When elevating “Free-Flowing” materials, especially if there are any heating or cooling operations to be done, a spiral elevator provides the perfect solution. Using the smallest of footprints the spiral elevator will lift products and provide a controlled feed to the next process equipment. Using a unique vibrating action, products of all types (including liquids and fine powders) will revolve up the machine and out of the top.
Heating or cooling elements can be added under each flight to allow your product to go through temperature changes whilst transporting, saving time and space over other options.
- Easy to clean, can withstand steam cleaning
- No moving parts, suitable for close contact with operators
- Small foot-print
- Can incorporate heating or cooling elements
- Simple maintenance and Podmores' 'strong build' as standard
- Mild steel, 304 and 316 stainless steel options
Podmores vibratory linear feeders come tuned to get the best possible performance for your product. All products handle slightly differently and we use our 80 years of experience to get your vibratory linear feeder running evenly over the whole width. This makes our vibratory linear feeders excellent for feeding into other processes where you need to ensure a continuous supply of your product.
Podmores vibratory linear feeders use only a high-end epoxy fiberglass composite laminate material to provide the best performance. These springs have major advantages over coil springs such as increased life span, no gaps to get fingers stuck in, less noise. When stopping the machine, laminated springs also provide almost no 'wobble' whereas coil springs will continue to move in the path they were vibrating until they come to a natural stop.
Podmores use the correct material for your product. As standard mild steel is used throughout but you can select stainless steel contact parts or a complete stainless steel machine. You can select from a wide range of finishing options, including micron finished suitable for extremely fine powders.
The electromagnetic coil is placed in a sealed housing which increases its performance, protects it and ensures the highest level of safety for operators. Coils come in a variety of voltages and power options to suit your requirements.
As standard a Podmores Smart Controller is used which allows you full control over the operation of the vibratory linear feeder. The controller is IP54 rated and can be configured for different voltages. When you need more control Podmores can supply complete control systems for your entire production line, giving you a centralised control point for every machine. We can also provide our vibratory linear feeders without controls or ready to be used by your existing equipment.
Podmores vibratory linear feeders can be manufactured for ATEX zones. Please get in touch to discuss your particular application and ATEX requirements.
Adding a hopper to the beginning of a spiral elevator allows you to easily fill the machine by hand and means there is always a supply of product for the elevator. Fill them up with product and leave them to unload.
Spiral elevators are often combined in our automated systems when we need to raise product up for multi-height processes or load machinery. See how your automated requirements can be solved by looking at our automated systems page.