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Bulk materials handling by Screw Conveyors or Auger Conveyors

The Screw Conveyors are also known as Auger conveyors, which works on the principle of moving the materials from one place to another. They are the basic equipment for bulk material handling. A screw conveyor works on the mechanism that uses a rotating helical screw, called “flighting”, that is installed within a tube or trough, to move liquid or granular materials. They usually consist of a trough or tube containing either a spiral blade coiled around a shaft, driven at one end and held at the other called a solid shaft screw. Other types are open helix or shaftless screws driven at one end and free at the other. The rate of volume transfer is proportional to the rotation rate of the shaft. In industrial control applications the device is often used as a variable rate feeder by varying the rotation rate of the shaft to deliver a measured rate or quantity of material into a process.

The first type of screw conveyor was the Archimedes’ screw, used since ancient times to pump irrigation water, but nowadays, our industries are becoming more and more productive and advance with the help of latest machines. The positive push has improved the industrial sector. These machines carry out major operations in the industries and have helped greatly in reducing the manual workforce. They are great of help in many bulk handling industries. Nowadays, Screw conveyors are often used horizontally or at a slight incline, providing movement. They are capable of moving semi-solid materials, including food waste, wood chips, aggregates, cereal grains, animal feed, boiler ash, meat and bone meal, municipal solid waste, etc. The screw conveyors are economical as well as, it can be accommodated in small space, allows, utilizing an inclined screw conveyor for elevating or say conveying material. The angle of inclination as per rule of thumb is 45 degrees or less, otherwise the material will end up falling backwards over the flighting and not conveying to the desired destination.

Screw conveyors are versatile and one of the most reliable cost-effective to convey wide variety range of bulk material from dry free flowing to wet sluggish dewatered biosolids.

The Screw conveyors can be designed to be operative in any of the position, whether horizontal or vertical. If properly designed, it can be economical as well as, serve the purpose for many years to come uninterrupted, increasing the productivity

Bulk materials handling vertically By Bucket Elevator

The Bucket Elevator, as its name suggest, it is an arrangement of buckets to elevate material vertically.  Nowadays, the bucket elevator is in great use, its main task is to handle bulk material and elevate vertically, irrespective of whether, the material to be elevated is free flow or material with poor flow liquid consistency.

The bucket elevator requires a flat surface to be mounted on of solid concrete, The foundation should be horizontal, secure enough to give support to the installed bucket elevator in order to achieve vertical requirements. Middle and upper casing section of a higher height bucket elevator should be connected and supported well with the neighbouring building or any solid structure to give it stability. . The bucket elevators are going through continuous development, regarding shapes and sizes of buckets, head and boot profiles, manufacturing and operating specifications of the machine.

The Bucket Elevator are successfully elevating, whether it may be the  most free flowing material or material with poor flow characteristics. The rate at which, material  be elevated depends on various factors, in addition to the obvious effects of bucket design, capacity and speed.

Neo conveyors are into designing,manufacturing bucket elevators to handle bulk material without material deterioration, undisturbed until it is discharged.

Reducing Cost of Bucket Elevators

Bucket elevators are in wide use in various industrial productions. It is facilitating operation effectively increasing production, but its wrong usage is adding to the production cost.


To eliminate such un-necessary costs, we should go for the right bucket elevators keeping in mind certain essential points as given below:

  1. Type of bucket elevator – Choosing the right type, suitable for your product. Type of buckets, whether driven by chains or belts. Specific model should be bought to avoid waste of space of work.
  1. Good quality equipment – Buy a good quality bucket elevators, which may be little expensive but later you won’t have to repent for it. Bucket elevator should be equipped with standard parts of standard company also see that right material is used to manufacture the elevator. This measure is first and the foremost as it avoids unnecessary movement of machine for repairs and regular maintenance.
  1. Bucket elevator with the right efficiency. Ensure the load a machine can convey at a time, at what intervals, whether automatic or manual. Type of product to be conveyed etc. as per your requirement.
  1. Good after sales services – Buying bucket elevators from the company, who provides good after sales services keeping the users interest in mind.

Multi-functional Chain Conveyors

Multi-functional Chain Conveyor,s  do justice to its name, by serving and allowing movement, horizontally as well as vertically as per the requirement. We design ultimate durable parts which enable movement of the chain.

Chain Conveyors multiple benefits  :

  • Versatile –  They serve the purpose in most industries, big or small.
  • Multi-functional- It can be adjusted and work in conjunction with other systems and equipment.
  • Adaptable -The load can be moved up, down, in and around with ease, It can move boxes or load of various sizes.
  • Economical -Its efficient design and standardization of component parts together with complete production tooling , eliminates wearing and tearing of roller turns, traction wheels etc. resulting in reduction in cost, and thus proving economical.
  • Serve long – Expert design and development,  add to its life and functions long.
  • Low maintenance – Use of standard parts leads to low maintenance or say no maintenance.


Bucket Conveyor and it benefits

In today’s world, the latest technologies are applied in all walks of life, and this goes with the usage of bucket conveyors, also. They are number of buckets connected with each other on to a belt. They are chain driven as well as Belt driven.  They are available in different sizes, shapes and types, as per the material required to be moved, vertically. They are more popular in oil mills, mining industries, construction areas etc.

Its simplicity, has made it, really popular, in various industries, specifically in bulk material handling and in processing applications. The Bucket elevators are serving effectively,  to move both heavy and light material with ease and accuracy. The Bucket Elevators are successfully elevating, the most free flowing material, as well as material with poor flow characteristics, flowing bulk solids or powders etc.  The process of raising and lowering of material is done with the help of mechanical and hydraulic power. The buckets conveyors benefits to deal with any type of material, strong elevation, durability less power consumption,  easy transportation, lifting even in the highest location,  capacity, smooth and steady functioning etc. has proved it beneficial. The bucket elevators are trusted machines, which are economical, serves for long period of time, reduces labour cost, no interruption in transportation, all thes have made it popular and beneficial.

