Tubular Cable Conveyers Transfer Friable Materials
Flexicon has expanded its FLEXI-DISC line of tubular cable conveyors with the addition of a 6-inch (15-cm) diameter system, more than doubling the capacity of its recently introduced 4-inch (10-cm) diameter conveyor.
The conveyor was designed for the gentle transfer of friable materials including virtually all beans, cereals, coffees, dried fruits, frozen vegetables, grains, nuts, beans, pet foods, seeds, snack foods, spices, teas and other fragile/friable food products. Typical non-foods include bulk chemicals, minerals, prills, chopped fiberglass, microspheres, regrind, pellets of all types, tobacco and other fragile products.
Low-friction, high-strength polymer discs slide materials dust-free through smooth stainless steel tubing, which can be routed horizontally, vertically or at any angle, through small holes in walls or ceilings, over short or long distances.
The system can be configured with single or multiple inlets that are metered and/or non-metered, and discharges that are valved or open. The cable-disc assembly is pulled through the tubing circuit by a drive wheel at one end of the circuit, and kept taut by an automatic cable tensioner at the opposite end of the circuit.