Flexible Screw Conveyors, also known as Flexible Auger Conveyors, Flexible Spiral Conveyors and helical conveyors, are ideal for conveying powders, flakes, grain and granular dry bulk solids from sack tip stations and storage hoppers, bins and silos. Flexible conveyors are very popular within the bulk handling industry, especially sought after for food, pharmaceutical, chemical and plastic applications. They are relatively low maintenance, easy to clean, suitable for both free-flowing and non-free-flowing materials and highly versatile in design. For example, they can be designed with multiple discharge points, convey material in any direction, such as vertically, horizontally, and at an angle, and can be routed around fixed obstacles and from one room to another. The configurations are endless.
Flexible conveyors consist of a helical spiral inside a plastic tube, usually UHMWPE (ultra-high molecular weight polyethene) or PEEK (Polyetheretherketone), alongside a motor or motor gearbox combination. The steel spiral rotates within the conveyor tube, creating a directional force which moves the material from the infeed end to the discharge outlet. The throughput rate can vary from a few kilos to many tonnes per hour and is determined by several factors, such as the conveyor’s angle of incline, the dimensions of the conveyor tube and the spirals size, rotational speed and profile type. For example, larger spirals and tubes, in conjunction with higher RPMs produce a larger throughput. Opposed to a smaller spiral and tube combination, together with lower gearbox RPMs, will decrease the throughput range.
If you are looking for flexible screw conveyor spare parts, you’re in the right place. At Augers UK, we offer premium quality spiral augers (also known as flex augers), manufactured in either carbon steel or stainless steel, and heavy-duty UHMWPE (Ultra high molecular weight polyethene) conveyor tubing. UHMWPE is the go-to choice for many food processing and bulk handling businesses due to its easy-clean, waterproof, exceptionally high-abrasion, and impact-resistant qualities.
At Augers UK, we understand the importance of versatility; therefore, we supply conveyor tubes and spirals in various lengths and diameters, with bespoke sizes available upon request. In addition, our conveyor spirals are also available in numerous profile shapes to suit a wide range of applications. The spiral profile is crucial in how the product is transported and is determined by the material being handled. We manufacture spirals in five profile types, round, flat, centre shaft, bevelled and square. Most materials will convey using a simple round-section spiral; however, some materials require an alternative shape.
For over twenty years, Augers UK has worked hard to dispel the myth that only the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) can supply spares for their equipment. We offer direct replacement tubes and spiral for other makes of flexible screw conveyors with a 100% guarantee and at sensible prices. Consequently, our client list has dramatically expanded, supplying spares to medium and large enterprises, with household brands and ‘blue chip’ companies amongst them.
At Augers UK, our conveyor spiral and tubing is designed with the OEM in mind, ensuring full compatibility with all Flexible Spiral Conveyors, with many sizes ready for immediate despatch. If you have any queries or would like more information, call (0)1282 777566 to speak to an engineer who can advise you on the most suitable replacement components and possible improvements to maximise your process.