Screw Feeder Systems by Thomas Conveyor Co.
Custom Screw Feeder Systems
Screw Feeders move a wide variety of material from bins or hoppers at a constant and controlled rate of flow. One or more tapered or variable pitch screws convey the material at the required rate. Screw feeders are available in a variety of types to suit specific materials and applications.
- Inlet is always flood loaded
- 100% trough loading at inlet
- Volumetric metering device
Difference between a Screw Conveyor and a Screw Feeder
|Purpose||Unload and convey materials||Meter flow of material|
|Mode||Operates partially full||Operates 100% full|
|Speed||Fixed, relatively high speeds||Variable, relatively low speeds|
Multi Screw Conveyors are used as screw feeders and may consist of twin, triple, or quadruple screws, side by side. They provide a means of moving a wide variety of material from bins or hoppers at a constant and controlled rate of flow.
Screw feeders are available in a variety of types to suit specific materials and applications. Get in touch so a representative can help you determine the best solution for your application.
Thomas Conveyor is one of the largest custom screw conveyor manufacturers in North America. As an active member of the Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA), Thomas Conveyor is always up-to-date with the latest engineering and manufacturing techniques. Our screw conveyor systems are available in a wide variety of materials resistant to corrosion, abrasion, and heat. We offer conveyors for use in horizontal, inclined, and vertical applications. Our screw conveyor systems are designed to meet and surpass all application requirements.
Screw Conveyor Advantages
Several options and parts combinations are available for conveying a wide variety of materials in many different markets.
The normal rotation of the screw when conveying material also lifts and tumbles the product, which makes a screw conveyor an efficient mixer.
Simultaneous Conveyance in Two Directions
Combining right-hand and left-hand flights produces bidirectional conveyance.
No need for soft-start units.
Properly applied screw conveyors can handle product at temperatures above 1000 degree F.
Many special materials and hard-coating options are available to extend screw life in extremely abrasive applications.
Flood Loading Capability
Screw feeders are very efficient and reliable in regulating feed to downstream equipment. The screw diameter, pitch combination, pipe size, and flight configuration can be customized to solve specific bin unloading requirements.
Total Enclosure Screw Conveyor Systems
Completely enclosed systems protect the environment from the product being handled (dust-tight) and/or protect the conveyed material from the environment.
Large Lump Size
Within industry guidelines, conveyance of pieces up to 7-1/2” is possible.
Multiple Inlets or Discharges
Intermediate inlets and/or discharges are readily added.