Flexicon Corporation (Australia) offer a new bulk conveyor with tilt-down portable base that fits through tight spaces and provides easy access for removal of the flexible screw.
The tilt-down portable bulk conveyor features a reduced footprint that enables the castor-mounted frame to manoeuvre through narrow aisles and around corners.
With the hopper, support boom and conveyor assembly tilted down, the unit fits through standard doorways and orients the conveyor tube horizontally, allowing the flexible screw to be removed easily for thorough cleaning and inspection.
Each tilt-down portable bulk conveyor unit is custom configured according to the discharge height, tilt-down height, discharge overhang and overall size parameters of individual applications.
The hopper, which is equipped with a hinged lid feeds a flexible screw conveyor that transports bulk ingredients ranging from sub-micron powders to large pellets.
The enclosed conveyor tube prevents product and plant contamination, while the gentle rolling action of material being conveyed prevents the separation of blends.
The rugged inner screw is the only moving part contacting material, resulting in reduced maintenance and increased reliability.
A broad range of specialised screws is available to handle free- and non-free-flowing bulk materials, including products that pack, cake, smear, seize, plug or fluidise.
The mobile conveyor frame is constructed of carbon steel with durable industrial coatings and in stainless steel finished to industrial or sanitary standards.
The company also manufactures numerous other types and sizes of flexible screw conveyors as well as pneumatic conveying systems, bulk bag dischargers, bulk bag conditioners, bulk bag fillers, bag dump stations, box/tote/drum tippers, drum fillers, weigh batching and blending systems and engineered plant-wide bulk handling systems with automated controls.