KENT-based Flexicon have introduced a new extreme-duty flexible screw conveyor system with purpose-built hopper for the transfer of bulk material received from front-end loaders.
The conveyor consists of a heavy-gauge stainless steel screw that rotates within a 200mm stainless steel tube. Since the conveyor is driven at its top end by a 15kW variable-speed electric motor and gear reducer, material exits the discharge housing prior to any contact with seals or bearings. The tube interior and removable screw are smooth and crevice-free, allowing rapid, thorough cleaning.
Rugged enough to withstand incidental contact with front-end loaders, the heavy-gauge stainless steel hopper holds up to 7 tonnes or 5.7 cubic metres, providing an ample supply of material for the high-capacity conveyor to run continually as a front-end loader replenishes the material.
Self-contained on an all-stainless skid equipped with fork-lift tubes, the system can be deployed in multiple indoor or outdoor locations with a single power connection, conveying a broad range of free-flowing and non-free-flowing materials from fine powders to large aggregates, including abrasives, corrosives and materials with bulk densities up to 2,400kg per cubic metre.
Material is conveyed at a 40° incline before discharging into downstream processing equipment or storage vessels. According to Flexicon, the simple design delivers efficient performance and high reliability while reducing maintenance and cost.