Screw conveyors play an extremely important role in the bulk handling and food processing industries. At first glance, screw conveyors might seem simple. That’s because they’re a fairly basic piece of equipment, designed to move product with an auger shaft. However, an unreliable screw conveyor can slow down your operations, cost you a lot of money, and even injure your employees. For those reasons and more, it’s important to invest in a quality product. Read on to find out how EnSight Solutions’s screw conveyor components are carefully designed to be safe, sanitary, and long lasting.
Screw Conveyor Components
First things first: Keeping your equipment clean and sanitary is especially important in the food processing industry. That’s why, at EnSight Solutions, we build each screw conveyor out of 304 stainless steel. 304 stainless steel is extremely durable. It’s able to withstand extensive cleaning, hot water, and anything else that might be necessary to keep your equipment clean and sanitary.
Simple, Sanitary Design
We design our screw conveyors as simply as possible. That’s because simple design makes equipment easy to clean and maintain. First, we build all of our equipment with continuous welds to keep bacteria from finding sneaky hiding places. Additionally, we blast our screw conveyors with glass beads for a smooth finish that makes cleaning a cinch. Finally, we install clean-out holes in each conveyor for easy sanitizing.
Infeed and Trough Features
Now, on to productivity. Our screw conveyors offer several standard infeed and trough features for maximum efficiency:
- A thrust bearing at the infeed end, designed to support heavy loads
- A 10-gauge formed trough to hold maximum product
- A discharge chute, which helps funnel the product efficiently
- A hanger bearing at the discharge end, designed for maximum support
Built-In Safety Features
Screw conveyors are common appliances in manufacturing facilities. However, like any piece of heavy-duty equipment, screw conveyors can easily cause accidents or injuries, especially if they’re improperly manufactured or installed. That’s why, at EnSight Solutions, each of our machines features a hinged lid with a safety interlock to keep your employees injury-free. Additionally, your operators don’t have to worry about losing control of the machine: Each screw conveyor is equipped with Allen Bradley components, which give your operators full control. Finally, you can add on several customizable safety features including a welded safety grate that can be placed on the infeed hopper.
If our default screw conveyor components don’t fit your needs, let us know. At EnSight Solutions, we have the tools to make your facility as efficient and safe as possible. Often, that starts with creating a customized screw conveyor based on your goals and facility needs. As a result, when it comes to customizable screw conveyor features, there are a variety of options:
- Custom flight diameters and lengths to allow your operators to control the product flow rate
- Adjustable feet to fit the size of your facility
- Adjustable conveyor incline
- Customizable operating voltages, which ensures the safety of your employees
- Optional portable design, allowing you to use the screw conveyor anywhere in your facility
Are you currently hunting for a new screw conveyor? Look no further than EnSight Solutions. At EnSight Solutions, we specialize in designing and manufacturing the finest food processing and material handling equipment for the meat, poultry, and seafood industries. To acquire a new screw conveyor for your facility, contact your state’s EnSight Solutions sales specialist, send a message to email@example.com, or give us a call at 1-855-736-2195. The EnSight team has over 100 years of combined experience in the food processing industry. We’d love to collaborate with you on your next piece of equipment!