Keeping in mind, Neo Conveyors, are designing, such Bucket Conveyor, by giving proper shape and specific design to it. Buckets are accordingly, attached with required capacity and the speed is maintained to elevate it.. Each conveyor is unique in its own capacity  so it is specifically designed to work satisfactorily. Neo Continuous Bucket Elevators, are designed to handle products without material deterioration,  the product move undisturbed until it is discharged.

10 Important points for selection of Bucket Elevator

10 Important points for setup of Bucket Elevator

  • Type of material- bulk, heavy, free flow etc.
  • Type of product – raw material or finished product, Fragile or hard, Liquid, semi-solids etc.
  • Direction – to be moved in vertical, horizontal + vertical + horizontal ( Z Type) direction
  • Speed – Variable or fixed
  • Height – Level of Inclination
  • Weight – heavy or light, liquid or semi- solid, grains, sand, concrete etc.
  • Distance – to be maintained between the products.
  • Type of industry
  • Pulley – requirement of pulleys for transportation
  • Size – specific size of buckets to avoid over loading

conveyors manufacturer for dairy, bakery, personal hygiene, beverages, ice cream, medicines, chemical, industriesl

Neo Conveyors, specializes in designing and manufacturing of specific conveyors. It is a leading manufacturer of stainless steel, sanitary conveyors for various purposes, such as, dairy, bakery, personal hygiene, beverages, ice cream, medicines, chemical, industrial and also serving other industries, as well as others non-sanitary. Our range includes, Belt Conveyors, Screw Conveyors, Roller Conveyors, Over-head Chain Conveyors, Slatband conveyors, Bucket Conveyors, tipping hoppers, reciprocating feeders and the pneumatic Conveying of Coal and woodchips etc. Neo conveyors also deals with the repairs, maintenance of production line.

Neo Conveyor, do not differentiate between small and large manufacturers. We serve them alike, by catering to their specific requirement. We specialize in automating the production process and provide manufacturing, engineering, and technical support to enable new system build-out, modification and upgrades of existing lines and plant expansion plans.

Neo Conveyor, is a group of engineers, comprised of skilled and knowledgeable team, which has come together. Its years of honest hard work alongwith rich experience in the industry, has built Neo Conveyors to deal with various customers and providing essential knowledge and satisfaction. We try to make thing economically suitable for our valued customers.
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How to Select conveyors

Selecting  the proper conveyor system is very important for any customer.

When selecting a conveyor, here are a few things to consider:

• Does your application require the conveyor system to have inclines, declines or curves?


• Does your application need to be sanitary?

• What types of products is your application moving?

• What is the maximum weight of the products being moved?

• Does the conveyor need to operate at a certain speed?

• Will moisture be present in your application?

Economical and safely materials handling by Incline Conveyors

Incline Conveyors, like any other conveyor, serves the purpose of movement of material. They are used as independent units to move material from one level to another, provided used with gravity conveyor, for continuous flow of material from one floor to another.  They are designed for permanent installation by using pre-designed sections.

The material can be moved forward as well as backward, in both directions. The reverse direction require, help of centre drive. Incline Conveyors, requires support at the top and bottom. Maximum recommended incline is 25º.  As they are inclined, rough Top belt is used at the top.

In Incline Conveyor, the standard sections are combined to make any length required. They are normally equipped with NOSEOVER at the upper end, which enables the conveyed product to level off to horizontal position before being discharged.  This is highly desirable for cartons carrying breakables. The noseover eliminates a dropping action by the front of the carton when it reaches the top. Generally, the carton should not exceed the overall width of conveyor, but if it is wider it should have flat bottom.

Neo Conveyors, keep in mind certain facts and factors, before they go for incline conveyors. They believe in satisfaction of their customers, alongwith, the requirement and logical facts, such as :

The kind of material to be moved

Angle of incline required

Belt to be used to give perfect running

Whether, it is a short or long load, as short ones are more vulnerable to toppling.

The closer the rollers, the smoother is ride for each load, avoiding bobbling and rocking, with the help of slider bed.

Right guidance and sorting the needs to be fulfilled.

MAXIMUM INCLINES AND DECLINES: The maximum angle of incline or decline of a belt conveyor is function of:

1. Type of Belt being used.
2. The condition of the load. Angles of 35 degrees to 45 degrees are possible.  This is possible by using of cleated belt.

Benefits and uses of Bulk Material Handling Conveyors

The Bulk Material Handling Conveyors are playing a major role in various industries.  They significantly, simply work and are proving useful in the automotive, electronics, food processing, bottling, canning, packaging, scrap metal and furniture industries. 

They are getting importance due to its ability to give performance. Their load capacity is remarkable, volume transported, speed and mass flow of material. Size and shape does not matter, light or bulky material are efficiently conveyed from one place to another. Sack or a carton all are moved quickly. The Bulk Material Handling Conveyors are widely used in the warehouses and manufacturing sector.


The Bulk Material Handling Conveyors reduces the labour cost, thus, increasing the profitability. This Conveyor system can be operated through sensor technology which, eliminates the need to employ an operator. Conveyor system also come with security features that lowers the risk of accidents. The maintenance cost of these conveyors are so low, that even small warehouse and factories can go for it, easily, without incurring much cost.

The Bulk Material Handling Conveyors, can prove more beneficial for an industry, if one gets to know about the particular type of conveyor, that would be suitable for the company, keeping in consideration, the weight, shape, size and type of materials, required to be transported or trans-located.