Flexicon Releases New Flexible Screw Conveyor

Flexicon launched a new mobile Tilt-Down Flexible Screw Conveyor System that is mounted on a portable base with a multi-purpose hood and an integral dust collector.

Discharging from bulk bags requires the user’s forklift or plant hoist to suspend the bag above the dust hood, allowing the bag spout to be cinched by an iris valve, untied and then released gradually to prevent uncontrolled bursts of material from the bag. For handheld sacks, they can be rested on a fold-down support tray, slit open, and manually dumped into the hopper. 

Airborne dust generated by either process is drawn away from the operator’s area through the dust hood by a side-mounted BAG-VAC dust collector vented from the hood. To maintain operational efficiency, reverse-pulse air jets on a timed cycle remove accumulated dust build-up on filter surfaces, dropping it to the bottom of the dust collector for later removal and disposal.

The system features an inner stainless-steel screw of specialized geometry to propel both free- and non-free-flowing bulk materials. The support boom and conveyor assembly can be tilted down to maneuver through standard doorways and aisles, and around corners for use anywhere in the plant.

When fully lowered, the tilt-down mechanism positions the clean-out cap of the conveyor tube higher off the plant floor, and the conveyor’s discharge closer to the floor, allowing removal and re-insertion of the flexible screw from standing height during cleaning and inspection.

Flexicon, www.flexicon.com

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