Custom Ribbon Flights

Reinke & Schomann is a reputable manufacturer specializing in custom ribbon flights for various screw conveyors. Our in-house facility has state-of-the-art equipment, allowing us to design and develop ribbon flights that meet your requirements.

With years of manufacturing capabilities, we have honed our skills to improve our craft. We’re confident that we can follow your specifications and customization demands to ensure a flawless and seamless operation in your facility. Our goal is to provide an outcome that will improve your bottom line.

Custom Ribbon Flights for Any Type of Screw Conveyors

Screw conveyors are found in various industries for transportation and mixing applications. Primarily, these are used to move bulk granular solids, semi-liquids, liquids, and non-flowing materials from one point to another. 

It reduces extensive labor costs since this machine is responsible for the heavy workload, and workers don’t have to manually move or mix the materials around. A screw conveyor’s design and how it works will depend on its components. If a screw conveyor system is equipped with ribbon flighting, it’s referred to as a ribbon flight screw conveyor.

Benefits of customized ribbon flights by Reinke & Schomann:

  • Reduces material build-up since they’re unable to gather or collect where the flights join the piping
  • Can be customized with inside and outside ribbon flights in opposite directions
  • Used in bulk material handling and mixing
  • Can be customized to fit specific requirements

Know More About Ribbon Flights

Ribbon flights are continuous helical bars with smooth ribbon-like surfaces. These are made with an open gap between the inner edges of the flight and the shaft. This style is ideal for materials with sticky and viscous properties because it minimizes the build-up at the conveyor screw shaft. 

A ribbon screw conveyor system can be constructed with integral leg, post type, or double flights.

The differences between the three are as follows:

Integral Leg Ribbon Screw Conveyors

This style is the most commonly used. It utilizes the post part as part of the ribbon flighting.

Double Flight Ribbon Screw Conveyors

Double flights are also used to transport sticky, hygroscopic, and viscous materials. However, this design enables the conveyor to provide a more uniform discharge.

It’s also used for dry materials because it has an outer and inner flight, with the internal flight having a smaller diameter. Both flights move in opposite movements, ensuring a thorough mixing action because it drives the material back and forth.

Post Type Ribbon Screw Conveyors

These are designed to have the least surface for materials to stick to since the ribbons are attached to the post for easier replacement. It also has excellent mixing capabilities, but double flights offer the best out of the three.

Common Applications of Ribbon Flights

Ribbon flights are used in many industries, especially those with mixing and transporting applications where sticky, viscous, and dry granular materials are handled. Although it’s worth noting the compatibility of the materials dealt with, especially chemicals, relies on the type of material the ribbon flights are made of.

Specific materials where ribbon flight is the ideal choice are as follows:

  • Cake batter
  • Spice mixes
  • Polymer mixes
  • Cosmetic powders
  • Chemical additives
  • Fertilizers
  • Plaster grouts
  • Pharmaceutical granule
  • Pastes

These are just some specific materials, items, and products where a ribbon flight screw conveyor is the ideal solution. As you can see, different industries use it to achieve the proper balance of transportation and mixing.

Work with Us & We’ll Fulfill Your Custom Ribbon Flight Needs

We understand how imperative it is to find a manufacturer that will work according to your standards and requests. Fortunately, we specialize in custom design and development, so we’re well-versed in your needs, whatever industry you belong to.

If you want to know more about our custom ribbon flights, don’t hesitate to contact us today. If you’re ready to work with us, request a custom quote, and we’ll develop a solution to ensure your project’s success.

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custom ribbon flight capabilities

General Capabilities
Build to Print
Engineering Services Fabricating Machining
System Integration

We Handle a Large Range of Applications, Please Inquire if you don’t see yours.

Spiral Let-Down Chute
Blender Blades
Food Equipment Mixers
Scum Skimmers
Stack Strakes
Right Hand
Left Hand
Construction Material
Abrasion Resistant Alloys
Mild SteelMonel
Nickel Alloys
Stainless Steels
Integrated Spokes/Radial Spokes Centerless
Flame Spray
Max: 18 ft., or larger in segments / 5486 mm

We Handle a Large Range of sizes, Please Inquire if you don’t see yours.

Max: 60 ft. / 18,300 mm

We Handle a Large Range of Applications, Please Inquire if you don’t see yours.

Max: 1.5 in. / 38.1 mm
Tolerance (+/-)
Exceeds CEMA Standards
Production Volume
Low Volume Custom
Industries Served
Industry Standards Met
CEMA Compliant
AWS Compliant Welding
American National Standards Institute ASME
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
American Society for Testing and Materials
Production Volume
Bit Mapped Graphics
Drawing Interchange Format, or Drawing Exchange Format
Graphics Interchange Format
Joint Photographic Experts Group
Portable Document Format
Tagged Image File Format

The advantages of ribbon flights 

Many types of flights are available, but ribbon flights have many advantages that make them ideal for use in ribbon flight conveyors. 

  1. Ribbon flights can efficiently transport sticky and viscous materials without the material building up and sticking to the flight.  
  2. Ribbon flights can withstand high temperatures and pressures, making them ideal for use in industrial settings. So they are very durable and sturdy. 
  3. Ribbon flights have a smooth surface; there is no need to worry about the material building up and causing problems. Therefore, they are very low maintenance and easy to clean compared to other flights. 
  4. Ribbon flights are very versatile and can be customized. So we can create ribbon flights in low volumes to ensure the quality before delivering them to you. 

Custom Ribbon Flights Only at Reinke & Schomann, Inc. 

We fabricate different types of ribbon flights, such as: 

  • Post-type ribbon flights 
  • Integral leg ribbon flights 

We have the skills and expertise to produce nonstandard sizes up to 18′ (5486 mm) in diameter, lengths up to 60′ (18,300mm), and thicknesses up to 1.5″ (38.1mm). These are manufactured holding tight tolerances exceeding CEMA standards. 

Fabricating quality custom ribbon flights for a variety of industries & applications 

If you are looking for a reliable and efficient way to transport materials on your screw conveyor, then ribbon flights are the ideal solution. With their many advantages, ribbon flights will help you improve the efficiency of your screw conveyor and transportation system. 

Don’t hesitate to contact us with questions regarding our custom ribbon flights. Or you may request a quote today. We are happy to provide you with all the information you need.