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Drag Slat Conveyors

Drag conveyors are a great complement to screw conveyors and belt conveyors and a requirement of many bulk material handling applications. Drag conveyors can be used to meter or transfer bulk materials from one process to another. The compact and versatile design allows drag conveyors to fit almost any plant layout.

Drag Conveyors are one of the most energy efficient ways to convey bulk materials over, under and around other equipment when space is limited. They require less horsepower to convey a product than most other conveying equipment.

In most cases, the bulk material enters the conveyor through a by-pass inlet to allow the product to fill the lower portion of the housing without contacting the chain and flights on the return rail. Once the materials have entered the bottom housing they are conveyed en-masse between vertical UHMW paddles sliding across a UHMW liner to the discharge point.

Advantages of Drag Conveyors

  • Ideal For Handling Dry, Free-Flowing Materials
  • Materials Are Static and Move En-Masse By Paddles or Chain
  • Minimal Product Degradation During Conveying
  • Require Less Horsepower Than Other Types of Conveyors