Screw augurs, commonly known as augur conveyors, are mechanisms that utilize flighting (a rotating screw blade), contained in a tube to move materials. In most cases, the screw augurs are positioned horizontally or at a slight gradient to move materials such as cereal grains, food waste, and semi-solid materials. The screw augurs use the Archimedes principle to move materials.
Screw augurs are constructed with a trough with a spiral blade. The blade is connected to a motor that runs it at one end. The quantity of materials that you can move using a screw augur is dependent on how fast the shaft of the system rotates. If you want to move more materials, you increase the speed of the shaft.
If the screw conveyor
is used to move the materials vertically, the overall rate decreases significantly compared to using an inclined position. To see the available screw augurs in our catalog and select the best option for your facility, make sure to visit our site.