Proprietary AFC Screw Design Prevents Clogs in Transit
Clifton, NJ: Process equipment manufacturer Automated Flexible Conveyor, Clifton, NJ, (afcspiralfeeder.com), has unveiled a knife-edge spiral screw design. Offered with the company’s SPIRALFEEDER® flexible screw conveyor, the knife-edge spiral was developed to transfer bulk materials that cake, pack, or stick without clogging the transfer conveyor system or degrading the material. The knife-edge spiral features a proprietary, beveled design that creates a scraping action between the screw and the outer tube to ensure the powders, pellets, granules, and other materials move smoothly and consistently from hopper to discharge.
Custom-beveled on the outer edge at the ideal angle based on the properties of the material, the AFC knife-edge spiral design is manufactured in stainless steel as standard in a wide range of sizes and is offered with a polished finish for sanitary processing. The knife-edge spiral joins round, flat, and custom spirals among the types available to accommodate any powder transfer application.
The flexible screw conveyors with knife-edge spirals are designed and manufactured at the company’s New Jersey facility. Product testing is offered in the on-site test lab prior to delivery and installation.
For more information, contact Automated Flexible Conveyor, Inc., 55 Walman Ave., Clifton, NJ 07011; 800-694-7271, [email protected]; AFCSpiralFeeder.com.
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