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Drag Conveyors
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.
Drag Conveyors are available in two basic designs:
  • Round Bottom Housing - identified by the U-Trough housing and generally used for agricultural industries.
  • Flat Bottom Housing - identified by the square or rectangular housing and generally used for industries other than agricultural.
Each of these designs are used to convey bulk materials according to their unique characteristics. Drag Conveyors by design are able to convey product with little to no product degradation, this is important when you have bulk materials that are pelletized or you wish to maintain the integrity of the product. Round bottom drags typically do a better job when it comes to a thorough clean out of product at the discharge point. Our experienced Sales and Engineering staff are waiting and prepared to help you with all your material handling equipment needs.