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A vertical screw conveyor conveys material upward in a vertical path. It requires less space than some other types of elevating conveyors. Vertical screw conveyor can handle most of the bulk materials provided there is no large lump. The maximum height is usually limited to 30m.

A vertical screw conveyor consists of a screw rotating in a vertical casing. The top bearing for the screw shaft must be designed to stand against radial and thrust loads. A suitable inlet port at the lower end and a discharge port at the upper end of the casing are provided. Feeding a vertical screw conveyor deserves careful consideration. Most materials are fed to the vertical conveyor by a straight or offset horizontal feeder conveyor. The ideal operation of a vertical screw conveyor is to have a controlled and uniform volume of material feeding.

Uneven feeding and start stop operation may adversely affect the performance of the vertical screw conveyor in terms of speed, capacity and horse power.

Average capacities and speeds of vertical conveyor

Nominal diameter of screw in mm

Capacities in m3/hr

Speed of screw

150

10

Up to 400 RPM

250

35

300 RPM

300

75

250 RPM

400

170

200 RPM

Vertical screw conveyors or some special design of vertical screw conveyor finds wide application in ship unloading.

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Practical experience with these conveyors has shown that the resistance factor for vertical conveyors is higher than those of the horizontal conveyors. Resistance factor λ may be taken as 5.5 to 7.5 for grains. 6.5 to 8.3 for salt.

Originally posted 2011-08-12 08:29:25.

One comment

  • dear sir/ madam

    My question is

    1. in vertical screw slippage is high
    2. whether vibration also it will work
    3. it will using batch production also (ex. 1min to discharge 1250kg cement)
    regards
    swaminathan.k

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