Flexible Screw vs Pneumatic Vacuum VS Tubular Conveyors

Spiral conveyor, pneumatic vacuum conveyor, tubular conveyor…which is the best option for your bulk solids?

We break it down for you in a handy reference document.

Comparing Flexible Screw Conveyors, Pneumatic Conveyors and Tubular Conveyors

There are several options available on the market when it comes to conveying most materials. Spiral conveyors (also known as Spiralfeeder™ or flexible screw conveyors), pneumatic conveyors and tubular cable conveyors (sometimes called drag or disc conveyors.)  Choosing the best one for your specific use, however, requires three primary considerations:

  1. The type of materials you need to convey
  2. Physical parameters/environmental conditions
  3. Project budget

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Most often, our customers have narrowed their choices down to either a flexible screw conveyor, pneumatic vacuum conveyor or a tubular conveyor. That’s why we are only going to compare these three options in this document. 

While this comparison chart can serve as a guide, we encourage you to contact Automated Flexible Conveyors directly about your project specifications. Our team can answer your questions and provide more detailed information that will allow you to make a well-informed decision.

Most often, our customers have narrowed their choices down to either a flexible screw conveyor, pneumatic vacuum conveyor or a tubular conveyor. That’s why we are only going to compare these three options here. 

Flexible Screw Conveyors

Pneumatic Vacuum Conveyors

Tubular (drag) Conveyors

While this comparison chart can serve as a guide, we encourage you to contact Automated Flexible Conveyors directly about your project specifications. Our team can answer your questions and provide more detailed information that will allow you to make a well-informed decision.

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