Reinke & Schomann has been a leading manufacturer of high-quality custom ribbon flight screw conveyors for over nine decades. We serve a wide range of industries, providing them with top-tier metal components for their assemblies.
One of our services is manufacturing custom-made ribbon flight screw conveyor parts in low volumes for our clients. Our focus is more on quality and customer service for an exceptional customer experience.
What is a ribbon flight?
Ribbon flights are used in ribbon screw conveyors to mix and blend bulk materials. Their profile makes them ideal for mixing sticky or dense materials.
We can produce non-standard sizes of up to 18′ (5486mm) in diameter, lengths up to 60′ (18,300mm), and thicknesses up to 1.5″ (38.1mm). We ensure to fabricate each with tight tolerances exceeding CEMA standards.
Ribbon Flight Screw Conveyor System, Components, & Parts
A ribbon flight screw conveyor is recommended for mixing or handling sticky materials. We offer custom ribbon flights and custom screw conveyors, depending on the needs and specifications of the customer.
The ribbon flights are applicable in equipment mixers, spiral let-down chutes, blender blades, stack strakes, and more. Ribbons are used for machine tools, bulk material handling, waste processing, water treatment, food processing, metal chip removal, sludge conveyors, and many more applications.
Both ribbon flights and screw conveyor custom parts are available in various metals, including:
- Mild steel
- Stainless steel
- Abrasion-resistant alloys
- Nickel alloys
The Ribbon Screw Conveyor Design
The ribbon screw conveyor is a special type of screw conveyor designed to handle sticky or viscous materials. The ribbon screw has a series of flights, or blades, that are mounted on the shaft so that they overlap.
Three types of ribbon flight conveyor screws:
Integral Leg Ribbon Screw
It utilizes the post as part of the ribbon flighting. In addition, it’s the most commonly used design for conveying sticky materials. It’s also cost-effective to manufacture or fabricate compared to post-type ribbon screws.
Post Type Ribbon Screw
It uses round bar posts and ribbon flighting. It’s designed to have less surface area for the bulk material to stick to, which makes it perfect for conveying sticky bulk material. Additionally, it’s easier to replace the ribbon if needed.
Double Flight Ribbon Screw
We can design it for mixing dry materials. But it’s also ideal for conveying sticky materials while providing a more uniform discharge. It has an outer ribbon with an inner ribbon flight with a small diameter. The materials move back and forth because both flights are designed to be opposite-handed.
Manufacturing custom ribbon flight screw conveyors with a focus on quality & customer service
We offer quality customized ribbon flight screw conveyor parts and components for specific applications and assemblies. No matter what industry you’re in, we can serve you.