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SEP 2017

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36 • ROCK products • September 2017 EQUIPMENT & TECHNOLOGY MATERIAL HANDLING & CONVEYING A new Flexicon flexible screw conveyor with trough hopper can receive mate- rial from multiple outlets of feeders, grinders, blenders and other process equipment. The hopper features an extended-length charging adapter that exposes 45 in. (1,143 mm) of the flexible screw rotat- ing within an inclined U-shaped trough to charge material entering the hopper at any point. The rugged inner screw is the only moving part contacting material, and is offered in numerous designs to handle both free- and non-free-flowing mate- rials including products that pack, cake or smear, with no separation of blends. As it rotates, the flexible screw self-cen- ters within the tube, providing ample clearance between the screw and tube wall to eliminate or minimize degrada- tion. Material exits the conveyor below the drive point, precluding contact with bearings or seals. The hopper is equipped with a stainless steel grate for worker safety, and to pre- vent oversized particles from entering the conveyor. Smooth, crevice-free surfaces of the screw and tube interior allow in-place flushing with water, steam or cleaning solutions through a lower clean-out cap and/or upper discharge housing. The flexible screw can also be removed through the clean-out for separate sanitizing and inspection of the poly- mer conveyor tube and stainless steel hopper, as well as the screw. Other equipment manufactured by the company includes tubular cable conveyors, pneumatic conveying sys- tems, bulk bag dischargers, bulk bag conditioners, bulk bag fillers, bag dump stations, drum/box/container dumpers, weigh batching systems and engineered plant-wide bulk handling systems with automated controls. Flexicon Corp.,, Superior's Speed Sensor Can Be Mounted on Multiple Idler Styles Superior Industries Inc. has added a new Speed Sensor to its conveyor component accessories offering. The Speed Sensor monitors the speed of a conveyor belt by producing electronic pulses interpreted by a PLC or Superior Speed Sensor module. The unit's sensors help operators con- trol conveyor shutdowns, monitor belt slippage, and trigger warning systems. Fitted for CEMA C and D idlers, Supe- rior Speed Sensors are available for belt widths ranging from 24 to 72 in. and are protected by a two-year components warranty. They can be mounted on a clean side roll, return roll or troughing wing roll. Superior Industries, Vibratory Tables From BPS Available in Flat Deck or Grid Deck Vibratory Tables manufactured by Best Process Solutions Inc. (BPS) are available in a complete line of air- or electric-powered models with load capacities to 10 tons. These versatile vibratory tables are used for settling product contents in drums, bulk bags, portable bins, bulk boxes, gaylords, lever packs, concrete, foundries and moulds. BPS vibratory tables are available in jogger tables, light duty, flat deck, grid deck, grid deck with rollers, flat deck with scale, and grid deck with scale. They are used in all of the bulk pro- cess industries including scrap metal, food, chemical, ceramics, glass, pack- aging, metal, mineral processing and pharmaceutical. BPS manufactures a complete line of custom-engineered, bulk-processing equipment and systems. With more than 100 years' combined experience, the company serves a wide variety of dry processing industries from chemicals and food to aggregates and recycling. Best Process Solutions, Flexicon Flexible Screw Conveyor Accommodates Multiple Material Sources

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