Tubular Drag Conveyors handle dry solids in any form or quantity.

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Designed for gentle handling applications and multiple-plane installations, CABLEflow(TM) Tubular Drag Conveyor can transfer friable bulk products from single or multiple in-feed points to single or multiple discharge points with little or no damage. DYNAFLOW(TM) Tubular Chain Drag Conveyor, which is comprised of mechanical system operating within confines of pipe, features heavy-duty discs that are connected by articulated metal links and move material along pipe.



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Spiroflow Systems Adds New Range of Cable and Chain Driven Tubular Drag Conveyors



Company Now Offers A Broad Range Of Customizable Conveying Solutions

CHARLOTTE, N.C.---When it comes to conveyors for dry bulk solids, whether in powder, granule, flake, pellet or lump in bulk quantities or as minor ingredients/additives, Spiroflow Systems Inc. offers a customized manufacturing solution. The company has never believed in the 'one size fits all' philosophy. Accordingly, as the business has expanded to meet industry demand, it has developed conveying solutions to meet or anticipate new challenges whether organically, by strategic acquisitions or through joint ventures.

Following the recent acquisition of Dynamet Inc. of Kalamazoo, Michigan, and combined with concurrent in-house development, two types of Tubular Drag Conveyors have been added Spiroflow's range of conveyors. They include the new 'CABLEflow'(TM) Tubular Drag Conveyor and the 'DYNAFLOW'(TM) Tubular Chain Drag Conveyor.

'CABLEflow' Tubular Cable Drag Conveyors
'CABLEflow'(TM) Tubular Cable Drag Conveyors are a development of their tried and tested Aero Mechanical Conveyors operating with reduced clearances and reduced running speeds. Developed by Spiroflow, the new line of 'CABLEflow'(TM) conveyors are designed for gentle handling applications and installations requiring conveying in multiple planes. They can transfer friable bulk products from single or multiple in-feed points to single or multiple discharge points with little or no damage. Applications include the coffee industry, where they are used to convey coffee beans, and the snack food industry, where they are used to move friable finished products.

'DYNAFLOW' Tubular Chain Drag Conveyors
Also now available from Spiroflow is a range of 'DYNAFLOW'(TM) Tubular Chain Drag Conveyors. The 'DYNAFLOW'(TM) range is also a mechanical drag conveyor system operating within the confines of a pipe. However, the discs that move material along the pipe are heavy-duty discs connected by articulated metal links (chains) that equip them for heavy-duty applications. The discs can be made from a variety of materials including steel and cast iron, which enables them to operate at temperatures up to 482°F (250°C).

These conveyors not only widen the scope of applications in Spiroflow's traditional food, chemical and pharmaceuticals markets, but also offer additional applications to markets such as glass, bricks, cement, steel-making, foundry, mining, minerals and aggregates. This range of conveyors has 40 years of operational experience and the support of the technical team from Dynamet Inc. which has joined Spiroflow.

Benefits of Tubular Drag Conveyors
Benefits of tubular drag conveyors include:
  • Totally enclosed, dust-free, contamination-free handling
  • Only mechanical conveyor that operates in three planes to permit complex circuits, eliminates transfer points and using only a single drive
  • Minimum energy consumption
  • Can be Meter or Flood Fed
  • Handles hot, cold, wet, dry, hygroscopic or temperature sensitive materials
  • May be fed at multiple points in a circuit
  • May discharge at multiple points in circuit (no special airlocks)
  • No need for filters or cyclone to separate air and material since no additional air is introduced into the system.
  • Gentle conveying action - minimal product attrition
  • Will not separate blends
  • Round construction minimizes material residence and build-up
  • May operate under pressure differential, or inert purge
  • Minimum noise
  • 24/7/365 reliability

    About Spiroflow Systems
    Spiroflow is a worldwide supplier of a wide range of both standard and custom powder handling equipment, specializing in Bulk Bag Dischargers and Fillers, Mechanical and Pneumatic Conveyors, a range of 50-pound Bag Packing and Unloading equipment and Flexible Storage Silos. The company offers a wide range of innovative designs and design options.

    Mechanical conveyors offered include flexible screw, aero-mechanical and CABLEflow and DYNAflow Tubular Drag Conveyors.

    An in-house test facility offers free on-site services to customers to analyze and demonstrate material flow properties under actual operating conditions. This, in turn, sets the parameters for selecting the most suitable handling method for your process and ensures equipment is installed properly. Any systems tested in the Spiroflow test facility is guaranteed.

    For more information on Spiroflow's two new tubular drag conveyors or other types of powder handling equipment, visit www.spiroflowsystems.com, call 704-291-9595 or info@spiroflowsystems.com.

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