Screw conveyors are pieces of industrial equipment used to move products or materials from one place to another.

These brilliant inventions are often used with dry materials and come in a few different designs. This is because they can be used in such a massive range of industries.

These industries include:

  • Pet food
  • Plastics
  • Soap
  • Laundry detergent
  • Wood processing
  • Chemicals
  • Environmental tech
  • Cement production
  • Lime and gypsum
  • Mining

In this article, we’ll focus on the benefits of the Centreless Screw Conveyor. Firstly, what it is and then moving on to the attributes which make it so brilliant.

Let’s go!

What Is A Centreless Screw Conveyor?

A Centreless Screw Conveyor is a screw conveyor without the shaft in the centre of the screw.

This design is recommended for moving products such as:

  • Sewage
  • Grit and Screenings
  • Waste Materials
  • Food Waste
  • Factory By-Products

It has so many benefits and plus sides, especially when considering the health and safety considerations of the above materials.

What Are The Benefits?

The benefits of the Centreless Screw Conveyor are as follows:

  • Low Maintenance – Due to the simplicity of the design, there is very little about this piece of machinery which needs upkeep. The mechanisms may need oiling once in a while, and they will need cleaning depending on the material being conveyed. Still, otherwise, it is very self-sufficient.
  • Longevity – Again, the simplicity of the design makes very little space for malfunction. This machine will last for years and years if it is treated well.
  • No Spillages – The lack of shaft in the screw means more space in the tube cavity for material to be conveyed. This means more material can be moved, thus boosting efficiency; secondly, spillages are minimized to an almost non-existent level.
  • Health and Safety – The tube housing the screw is closed. This means that any toxic materials or hazardous chemicals which need to be conveyed are contained. This makes staffing so much easier as health and safety precautions are in place.

So, Are You Interested?

Are you looking to maximize efficiency and minimize waste? Let us help you! At the Wrights Dowson Group, we offer support and guidance for those looking for industrial equipment for product conveyance.

If you would like to know more, please don’t hesitate to contact us via email or, alternatively, check out our webpage.