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Horizontal Screw Conveyor and Vertical Screw Conveyor

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Horizontal Screw Conveyor and Vertical Screw Conveyor: Ciris Energy Antelope PlantHorizontal Screw Conveyor and Vertical Screw Conveyor: Ciris Energy Antelope PlantPlant Name and Location

Ciris Energy Antelope Plant
Gillette, WY

General Description

The user needed a solution for collecting, transferring, and elevating a mixture of four various materials from a line of bulk bag unloaders before the materials could undergo further processing in a pilot facility. KWS provided a horizontal collecting screw conveyor and vertical screw conveyor.

Design Parameters

  1. Product Type: Various Granulated Materials
  2. Material Density: 45 Lbs. per Cubic Foot
  3. Conveyor Capacity: 44 Cubic feet per Hour

KWS Advantages

KWS worked with Ciris Energy months in advance of the equipment purchase to find the optimal design for the system. KWS engineers were able to collaborate with Ciris Energy and the engineers of their other equipment suppliers to ensure proper fit-up before the manufacturing the equipment. These joint efforts made for a seamless installation and performance in the field.

Special Features

The horizontal screw conveyor utilized three different flight types to meet the customer’s requirements. Cut flights were used throughout the inlet sections to create a shearing action, breaking apart any small lump. This was followed by cut and folded flights to provide a thorough lifting and mixing action of the various materials. The final section of the conveyor utilized standard flights to provide smooth product flow into the vertical screw conveyor optimizing performance.


"We have been very pleased with your product and service."

Tim Robertson – Ciris Energy


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