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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 […]

Convey Fragile Materials

July 15, 2015

Drag Conveyor Gently Conveys Fragile Materials
Do you need to convey fragile materials?  You can successfully convey your material with minimal material breakage with careful selection of the conveyor. There are several conveyors available in today’s market place that allow for gentle conveying of fragile materials.   In order to select the most appropriate conveyor, the following material characteristics and equipment related application requirements must be determined: What are the characteristics of your material?  Bulk density Volume or units to be conveyed Drop testing data Angle of repose Angle of slide Particle distribution analysis Particle shape Moisture content Sensitivity to temperature and humidity Temperature of operating environment What are your [...]

Causes of Bulk Bag Dusting

June 3, 2015

Companies around the world transport and handle large volumes of materials in bulk bags but unloading bulk bags can be a dusty mess if not managed properly.  Let's examine what causes dust emissions. Bulk Bag Design:  Unless a bulk bag has been specifically designed to contain the fines present in a given product, particles can sift through the bag fabric.  This looks like smoke escaping from the bag as it is being handled and emptied.  Depending on the amount of fines present in the product, the particle size and its shape, coated fabric may be all that is required to [...]

Spiroflow Systems Hosts Advanced Training Program

June 3, 2015

Spiroflow Systems hosted an advanced training program for Field Representatives this week.  More than 50 people from across North and South America joined us at our headquarters in Monroe, NC.  The program included detailed technical training on our complete line of mechanical conveying, bulk bag filling, bulk bag unloading, automatic bagging, robotic palletizing and automation solutions. Spiroflow Systems' advanced training program for Field Sales Representatives included a tour of our new test lab to see our bulk material handling solutions in action.  Participants saw our CTE & C1-2 Bulk Bag Fillers in operation along with our Flo 60 and T3 [...]

Designing Bulk Bag Unloaders for Maximum Dust Control

May 13, 2015

Control Dust in Your Bulk Bag Discharging Operation
Controlling dusting and product spillage, while safely unloading bulk bags, is an industry wide challenge.  Many times standard, off-the-shelf bulk bag unloaders are utilized in a new process without a thorough understanding of the nature of the product.  This often results in the need for an often expensive retrofit assembly after installation and unnecessary commissioning delays. What should be considered to ensure dust free bulk bag unloading?  Here are the key factors to keep in mind: The Supplier - Specialist suppliers offering bulk bag unloaders for material handling can supply several types of equipment with dust containment options suitable for [...]

Spiroflow Acquires Food Control Solutions

April 8, 2015

Spiroflow Holdings, Inc. announces the acquisition of Food Control Solutions, Inc., the leading systems integration and automation company in the food industry.  The acquisition was completed on April 1, 2015 and combines the strength of Spiroflow’s worldwide bulk material handling solutions and the automation expertise of Food Control Solutions. “We are very excited about the acquisition of Food Control Solutions and welcome them into the Spiroflow family!  Over a year ago, we recognized the value of their custom automation and systems integration work, the quality and ingenuity of their solutions, and their excellent reputation.  The acquisition of Food Control Solutions [...]

Pneumatic or Aero Mechanical Conveyors: Which are best?

February 24, 2015

Aero mechanical conveyors used to move food ingredients
Are you considering pneumatic or aero mechanical conveyors for your application? When working with dry bulk ingredients, moving them from one location to a point of use is an important part of your process that should be carefully considered. The material characteristics of your ingredients along with your application parameters and budget should be thoroughly evaluated to maximize benefits in regard to conveying rate, safety, cleanliness, efficiency and return on investment. When a dilute phase type of pneumatic transfer system is considered, one should always evaluate another option with considerable benefit – aero mechanical conveying. An Aero mechanical conveyor transfers [...]

We’re Hiring! Spiroflow Systems Announces Open Positions

January 6, 2015

Spiroflow Systems, a worldwide leader and provider of powder handling and robotic automation solutions, is expanding their team. “The company has experienced tremendous growth over the past years and it is time to add key personnel to every area of our business.  We have important new products coming out of development for the powder handling industry and have launched a new company, Spiroflow Automation Solutions, Inc. (SASI) which leverages our 40 years of experience in the Controls and Automation fields.   We are thrilled to reach this point of growth in the company and look forward to finding the right people [...]