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What Are Screw Conveyors Used For?

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What are Screw Conveyors Used for?

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Screw conveyors are used to convey bulk materials from one part of a process to another and are available in a wide range of sizes, lengths, configurations, and materials of construction. Screw conveyors are always control fed at the inlet by a device that regulates the flow such as a rotary airlock, screw feeder, belt conveyor, or even another screw conveyor.

Screw conveyors are typically designed to convey bulk materials at 15, 30, or 45-percent trough loading, depending upon material characteristics of the specific bulk material. As a general rule, trough loading of 45-percent can be used for light, free-flowing and non-abrasive bulk materials. Trough loadings of 15 and 30-percent are typically used for denser, sluggish, and more abrasive bulk materials.

Screw Conveyors are Always Control Fed at Inlet

Screw Conveyors are Always Control Fed at Inlet

Screw Conveyor Transfers Pulverized Limestone from Mill to Belt Conveyor

Screw Conveyor Transfers Pulverized Limestone from Mill to Belt Conveyor

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