Choosing from a range of bulk transport techniques, solids can be transported from A to B for further processing or production.
There are various mechanical and pneumatic systems for transporting solids. You probably know them: belt conveyors, disc conveyors, vibrating conveyors, elevators, aero-mechanical conveyors, spiral conveyors, vacuum conveyors and overpressure conveyors. Which of these or other solutions is most suitable depends on the product, the space available, and the environment.
Every method of transport has its advantages and disadvantages. Systems based on air flows, for example, are effective and efficient, but are usually only suitable for the internal transport of easy-to-move powders and, perhaps, granulates. Conveyor belts are a relatively cheap solution, but they do carry the risk of misalignment, spillage (outlet side), malfunctions and costly repairs.
|Belt conveyors||Cup conveyors||Pneumatic conveyors||Screw conveyors|
|Up to 20°||All angles||All angles||All angles|
|Energy efficient||Energy efficient||Energy inefficient||Energy efficient|
|Hard to clean||Hard to clean||Easy to clean||Easy to clean|
|Frequent maintenance||Frequent maintenance||Low maintenance||Low maintenance|
The range of Van Beek screw conveyors can transport almost all types of solids internally, up to an angle of 90 degrees. Transporting materials over longer distances is also possible, with our turnkey projects which demonstrate how screw conveyors can be fully matched to each other and to the process.
Hygienic screw conveyors, with or without CIP (cleaning in place), will prevent microbial growth. Van Beek screw conveyors are frequently used in the food, pharma and chemical sectors, for transporting, for example, (baby) milk powder and starch powder, dosing sugar, transporting meat, chocolate powder and adding salts. Take a look at our Hypreme products with their special focus on hygiene.
With our tube conveyors, trough screw conveyors and shaftless conveyors, you can transport bulk goods without emitting product into the machine’s surroundings. This is important, for example, with explosion-sensitive, toxic or valuable products such as flour, milk powder, gold dust, cobalt powder or crop protection products. The Van Beek closed screw conveyors have been specially designed with this in mind.
Thermal transport with our Celsius screw heat exchangers that are tailored to your specific requirements: Van Beek can make it happen. During transport, you can cool, heat, maintain temperature or dry materials such as fibreglass, sand and bitumen and products such as cocoa powder, egg shells or raw materials for muesli bars.