KWS Manufacturing

Low Profile Multi-Screw Feeder

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Low Profile Multi-Screw Feeder: Bulkmatic TransportPlant Name and Location

Bulkmatic Transport
Griffith, IN 46319

General Description of the Application

The customer was looking for a way to offload sugar from hopper-style railcars and transfer it to a pneumatic conveying system. The equipment needed to be easily mobilized for use with various railcars at the terminal. KWS designed and manufactured a one of a kind, low profile multi-screw feeder as the perfect solution.

Design Parameters of Application

  1. Product Type: Sugar
  2. Material Density: 55 Lbs. per Cubic Foot
  3. Conveyor System Capacity: 924 Cubic feet per Hour
  4. Duty: Used Intermittently 8 to 24 Hours per Day, 7 Days per Week

Advantages Provided by KWS

KWS worked to design a screw feeder inlet that matched the output of the hopper-style railcars. In doing so, we were able to eliminate the use of additional equipment that is typically used to make this transition. KWS engineers were able to design the unit to fit under the railcars with an overall height of just 9 inches.

Special Features of KWS Design

The customer was concerned with the irregularity of the lump size of the sugar coming from the railcar. The KWS special serrated screw flights were utilized to decrease the size of possible large lumps of sugar prior to the sugar’s introduction into the pneumatic conveying system.

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