Copper Chemicals Plant Installs Ajax Inclined Screw FeederCopper Chemicals Plant Installs Ajax Inclined Screw Feeder
October 18, 2017
A production facility for copper-based chemicals in Blantyre, South Lankarkshire, Scotland recently selected a 4m inclined screw feeder from Ajax Equipment, the bulk solids handling and processing technology provider announced via press release Monday.
Producing chemical products like cuprous oxide and cuprous thiocyanate, the Bardyke Chemicals site required a screw feeder that could be inclined at 25˚, posing a design challenge.
“Screws inclined to an angle greater than 20˚ can lead to material back-spill, increasing the cross-sectional loading on the feeder. To prevent back-spill, Ajax has combined specially selected flights and appropriate rotational speed to generate effective conveying, driving the material forward” the company said.
The stainless-steel screw feeder includes the firm’s Lynflow ribbon flights with variable pitch, which are designed to prevent adhesion of materials to the shaft and blades.
“Bardyke has worked with Ajax Equipment on several solids handling projects in recent years, all of which have contributed to the consistency and reliability of our production line. Ajax’s understanding of solids handling ensures the material and process are the foremost factors during design, resulting in effective and efficient equipment,” said Duncan Norman, Managing Director, Bardyke Chemicals Ltd. in Ajax’s release.
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