Screw conveyor basics
The variety of available components gives a screw conveyor the flexibility to handle a range of bulk materials. Choosing the correct components is a key part of designing a successful screw conveyor installation. This article provides background information about several screw conveyor components and discusses basic selection considerations.
The screw conveyor is one of the oldest and most versatile types of conveyors. Depending on its design, a screw conveyor will convey or feed material horizontally, vertically, in a combination of both directions, or at an incline. A screw conveyor can also be adapted to mix, cool, or dry material while conveying.