One of the most basic questions we at Hapman are often asked is: How much does a Flexible Screw Conveyor cost? We wish it were that simple. Just like purchasing a car, you have many options to sort through and select which ones are best for you. For your conveyor application you face the same dilemma as we work with you to sort through the myriad of options which will work best with your particular material and process. Just about every application we see has its own nuances and requirements, so being able to provide a cost that covers the full spectrum of conveyor sizes, material of construction, and numerous options is almost impossible.
Choosing the right conveyor with the correct features and options is critical to ensure that you receive maximum performance with minimum maintenance. Unfortunately, some people only focus on the initial price, thinking that … “all flexible screw conveyors are the same”, with the sole goal of finding the cheapest conveyor, thereby sacrificing low-maintenance, quality, and warranty which inevitably leads to regret.
So, what does a Flexible Screw Conveyor cost? Let’s start with the sizes available. Below is a chart of the standard conveyor sizes and the base costs for each. Several notes on these costs: 1) these are based upon base 304 SS with UHMW poly casing, 8 cu/ft. 304 SS hopper, 304 SS Drive Box and discharge, and a TEFC motor. 2) the cost is based upon a discharge height of 10 ft at a 45° angle.
|15-45 cfh||30-70 cfh||60-240 cfh||120-360 cfh||120-600 cfh||360-1,800 cfh|
Now, let’s look at just a few of the basic options which can be added to the above base conveyor.
Agitators – used for helping the material flow into the auger (see available auger types). Many materials may be sluggish and not feed well, even with vibration. For those where additional flow assistance is required.
Vibrator – electric or air operated device mounted on the hopper to apply periodic vibration to help the material flow – $700
Level Sensors – mounted in the feed hopper (many times two are required) – $700 each
Stainless Steel Casing – in lieu of the standard UHMW poly casing – $480
Portable Base – carbon steel construction with controls mounted and wired – $3,200
Controls – from Fixed Speed with pushbuttons to Variable Speed drives – $2,400-$4,400
Support Mast – bolts to grade level – $1,300 mild steel, $1,978 stainless steel
As you can see the costs can vary greatly based upon the customization required. When you come to us for a proposal we will ask a lot of questions and thoroughly examine each option to make sure that what we are proposing for you will provide the best possible service for your unique application, at the lowest possible cost – resulting in success for your project. See some of our applications.