Flexicon has introduced a new base model 1450 flexible screw conveyor with a 4.5-in. (114-mm) outer diameter polymer conveyor tube and low-cost carbon-steel floor hopper and discharge housing. Round, square, flat, or beveled flexible screws from 10 to 40 feet (3 to 12 meters) are available to convey virtually any free- and non-free-flowing bulk material, including products that pack, cake, seize, smear, or break apart, said Flexicon.
The only moving part coming into contact with the material is the inner screw, which self-centers as it rotates, providing ample space between the screw and tube wall to minimize or eliminate grinding. The lower end of the screw requires no bearing, while the upper end is driven beyond the point of discharge, preventing material contact with bearings or seals.
The fully enclosed conveyor tube prevents product and plant contamination, while the gentle rolling action imparted by the screw prevents the separation of blends.
The Model 1450 screw conveyor is available with an optional UL-listed start/stop control panel and a range of flow-promotion devices. It is available for quick shipment in the Americas and Europe.