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HELIX® Flexible Screw Conveyor

Hapman’s Helix® Flexible Screw Conveyors move material from one point to another using the industry’s most versatile, effective and simple conveying method

Batch, intermittent and continuous conveying made easy with Helix. Move bulk material horizontally or vertically. A single moving part means minimal maintenance.


MODELS

Standard

  • Conveniently convey bulk material up to 25 cfm.
  • Exclusive T-handle couplings allow conveyor to be disassembled in minutes for cleaning and maintenance.
  • Quick-Ship (ship in 48 hours) available in 3”, 4” and 5” diameter sizes.


Portable Helix

  • Up to 8” diameter Helix.
  • Exclusive T-handle couplings allow conveyor to be disassembled in minutes for cleaning and maintenance.
  • The largest selection of auger styles to provide you with optimum performance.
  • Portable base which allows you to move from process to process, replacing multiple conveyors.
  • Discharge heights up to 12 ft.

Hi/Lo Helix Flexible Screw Conveyors

  • 3 phase linear actuator allows operator to easily lower the conveyor for cleaning and/or maintenanceHi/Lo Helix Flexible Screw Conveyor | Hapman.com
  • Provides for extremely quick cleaning in between batches.  Can be disassembled and the reassembled in less than 5 minutes.
  • Keeps workers at ground level, not on ladders or lifts.
  • Increases production time with quick changeovers.
  • Exclusive T-handle couplings allow conveyor to be disassembled in minutes for cleaning and maintenance.
  •  Wheels provide portability to move between processes or to cleaning room.
  • Discharge heights up to 12 ft.

SEE HI/LO HELIX DETAILS IN THE VIDEO BELOW!


Sanitary and FDA/USDA Compliant Helix Flexible Screw Conveyors

USDA (Dairy Grading)

  • Complies with FDA and USDA conveying and cleaning guidelines to keep your facility regulation compliant.
  • 150 – 180 grit finish on all contact areas
  • Dismantles quickly and without tools with the quick-release Tri-Clamp connectors 

Certificate of Acceptance for compliance with USDA GUIDLEINES FOR THE SANITARY DESIGNAND FABRICATION OF DAIRY PROCESSING EQUIPMENTor applicable 3-A SANITARY STANDARDS


OPTIONS

  • Hopper Mounted Agitators designed to assist the flow of difficult materials, or ones that tend to bridge.
Pin Style
Ribbon Style
  • UMHW Polyethylene hopper and drive box available
  • Air Pads

  • Hopper Mounted Vibrators

  • Largest auger selection available

  • Largest auger selection available


LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR HELIX FLEXIBLE SCREW CONVEYORS

The Best Value in Bulk Material Handling

Hapman Auger for Helix Flexible Screw Conveyor

Engineered for batch, intermittent and continuous conveying of bulk materials. Flexible screw conveyors are an economical solution for conveying powders, crystals, pellets, friable material, flakes, granules and much more.

Convey horizontally or vertically with a flexible outer tubing and auger that allow for easy maneuvering into elevated hoppers and bending around obstacles.

Fewer components minimize maintenance. The simple operation of a helicoid screw rotating inside a fixed tube keeps costs low, reliability high.

Rugged construction. Though not recommended, the Helix’s standard stainless steel construction can stand up to a continuous flow of abrasive materials (carbon steel and polyethylene models are also available).

Convey materials over distances up to 80 ft (24.4 m) and discharge heights up to 40 ft (12.2 m). An optional mobile base provides a discharge height of 12 ft (3.66 m).

Easy to clean. Flexible screw conveyors can be disassembled in 5 minutes for thorough washdowns.


Versatile, economical conveying systems shipped in 48 hours

Quick-Ship Ships in 2 Days or Less! | Hapman.comWe designed our Hapman Helix Flexible Screw Conveyors to provide customers with an economical conveying method that can be used for most types of dry material handling applications. Best of all, Hapman Helix Flexible Screw Conveyors can be selected, ordered, and shipped in 48 hours or less with our Quick Ship program (applies to standard Helix Flexible Screw Conveyors only).


