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conveying & weighing equipment size reduction technology Spiroflow’s top-notch testing steers customers in right direction Very few people would buy a new car without a test drive, or a house without at least one visit and evaluation. So why would a manufacturer make a significant investment in new capital machinery without having the chance to test it? Spiroflow Ltd – renowned for its unrivalled product range and superior standards of customer service – is one of the few suppliers of conveying and weighing equipment to offer a full state of the art testing process prior to purchase. Spiroflow believes that customers should have complete confidence in the efficiency of their new systems, regardless of the level of investment. The world-leading manufacturer of conveying and weighing systems actively encourages customers, old and new, to use the fully equipped test centre at its Lancashire site before purchasing any of its Flexible Screw Conveyors, Aero Mechanical Conveyors, Conveyor Tubular Cable and Chain Drag Conveyors, Vacuum Conveyors, Bulk Bag Dischargers, Bulk Bag Fillers or Ingredients Handling and Weighing Systems. Whether the equipment is required for efficiently conveying food ingredients such as flour, cereals and coffee granules or accurately controlling the flow of materials for the chemical and water treatment sectors, high quality testing facilities like those at Spiroflow can reassure customers that the systems they are planning to invest in will provide optimum performance and offer value for money. Spiroflow says that carrying out thorough throughput and degradation trials using its conveying, bulk bag filling and discharging technology - replicating the client’s working conditions including temperature and humidity - can iron out any flaws and ensure each system will meet requirements. Spiroflow works closely with the customer on the testing, sharing the results for analysis and, if necessary, conducting follow-up tests. Offering this outstanding level of customer service is part and parcel of the Spiroflow experience and is one of the reasons why companies in the food, chemicals and process industries return again and again to Spiroflow for their filling, discharging and conveying needs. Spiroflow’s After Sales Manager, Jeanette Carter, explained: “We offer a comprehensive testing and installation facility because we want to make sure the client is buying the right equipment for the product. Once we have a guideline from the customer, a dedicated test engineer will set up the trial in accordance with those requirements. He will also make additional recommendations if he believes it will improve the process. “For example, if we set up a system with a spiral conveyor and the product is smearing or sticking to the tube wall, we can change the profile of the spiral to achieve the result the customer is looking for and the throughput requirement that they are aiming for as well. We can monitor changes to bulk density during conveying or assess the effect of conveying at very steep angles. Obviously we are also careful to ensure safe working practice and satisfy COSHH and ATEX regulations.” The company’s technical and engineering expertise has led to it developing an international reputation for an unrivalled range of products with state-of-the-art control systems. Underpinning this high quality equipment is Spiroflow’s willingness to invest in a modern testing facility as part of its first-class customer support. To learn more about ‘Spiroflow’ Flexible Screw Conveyors, Aero Mechanical Conveyors, Tubular Cable and Chain Drag Conveyors, Vacuum Conveyors, Bulk Bag Dischargers, Bulk Bag Fillers or Ingredients Handling and Weighing Systems visit their website at www.spiroflow.com or call them on +44 (0) 1200 422525 to discuss your specific requirements. crushing & grinding LOOKING FOR BESPOKE MACHINES? WHY NOT TRY GLEN CRESTON! LEADERS IN SIZE REDUCTION TECHNOLOGY For preparation of larger laboratory samples or for light industrial applications, Glen Creston offers a range of ‘bespoke’ machines that can cope with higher throughputs whilst still producing reasonable small particle sizes. From our Jaw crusher, for primary sample breakage prior to further processing, to the McCrone Mill, which will grind to analytical fineness, these machines can cope with a wide range of materials from rocks to edible grains. Glen Creston also manufactures special machines for sample processing production needs. These machines are designed for processing anything from small samples to larger scale continuous flows for industrial applications. The Roller Crusher Mill is one machine from our range of laboratory and pilot scale/ light industrial equipment. Glen Creston have improved the design and function of the Roller Crusher: • It can be supplied with a new control box with PLC which allows remote monitoring and control of the crusher in process applications. • The largest single shaft unit is now 800mm long by 500mm wide internally and designed for crushing lump coal up to 250mm. High temperature versions are available for crushing power station ash at up to 250 degrees centigrade • This rugged, slow-running mill is equipped with either a single or double  roller shafts fitted with crushing cams which rotate between crushing and stripping combs. Different shaped crushing elements are available depending on material. This machine is particularly suitable for de-agglomeration of materials from sacks or silos, pre-crushing softer minerals and for granulating coarse lumpy, caked or compacted materials. Features include: • Robust construction • Minimal maintenance • Compact design allows retro-fitting into existing process lines. • Parts easily removed for maintenance/repair Suitable for: • Pigments and Resin • Food and Pharmaceutical • Coal • Waste materials and Ash • Minerals OPERATING PRINCIPLE /CONSTRUCTION The wear resistant steel crushing cams are mounted on the roller shaft in staggered positions, accurately spaced so that they pass between the crushing and stripping combs which are mounted laterally on opposite sides of the inner housing. For further information on Glen Creston ‘bespoke’ equipment please contact E-mail: enquiries@glencreston.com Tel: +44 (0) 208 545 9140 Web: www.glencreston.com CROSS BEATER MILL in laboratory and production areas This compact yet powerful mill is designed for crushing and grinding all types of materials up to the mediumhard range within a variety of industries, including construction, environmental, mineral, chemical, agricultural and ceramic. The mill is available with a variety of options including chamber and door linings in cast iron, chrome steel or stainless steel, beater arms in cast iron or stainless steel and beater tips in chrome steel, stainless steel and low chrome. OPERATING PRINCIPLE - The material passes from the A versatile mill for universal use hopper into the grinding chamber where it is pulverised between the hard grooved door and chamber linings. Added impact is provided by the tips of the three rotating beater arms. Interchangeable screens determine the final particle size. CONSTRUCTION - The housing is of heavy duty cast iron. The grinding chamber lining and door lining are available in cast iron, chrome steel and stainless steel. Beater arms come in cast iron and stainless steel. Beater tips are available in chrome steel, stainless steel and low chrome. Cast iron is very hard, and most frequently used. Chrome steel is usually selected for grinding abrasive materials. Stainless steel is used for applications demanding improved chemical resistance, as well as for food and pharmaceutical applications. Fitted with 1.1kW brake motor; starter and overload safety cut out plus door safety switch. • Maximum Feed Size: 10 mm • Final Sample Size: (depending on material) down to 50 microns • Throughput: 200g batches up to 50Kg/h • Dimensions: W600mm x D700mm x H1150mm • Gross Weight (with stand) 80kg For more information about Glen Creston products please contact: E-mail: enquiries@glencreston.com Tel: +44 (0) 208 545 9140 Web: www.glencreston.com Process Industry Inforem r October-November 2013 45


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