The hygienic heavy duty, totally enclosed, dust-free chain drag conveyor economically conveys dry powders and granules particularly fragile materials such as coffee beans, cereals, specialty breakfast cereals, nuts, dried fruit, grains, dry soup mix, confectionery, small cookies, baby formula powder, pet food, animal feed, and more. Processors can easily convey or batch ingredients with the crevice free design.
Chainflow is a tubular drag conveyor that, by definition, is configured in a loop or circuit. Ultra-strong 304 or 316 stainless steel chain is fitted with moulded UHMWPE discs. It provides maximum chain life while gently moving fragile products through a homogeneous crevice free conveying path. The conveyor has a drive assembly at one end of the circuit and a return housing, fitted with an automatic tensioner, on the other end of the circuit. Processors can achieve intricate layouts with multiple inlets and outlets in complex three plane circuits. Chainflow components are designed for hygienic applications. The conveyor can be cleaned in place and is engineered to run 24/7/365.
Processors can convey over long distances with maximum straight line lengths of up to 76m per conveyor and link multiple conveyors for longer distances. The conveyor can typically run empty, be stopped and started under load, and flood or meter fed for operational flexibility.
“We saw a very specific need in the food industry and the Chainflow conveyor is an important addition to our product line,” Spiroflow’s sales director James Podevyn said. “Our goal has long been to provide the widest range of mechanical conveyors for dry bulk solids and ingredients so that our engineers can evaluate our customers’ needs objectively and provide the ideal conveyor for their applications.”