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Selecting A Mechanical Conveyor

January 23, 2014

Selecting a mechanical conveyor for material handling solutions will depend on the specific requirements of the end user.  Points to consider are:  safety, energy consumption, prevention of contamination, dust containment and minimal degrading of the product.  The budget and return on investment will determine the level of sophistication and the suitability of a particular conveyor to meet the application. During the conveyor selection process a specification must be prepared to define the constraints the conveyor must achieve whatever the industry.   This should include characteristics of the ingredients being handled, conveying capacity, material of construction, dimensional constraints (layout) and any [...]

Bulk Bag Unloaders: What are your choices?

November 26, 2013

Learn about our eleven different standard models of bulk bag unloaders available to provide discharge by volume or by weight.  Many features are available to customize your unloader for your specific application! T1 Simple Support Frame Bulk Bag Unloader Our T1 Simple Support Frame Bulk Bag Unloader is an economic alternative for straight forward applications where:  The product to be discharged is completely free flowing and dust free, requiring no flow aids or containment.  Uncontrolled 'choke feeding' from bulk bags is acceptable where no other flow regulation is required once the neck ties are released.  An operator is present through [...]

Spiroflow Systems Cableflow Tubular Drag Conveyor Solution Moves Coffee for Eight O’Clock Coffee Production Expansion

November 19, 2013

Spiroflow's automated Cableflow Tubular Drag Conveyor solution delivers coffee from multiple roasters at the touch of a button. The system gently moves whole bean and ground coffee to a new high speed packaging line at a rate of 10,000 lb/hr. KEY CUSTOMER REQUIREMENTS An increase in demand prompted Eight O’Clock Coffee to invest in a second high-speed packaging system. Until this time, Eight O’Clock Coffee had been using mechanical and dilute-phase pneumatic conveyors to move whole bean and ground coffee from roasters to the packaging equipment. The addition of the new packaging equipment required an additional conveying system that could [...]