A new mobile flexible screw conveyor with round vibratory screener removes oversize particles and reduces soft agglomerates.
It then conveys on-size bulk materials from powders and large pellets that flow freely to non-free-flowing products that pack, cake, seize or smear due to compression or frictional heat.
Available from Flexicon Australia, the Bev-Con castor-mounted system is ready to plug in and run, and can be rolled into position, locked in place with jacking footpads, and connected to an upstream material source in several minutes.
A rugged flexible screw with geometry optimised for difficult-to-move products is the only moving part contacting material, and is driven above the point at which material exits the conveyor, preventing material contact with seals, and associated bearing failure and product contamination.
As the screw rotates, it self-centres within the conveyor tube, providing clearance between the screw and tube wall, eliminating or minimising product degradation.
Aside from the smooth polymer conveyor tube, all material contact surfaces are made of stainless steel finished to food standards.
A lower clean-out cap can be removed to flush the smooth interior surfaces with steam, water or cleaning solutions, or fully remove the flexible screw for cleaning and inspection.