How to select, install, and maintain a drag conveyor
A drag conveyor is one of several mechanical conveyors that handles dry, flowable materials. The unit can be equipped with multiple feed inlets and intermediate discharges and can move material horizontally, at an incline, or both for added flexibility. After discussing drag conveyor types, this article explains how to select a drag conveyor, how to install it, and how to maintain it.
A drag conveyor handles dry, flowable materials that are easy to feed and discharge, such as powders, pellets, seeds, and grain. The unit conveys material along a straight path that is horizontal, inclined, or a combination and from one or more feed inlets to one or more discharges. Because the drag conveyor is covered, it's ideal for conveying a dusty material and protecting a material from rain.