May 8, 2015

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Conveyors with Flow Aids in 48 Hours
Stainless steel hopper with ribbon agitation for optimum material flow.

Hapman, a global leader in the design and manufacture of conveyors and bulk material handling equipment for 70 years, expands the availability of the Helix flexible screw conveyor Quick Ship Program to include the hopper with integral ribbon agitator. The Quick Ship program from Hapman provides a 48-hour ship time after order receipt.

“The Quick Ship program for the Helix has been around for many years. This program is designed to support processors who need to react quickly to changing customer needs. The addition of the Stainless Steel hopper with ribbon agitator was driven by the increased demand for flow-aids in the program,” said Mike Zeluff, Hapman product manager.

Flow aids are often necessary with a hopper that will hold bulk material which has a high moisture content or ability to compact. “Bridging or rat-holing is a common challenge in bulk material handling. This means the material will actually stick to the sides of the hopper and not flow into the conveyor without continued movement. The ribbon agitator will eliminate this flow issue and keep the conveyor running smoothly and production efficient,” says Zeluff.

Hapman now offers a hopper with integral ribbon agitator in the quick ship for both the 3-in. model 300, and 4-in. model 400 Helix. The hopper with ribbon agitator is stainless steel construction, as well as the discharge. The Helix model 300 is also available in the program with a UHMW polyethylene food-grade hopper and discharge. Both the Helix model 300 and 400 are designed for point-to-point, low-cost conveying.

Additional options available for the Helix flexible screw conveyors are hopper-mounted vibrators to further aid in material flow and NEMA 4 fixed speed controls with automatic start/stop function.

Hapman, Kalamazoo, MI 269-569-8509

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