An Intro to Spiral Conveyors

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What Are Spiral Conveyors?  Spiral conveyors—also known as screw or worm conveyors—are used to transfer material across an inclined or flat plane. The amount of material transported is regulated by the size and power of the conveyor. They are often used in elevated conveyor lines and multilevel buildings.  How Do Spiral Conveyors Work? Spiral conveyors […]

What Is a Sludge Conveyor   

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What Is a Sludge Conveyor    Sludge conveyors are adaptable equipment built to move materials that are high in water and low in solid content. They are capable of moving challenging materials through difficult environments, such as up and down inclines or around corners. Sludge conveyors are made up of a power source, a trough, and […]

Metal Forming Steel Sculptures 

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Metal Forming Steel Sculptures  Metal forming processes create structural metal elements from metal sheets and tubes by bending, deforming, or otherwise changing the shape of the workpiece. There are numerous different metal forming processes that are used to create parts across virtually every industry. This process is especially useful when fabricating metal sculptures. At Reinke […]

Essential Design Elements for Auger Screw Conveyors

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Essential Design Elements for Auger Screw Conveyors Auger screw conveyors utilize a rotating screw blade to move granular or liquid materials. They create an efficient and consistent material flow, making them popular in a variety of bulk handling industries. Auger screw conveyors are highly versatile, also functioning well as agitators, blenders, and balers in addition […]

Understanding Screw Feeders

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Understanding Screw Feeders Screw feeders are used to accurately meter bulk materials. Usually employed at the start of an industrial process, their design allows for control over feed rate and capacity. Screw feeders come in a wide range of configurations to suit the requirements of various material handling applications The Basics of Designing a Screw […]

The Role of Grain Augers in the Agricultural Industry

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The Role of Grain Augers in the Agricultural Industry Screw conveyors—also referred to as spiral conveyors, auger conveyors, or augers—are conveyance systems that consist of a rotating helical screw within a trough or tube. They are suitable for transporting a wide variety of bulk dry or wet materials, such as rocks, powders, and grains, on […]

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Auger Flight Comparison: Helicoid Flighting vs Sectional Flights

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What’s the Difference Between Helicoid Flighting and Sectional Flights? Augers provide a critical function for the conveyance of materials. Smooth operation depends upon the precision of the auger fins or blades, commonly referred to as flights. There are two main processes used in the production of auger flights: helicoid and sectional. Formation of each type […]

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Different Types of Screw Conveyors

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Using rotating helical screw blades, the function of a Screw Conveyor is to push material as the screw rotates in a fixed trough, pipe or housing. However, there are different types of screw conveyors to choose from depending on your application.

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What Is Metal Fabrication?

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What Is Custom Metal Fabrication? The term “metal fabrication” encompasses the entire process of building machine parts and structural components from raw metal materials. This means that everything from cutting and shaping to final assembly falls under the umbrella of metal fabrication. The various forms of custom metal fabrication are responsible for projects as small […]