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Expanded Helix Flexible Screw Conveyor Handles Large Volumes, Improves Throughput

July 10, 2014

Hapman has expanded its line of in-stock and custom-designed flexible screw conveyors with the Helix 800. The newly released Helix is the largest of the flexible screw conveyors, moving up to 30 cu ft/min, and includes a 20-cu-ft integral hopper. The conveyor and integral hopper offer processors high-volume material movement coupled with minimal downtime for material refill.

“The Helix 800 is designed for processors in chemical, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, plastics, wastewater, food, and any other industry where powders, crystals, granules, flakes, or pellet material is needed to move in large mass,” said Mike Zeluff, Hapman product manager.

The Helix 800 improves throughput by including a large storage hopper with the conveyor. The hopper consistently and evenly feeds the conveyor, providing optimum flow and output from the conveyor to the main process. The extended hopper size also provides a storage-like environment where raw material can be in a preprocessing stage and operators are not committed to continually feeding the large conveyor.

The evaluation and purchase of the Helix model 800 begins with a free analysis of material flow and a budget proposal. “The material test provides our customers with a risk-free purchase,” said Zeluff. “They already know before the equipment is installed on their plant floor how the material will behave in the hopper and in the conveyor, and any flow issues have already been addressed before purchase. This analysis is especially critical when using large-volume conveyor hoppers. The analysis can determine if any flow aid devices may be required to ensure proper flow as the level in the hopper decreases.”

To schedule a free material test, visit www.hapman.com/resources/material-test, call 800-427-6260, or e-mail Mike Zeluff at mzeluff@hapman.com.

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