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Unlike standard stationary screw conveyors, the portable type is able to be transported from one location to another, allowing bulk materials to flow from different areas and receptacles. They increase convenience, efficiency and lower maintenance. Portable screw conveyors are commonly used in industrial manufacturing, as well as the agricultural, farming, transportation and warehousing industries. Read More…

Portable Screw Conveyors Portable screw conveyors are bulk transportation systems composed of a rotating helical screw enclosed in a tubular casing. They are able to easily move around a facility, warehouse or farm and are either mounted on a cart, stand or vehicle.
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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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Conveyor Engineering & Mfg. Co. $$$

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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VAC-U-MAX $$$

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. Product innovation & a thorough understanding of customers’ needs & objectives keep Spiroflow at the forefront of the industry. Spiroflow Systems offers flexible screw, aero mechanical, pneumatic, tubular cable & chain drag conveyors as well as bulk bag fillers & dischargers, automatic bag placing & sealing, robotic palletizing & auxiliary equipment.

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Spiroflow Systems, Inc. $$$

Bethlehem, PA  |  888-353-9426

A world-leading manufacturer of flexible screw conveyors with more than 10,000 installations handling free- and non-free-flowing bulk products including materials that pack, smear, cake, plug, fluidize and separate. The simple design can deliver efficient performance while at the same time reduce maintenance and cost. Stationary and mobile units to automated plant-wide systems are available.

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Flexicon Corporation $$$

Port Hope, ON  |  888-884-8168

UniTrak Corporation is a global leader in the supply of bulk material conveying equipment. Our conveyors are used by several leading manufacturers around the world. We are located in Canada and the UK and can easily reach our customers. We have been in the business since 1967 and out passion to succeed remains unshaken. Our customers can be assured of the quality of our products as we have been i n the business for such a longtime.

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UniTrak Corporation $$$
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They convey material into trucks, silos, containers, vats, pits, rail cars or other transportation vehicles. Most of these mobile bulk delivery systems are inclined screw conveyors, meaning they convey at an angle from uneven receptacles. They are adjustable, meaning the different angles at which they convey are able to move up and down. Most are composed of a metal construction, and mounting differs based on the equipment to which they are attached, which can be vehicles, carts or other mobile objects. Portable screw conveyors are easily stored, and compared to larger stationary models, they can be cleaned with less trouble because they disassemble.

Inclined Screw Conveyor with Rolling Frame Portable Screw Conveyors - VAC-U-MAX

There are two main types of portable screw conveyors: those that are mounted on a cart or stand and those that are mounted on a vehicle. The smaller conveyors are composed of a metal base, which contains three or four pneumatic wheels, the conveyor boom, an inlet and outlet, which are often able to pivot and move, and a guard, depending on the conveyor's height. They must be pushed manually around a facility, and they are often used outdoors in farming applications. Most are powered electrically.

Screw conveyors that are mounted on a vehicle are powered by an electric motor, petrol engines or power take-off shafts of a nearby tractor. They are attached to diesel trucks, indoor vehicles or industrial off-road trucks and are driven by a worker from one location to another. When the conveyor is located seven feet or less above the work level, they must be covered with a guard to prevent accidental contact with any dangerous components of the screw, including the prime mover and transmission. Portable screw conveyors are also sometimes manufactured with dust collection systems when they handle material like powders. They can also be built with features like alerts that signal the operator in the event of a blockage.

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