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Stay current with KWS news and read up on the latest events relating to our growing business. Here you will find out about important new certifications and learn about us through published articles in major bulk material handling trade magazines.


Screw Feeders for Metering Materials in Challenging Applications: a Q&A

Screw feeders are used across a broad range of industries and material applications. This article discusses ways to help mitigate some of the application issues that can occur when using a screw feeder. Screw conveyors of all types are some of the most versatile bulk material handling equipment available. One […]

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Screw Feeder Design for Metering Bulk Materials

Figure 1 – Screw Feeder with Uniform Diameter and Constant Pitch (Improper Design) February 20th, 2018 Screw feeders are used in thousands of material handling applications and designed to meter bulk materials at a controlled feed rate. A standard screw conveyor is normally fed by another conveyor and the amount […]

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Conveying Quality – Manufacturing Times

After 45 years, KWS Manufacturing Co. Ltd. has a broad reach within its customer base. “That’s the beautiful part of our business,” President and CEO Bill Mecke declares. “The products that we sell are used in pretty much every major industry that processes a bulk material.”

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Designing Inclined Screw Conveyors for Industrial Applications

Screw conveyors are one of the most reliable and cost-effective methods for conveying bulk materials. Due to their versatility, screw conveyors can convey a wide variety of bulk materials ranging from dry, free-flowing portland cement to wet, sluggish dewatered biosolids.

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Advancements in Mechanical Conveyor Design

Bulk solids processing and handling is an exciting and challenging industry that continues to evolve every day. The 40th anniversary of the International Powder and Bulk Solids Conference and Exhibition, also known as the Powder Show, takes place in Rosemont, IL, during the first week of May. Numerous companies will be exhibiting to show off their current technologies and to take advantage of the opportunity to meet with a diverse customer base from all over the world.

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The KWS Advantage

KWS works closely with its customers to provide industry-leading design and manufacture of products it completes according to the most rigorous specifications. KWS has a long history that has equipped it with extensive industry knowledge and expertise. The company has undergone two acquisitions since opening in 1972, and with each, a new era of growth occurred.

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Five Factors to Consider When Choosing a Screw Conveyor for a High-Temperature Application

Many bulk solids processes require conveying high-temperature materials. Properly selected, a screw conveyor can be a good solution for such an application. This article discusses five factors you need to consider when choosing a screw conveyor to convey your high-temperature material.

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Dedication to Employees and Quality Processes has Led to Market Leadership for KWS and a Long List of Repeat Customers

When KWS Manufacturing Co. Ltd. President Bill Mecke is asked about what he is most proud of concerning his company, he thinks about it a little and lands on “something that is somewhat unique”: the way in which KWS treats its people. KWS has the standard company picnics and seasonal parties that most organizations do, but it also has the KWS CARES program. When an employee is facing a crisis or catastrophic event in his or her life, the company’s other employees are allowed to donate their vacation time to the employee in need.

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Engineering Expertise and Exceptional Customer Service Have Helped KWS Come Out on Top

KWS Manufacturing has become a leader in the design and manufacture of conveying equipment for the bulk material-handling industry because of a commitment to providing high-quality equipment and service. Founded in 1972, the company is ISO 9001:2015 certified and strives for high levels of customer satisfaction and continuous improvement.

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KWS Manufacturing Achieves 500 Percent Growth in a Decade

KWS Manufacturing has been a player in the bulk materials handling industry since 1972, primarily focusing on mechanical conveying equipment such as screw conveyors and bucket elevators. The company has always enjoyed a good reputation in the industry, however its status has been elevated in the past decade. Bill Mecke bought the business 11-years ago and during his tenure, KWS Manufacturing has achieved 500 percent growth.

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Screw Conveyor Solutions for Four Problem Applications

One of the workhorses of dry bulk solids handling, the screw conveyor provides enclosed transfer while moving materials horizontally, vertically, or at an incline. The versatile conveyor’s wide range of configurations, components, and construction materials makes it suitable for handling the most problematic materials and application requirements.

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Shaftless Screw Conveyors: A Perfect Solution for Handling Bulk Solids

The screw conveyor has been around since 267 BC when Archimedes came up with the brilliant idea to use a spiral incline plane to pump water for irrigation purposes. Figure 1 shows Archimedes’ original design. Since then, the screw conveyor has been used in thousands of industrial applications, every day, all over the world, for conveying and metering bulk materials.

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