Through chain conveyor VS. Tube chain conveyors

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Schrage Applications Technology Comparison Through chain conveyor

Through chain conveyor

Advantages of trough chain conveyors

  • The inlets can be wider; advantageous in case of products that flow poorly

Advantages of tube chain conveyors

  • Design with almost no dead space
  • Fewer blockades with granulate material; particularly in the case of vertical and inclined bulk material handling
  • Clients can obtain suitable DIN pipes and flanges themselves anywhere in the world
  • Quiet due to low friction
  • Gentler handling with a fewer grain destruction and less wear
  • Lower operational and energy costs
  • Double mantle for heating and cooling conveyors of advantage
  • asy cleaning before product change
  • Flame propagation proof and pressure shock resistant conveyor system
  • 3D layout
Request for tube chain conveyor

Trough chain conveyor

Trough chain conveyors are continuous conveyors in which the material being handled is conveyed by a chain with flights inside a trough (without any agitation). The cross-sectional area of the material being conveyed is considerably larger than the flights. Trough chain conveyors can be used for both horizontal and vertical conveyance applications.

The principle according to which bulk materials are conveyed in trough chain conveyors rests on the different internal and outer frictional forces at work. If the bulk material’s internal friction (and therefore the pulling force exerted by the chain) is greater than the outer frictional forces between the bulk material and the trough wall, the material being conveyed will be moved forward.

Trough chain conveyors feature the following important components:

  • A conveyor chain with the corresponding flights (skeletal or solid)

  • A conveyor trough with redirecting and drive stations

The advantages of trough chain conveyors include their simple and sturdy construction, the fact that they require little space, and simple feeding and discharge points, their enclosed design, and the fact that they are safe in case of an explosion.

However, a high level of wear and the deficient emptying of residues in vertical position constitute disadvantages worth mentioning.

Often used in the following industries

Engineering, construction, as well as research
Mineral and construction material industry
Coal industry
Plastics and rubber industry
Power industry
Animal feedstuff industry
Timber industry
Metal industry
Chemical and pharmaceutical industry
Disposal, recycling, and environmental industry
Food industry

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