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Who Are the Best Conveyor Manufacturers in the U.S?

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Each year we work with thousands of customers throughout the world to design and build equipment to meet their bulk material handling system needs. During the proposal process, customers will often request a list of our primary competitors. This can be a difficult question for many. There is an underlying level of protectionism and discomfort when one is asked to admit alternatives exist and to provide them a list for a customer. There is a fear the customer may ultimately purchase the material handling products and equipment from a competitor.

At Hapman, we believe competition is healthy, though. We want to be recognized as a global leader within the industry, and a great way to improve our company is to compete with other high-quality conveyor systems manufacturers.

We strive to provide the best and most complete information on all topics related to bulk food handling and material handling systems and their movements. As educated consumers, you deserve to have all the available information about the capital products and equipment purchase you will make and the company you will purchase from. Contact us today for more information about any of the many different products we offer.

Hapman’s Primary Competitors for Conveyor Systems

Transporting bulk material can be done using a variety of methods. There are many different types of conveyors; screw conveyors, belt conveyors, pneumatic conveyors (dense, dilute/pressure or vacuum); roller conveyors, drag chain, bucket elevators, etc. For each type of conveyor, there are hundreds of conveyor manufacturers in the United States and North America to select from. To simplify, we will focus only on the companies with which we compete on a regular basis for the handling of bulk materials within a process environment.

The following is a list of primary competitors for bulk materials handling conveyors in the United States and North America:

  • Spiroflow Systems: Monroe, NC. Provides flexible screw conveyors, cable conveyors, bulk bag equipment and robotic automation.
  • Flexicon: Bethlehem, PA. A conveyor manufacturer of flexible screw conveyors, cable conveyors, pneumatic equipment and bulk bag handling equipment.
  • NBE (National Bulk Equipment): Holland, MI. Specializes in bulk bag equipment with the addition of flexible screw conveyors.
  • Modern Process Equipment: Chicago, IL. Has primarily been recognized for their grinding equipment, but in the last couple of years has been providing tubular drag conveyors to the coffee industry and others.

We provide this information in good faith and also because we have complete confidence in our engineering and manufacturing capabilities and in the strength of our customer-centric brand. We’ve used many of the top manufacturing technologies available today, and we think you’ll see why we’re confident in our capabilities when you do business with us.

This is not to say we never make mistakes. But if we do, we make them right. Henry Hapman invented and patented the Tubular Drag Chain Conveyor in 1945, and for over 70 years we have built upon his innovative and problem-solving spirit to deliver the right equipment for the job at hand.

Hapman’s Types of Conveyor Systems

Hapman proudly offers four different types of conveying systems, including:

Helix Flexible Screw Conveyor

The Helix Flexible Screw Conveyor is the industry’s most versatile, effective and simple conveying method. Batch, intermittent and continuous conveying is made easy with Helix. You’ll have the ability to move bulk material horizontally or vertically, and a single moving part means minimal maintenance is involved.

Vacuum Conveyor Systems

Hapman’s vacuum conveyors allow for an effective method of moving fine powders, granulated materials, capsules and other small particles in an enclosed, hygienic manner. We have some of the top conveyor systems, including many that range from small, portable units to vacuum conveyors large enough for transport in bulk bag unloading, dosing, and batch feeding of process tanks, mixers, and other process equipment.

Tubular Drag Conveyors

Hapman’s service offers custom-built tubular drag conveying system solutions that can move some of the toughest products up to hundreds of feet: from hardened steel shot to bacon grease waste, from fishmeal and bones to explosive materials. This top conveyor system will check more of your boxes than any other. For over 70 years, our tubular drag conveyors have moved everything from A to Z, in markets that are nearly as many and varied as the materials themselves.

Drag Conveyors

Hapman’s drag conveyors can move materials over distances ranging from 20 to 200 feet or more. They come with the industry’s most durable chain conveyor and are built with an exclusive and cutting edge drop-forged, case-hardened formula that produces a hard exterior coupled with a softer, malleable core.

Contact Hapman for Bulk Material Handling Conveyors

We ultimately believe you will enjoy working with us, and we look forward to the opportunity to support your next bulk material handling project. Hapman is one of the top conveyor manufacturers in the country and provides high-quality industrial applications to a variety of different industries.

We have a 98.9 success rate on custom-tailored equipment, which is why we’re the first choice for thousands of companies nationwide. There’s a reason why Hapman equipment is still operating in the field after 35 years. For more information about how we can help your company grow and thrive, contact Hapman today.