pallet  is large enough so that the rounded section of the bulk bag does not overlap the edges of the pallet.  When the two palletized bulk bags are placed side by side the bags must not touch.  This will minimize the risk of damage [...]

Bulk Bag Unloader Showcased at PTXi Texas

October 8, 2015

Spiroflow T5 Low Loading Bulk Bag Discharger CC

Spiroflow Systems will exhibit a bulk bag unloader, aero mechanical conveyor and bin activator at the PTXi Texas Show in Houston, TX on October 13-14, 2015.  Visitors can visit the company in booth #113 with their regional representatives, Approtec Ran Le. Spiroflow will exhibit the T5 ‘low loading’ bulk bag unloader that is designed to empty bulk bags in process areas with restricted headroom.  The T5 bulk bag unloader is coupled directly to a flexible screw or other suitable conveyor which meters ingredients from the bag either volumetrically or by weight.  Ingredients can then be fed directly to mixing or other […]

Bulk Material Handling Supplier Wins Prestigious Awards

August 18, 2015

Leading bulk material handling supplier, Spiroflow Ltd, has won two ‘Company of the Year’ awards, adding the UK based Food Processing magazine accolade in June to the prestigious UK SHAPA (Solids Handling and Processing Association) Company of the Year Award presented in April. Spiroflow Ltd, which services customers in the UK and Europe, edged out strong competition for the SHAPA title which is given to the UK organization that has achieved the most by promoting best practices, setting aspirational industry standards and increasing sales.  Just weeks later the influential UK based Food Processing magazine, awarded Spiroflow Ltd their 2014 Company of the […]