Screw Conveyor Advantages (Screw Auger)

Why choose a Screw Conveyor over other systems?

   Screw conveyors are one of the most cost-effective methods of conveying bulk materials. Screw conveyors are used in thousands of applications in almost every industry. Bega Screw Conveyor has provided successful bulk material handling solutions for over 15 years. If you have a difficult application, please contact us. We will surely have a solution. From spare parts to complete systems, Bega Screw Conveyor will solve all your bulk material handling needs. The screw conveyor has many advantages over other types of bulk material handling equipment.

Some of the advantages of using screw conveyors are:

  • When it comes to materials, conveyor screws can handle anything from slow material to free flowing material. With slow semi-solids, such as industrial sludge and biosolids, you can use screw conveyors without a central pipe, called "shaftless screw conveyors".

  • The design also varies based on temperature and moisture content, which means that screw conveyors can handle cold, hot, wet or dry products and materials as needed, especially considering heat transfer requirements.

  • Screw conveyors can have multiple entry and discharge points. Bulk materials can be handled and distributed to various locations as required. Slide gates or valves can be added to control flow in and out of a screw conveyor.

  • When a screw conveyor is used as a measuring device, it is considered a screw feeder. Screw feeders are used to start a material process by measuring product from a container or hopper.

  • Screw conveyors are very compact and adaptable to locations with little available space. Screw conveyors do not have a return similar to that of a belt or drag conveyor so there are no losses to the outside of the product.

  • Screw conveyors are fully enclosed to contain product and prevent spillage. Screw conveyors can be used in a horizontal, vertical or inclined position depending on the available space.

  • Screw conveyors can be used to mix various products and break up large lumps.

  • Screw conveyors can be designed without a central pipe. This type of screw conveyor is called a shaftless screw conveyor and is designed to handle wet, sticky and slow products such as industrial sludge and biosolids.

  • Screw conveyors can be designed without a central pipe. This type of screw conveyor is called a shaftless screw conveyor and is designed to handle wet, sticky and slow products such as industrial sludge and biosolids.

  • Screw Conveyors can be designed to be steam tight or to maintain internal pressure. This is very important when transporting toxic or dangerous products such as those from the chemical industry.

  • Screw conveyors can provide an air lock between upstream and downstream equipment.

Select the correct screw conveyor for your application

   Before deciding to purchase a screw conveyor, consult one of our experienced Bega material handling engineers who can assess your needs and your existing infrastructure to make the appropriate recommendations.

   Once our engineers recommend the process screw conveyor, the engineers can design a custom system that is tailored to your floor space and has the necessary design characteristics and properties for your operation.

   A custom solution is always better than a standard version. This is especially true for screw conveyors, as they can be configured in a wide variety of ways.

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