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Mechanical Conveyors

Rees-Memphis - Mechanical Coneyors, Screw Load Out ConveyorDust Collection and Pneumatic Conveying Systems often need Mechanical Conveyors to introduce material waste or product into the system or move it to another location after it has been collected.

Screw Conveyors

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Augers

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Belt Conveyors

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Drag Conveyors

offer cost-effective way to convey bulk materials from one point to another and are designed to have material loaded by a controlled feed, receiving a uniform and continuous amount of product. Mechanical Conveyors are used to move a wide variety of solid particles from sluggish to free-flowing in industries such as forestry, food processing, pulp and paper, power generation, recycling and waste treatment.

Contact Rees-Memphis for more information about Mechanical Conveyors.

Screw Conveyors

Screw Conveyors

can range from simple diverters to conveyors moving materials long distances in one direction. They are compact and adaptable to congested locations, and can be installed on an incline if an elevation change is needed.

Screw Conveyors

can have multiple inlet and discharge points, which allow the bulk material to be conveyed and distributed to various locations. Slide gates or valves can be added to control the flow into and out of the conveyor.

Screw Feeders and Augers

When a screw conveyor is used as a metering device, it is considered a screw feeder. Screw feeders are used to initiate a material process by metering product from a bin or hopper. Auger Unloaders can pull the material to the screw feeder which must have the inlet filled at all times so that the output rate will remain constant, regardless of the amount of material in the hopper.

Design Parameters

Conveyors must be correctly sized and properly constructed to handle the material to be conveyed. The following factors must be considered:
  • material characteristics
  • bulk density (lbs. / cub.ft)
  • volume capacity (lbs. / hour)
  • maximum material lump size
  • temperature
  • moisture content
From these factors, we can determine the type of conveyor needed as well as screw diameter, speed, housing loading, and drive components to give the through put capacity of the conveyor.

Other Type of Industrial Mechanical Conveyors

Belt Conveyors

can move large amounts of material with minimum horsepower and offer a cost effective way to move material a long distance. There is virtually no product degradation caused by conveying, and product can be loaded at any place along the belt.

Drag Conveyors

offer a good way to move material in one direction when a change in elevation is desired. They can convey an extreme range of material particle size from ash to large aggregate and can handle very abrasize materials.