The Wrights Dowson Group is the leading manufacturer of screw conveyors in the UK. We provide U trough screw conveyors to various industries to streamline the manufacturing process through bulk handling.

There are many different types of conveyors. In this article, we’re taking a look at U-trough screw conveyors. What are they, when are they used, and what is so special about their design?

What Are U-Trough Screw Conveyors?

U Trough Screw Conveyors are a common type of screw conveyors. They are bulk handling equipment that can convey a wide range of material from one part of a plant to another, saving man-hours and automating the process.

As the name suggests, U Trough Screw Conveyors consist of a U-shaped trough in which a shafted or shaftless screw moves the product along. The material can flow openly, or the conveyor can have a lid protecting it from contamination. Even then, the cover can be made of glass and allow operators to watch the material.

This ensures that your staff can consistently provide a high-quality product and that no build-ups or obstructions occur. It also means that u-trough screw conveyors can be paired with sampling systems that take a sample out of the free-flowing material to assess quality and consistency.

The set-up makes U trough conveyors suited to horizontal or slightly angled applications. For vertical conveyance, more enclosed systems are typically installed.

U-Trough Screw Conveyors are commonly used for powders and free-flowing materials. Examples of applications include:

  • Flours and Cosmetics
  • Animal feed, cereals and grain, pet food
  • Cement, lime, plaster or other mining products

Benefits of U Trough Screw Conveyors

U Trough Conveyors can be designed to meet your specifications. Here are just some of the benefits you can gain by adding a screw conveyor to your firm.

  • U Trough Screw Conveyors are easy to clean, maintain and assemble.
  • They work at different speeds and capacities to suit your workflow.
  • You can get screw conveyors with multiple inlets and outlets or the ability to manually adjust the speed of the material.
  • Fully contained screw conveyors can protect the product from contamination and make the workplace safer by not allowing toxic materials to enter the air.

Find the Perfect U Trough Screw Conveyor for Your Application

At the Wrights Dowson Group, we use the latest CAD and 3D modelling software to design screw conveyors precisely to your specifications. We work closely with you to ensure the final design matches all of your requirements and includes modern and effective features to streamline your workflow.

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