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Auger conveyors, also known as screw conveyors, are especially useful in transporting powders and materials composed of small granules, such as grain. They are useful in all kinds of industrial contexts. For example, in plastic injection molding, extrusion and other plastic thermoforming processes, raw plastic materials must somehow be loaded into the equipment where they will be processed. Read More…

Auger Conveyors Auger conveyors are materials handling equipment that contain a large Archimedean screw inside tubular housing. When a motor turns the conveyor's screw, the material to be moved that has been loaded into the housing rotates while being transported up the length of the conveyor.
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Cedar Rapids, IA  |  319-364-5600

We are a US based, family owned company specializing in the design and manufacturing of screw conveyors in all configurations: vertical, inclined, shaftless, live bottom, plug screws, feeders, mixers, heating/cooling, FDA/USDA approved, screw presses and more.

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Belleville, NJ  |  800-822-8629

VAC-U-MAX is a manufacturer specializing in screw conveyors and transportation systems, load filling machines, bulk bag loaders, grinders, pulverizers and sifters. The company serves the chemical, food and feedmill industries with highly efficient products.

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Marietta, GA  |  770-426-3900

Materials Handling Equipment (MHE) has been a trusted leader in heavy-duty industrial conveyor manufacturing in the United States since 1927. Whether your company is in need of a custom bucket elevator, drag conveyor, screw conveyor, apron conveyor, pan conveyor, or belt conveyor, our engineering experts can help.

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Monroe, NC  |  704-246-0900

Spiroflow Systems has more than 40 years of experience in the design, manufacture & installation of bulk material handling equipment & systems.

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Burleson, TX  |  800-543-6558

Our top of the line screw conveyors are factory-direct which means you save money in the long run. We are dedicated to your needs and we will work with you every step of the way. We aim to please and you will not be upset with the items you receive. The expertise of our engineers is unsurpassed. Please give us a call today to learn more! We are ready to assist you!

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Auger conveyors can be used for this purpose; the raw plastic pellets used in the process can be drawn up by the conveyors and directed into the pellet hoppers that are suspended above the processing equipment. While some traditional belt conveyors are equipped for the transportation of very small materials, most are not. In the conveying of carbon black or other similarly powdery substances, the material can become ground into belting, and it can escape the belt and accumulate beneath it or on other components of the conveyor. In auger conveyors, the conveyed material can be completely contained, significantly reducing opportunities for product loss or equipment damage.

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Auger conveyors are available in a number of different configurations; an auger conveyor's configuration is chosen based on its intended application. For example, in agricultural applications, where auger conveyors can be used to transport agricultural products into storage silos, a vertical configuration is likely to be used. In a vertical auger conveyor, a long channel is attached to a sturdy structure, usually the storage structure into which the conveyor will direct materials. At the bottom of the channel is the inlet, which is usually situated in a small receptacle from which it draws up materials to be transported. At the top of the channel is the outlet from which the transported material exits the channel and enters its storage space. Within the channel is the rotating auger, which, as it rotates, forces material up through the channel.

Inclined auger conveyors feature channels that are situated at an angle to the ground; these are used in agriculture as well as in manufacturing, food processing and many other industrial applications. Auger conveyors can be powered by electric motors or by other sources like diesel engines. Depending on the application, auger conveyors may be fitted with a variable rate feeder to control the amount of product distributed at one time.

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