OPERATION

Helix Flexible Screw Conveyor Operation

Flexible screw conveyor operation begins when product enters the sealed tube as the auger rotates (the shape, design style, size, and length of the auger are factors selected for each specific bulk material handling application). Flexible screw conveyors are typically mounted to a hopper for easy loading of material. A single motor drives the auger rotation, which pulls the material through the enclosed tube. The helicoid design of the auger effectively conveys a wide range of materials from powder, to granular, to larger particles. The Hapman Helix a good conveying option when your application requires:

  • Low cost
  • Low maintenance
  • Capacity ranging from 15 ft3/hr to 1800 ft3/hr
  • Gentle product handling

  • Easy cleanability
  • Total containment
  • Dust-free operation
  • Constant remixing

 


FEATURES | OPTIONS | SPECS

Flexible Screw Conveyor Features

 

  • Flexible screw conveyors economically convey bulk powders and solids up to 25 cfm (.708cmm)
  • Exclusive T-handle couplings allow conveyor to be disassembled in minutes for cleaning and maintenance
  • Quick Release options (Inlet Clamp, Agitator Design with Air Purge Seal, Discharge T Handle and Drive Box) allow for easy cleaning and product changeover
  • Fits under low ceilings

 

Helix Flexible Screw Conveyor Quick Release Inlet Clamp | Hapman.com

Quick Release Inlet Clamp

Quick Release Discharge T Handle and Drive Box for Helix Flexible Screw Conveyor | Hapman.com

Quick Release Discharge T Handle and Drive Box

Quick Release Agitator Design for Helix Flexible Screw Conveyor | Hapman.com

Quick Release Agitator Design with Air Purge Seal

Helix Flexible Screw Conveyor is Designed to Fit Under Low Ceilings | Hapman.com

Fits Under Low Ceilings

Flexible Screw Conveyor Options

Hapman offers a wide range of auger styles and sizes to fit in flexible screw conveyor casings 2-8” in diameter (5.08-20.32 cm). Each auger is specifically engineered to effectively move product depending on material type and operating conditions. Our application and engineering team will work with you to determine the best auger for your application.

 

  • Flat Wire: Works well with fine powders; provides the highest conveyor capacity
  • Bevel Edge: Use to transport sticky material
  • Heavy-Duty Square: For heavy, abrasive material
  • Round Wire: Best for granular materials such as salt or sugar
View or different auger sizes to fit in flexible screw conveyor casings | Hapman.com

A wide range of conveying options and layouts

Our Helix Flexible Screw Conveyors are available with a several options for easy implementation into specific plant applications. Food grade, dairy grade, stainless steel hopper, TEFC motors, and portable units are available upon request. The Helix is available in many configuration types.

 

Additional Detailed Options

Mobile base lets you use one conveyor in multiple locations | Hapman.com

Mobile base lets you use one conveyor in multiple locations

Ribbon agitators keep high-moisture or sluggish materials flowing | Hapman.com

Ribbon agitators keep high-moisture or sluggish materials flowing

Right angle drive reduces necessary headroom | Hapman.com

Right angle drive reduces necessary headroom

Minimize material flowback with optional UHMW-PE center core | Hapman.com

Minimize material flowback with optional UHMW-PE center core

A range of hoppers in standard and custom sizes as well as flanged inlets; mass-flow hoppers available. | Hapman.com

A range of hoppers in standard and custom sizes as well as flanged inlets; mass-flow hoppers available.

Vibrator with standoff | Hapman.com

Vibrator with standoff

Conical hopper | Hapman.com

Conical hopper

Loss-In-Weight (LIW) Helix Flexible Screw Conveyor | Hapman.com

Loss-In-Weight (LIW) Helix Flexible Screw Conveyors are fully automated dosing systems. See more information below.

Loss-In-Weight (LIW) Helix Flexible Screw Conveyors are fully automated dosing systems that allow for batching material. The Integral load cells indicate when volume is within 5 lbs of set maximum by slowing flow. The conveyor will shut down within +/- 1 lb of the maximum volume set point.

 

Flexible Screw Conveyor Specifications

Conveyor Paths

A number of conveyor paths are available to ensure your material gets to where it needs to go. Combination paths are possible.

Conveyor Paths | Hapman.com


Product Specifications

Product Specifications | Hapman.com



Horizontal Push Helix Flexible Screw Conveyors

Your best choice for controlled flow of bulk material.

Horizontal Push Helix Flexible Screw Conveyor | Hapman.comWhen your bulk material handling needs require a controlled flow without measured output, Horizontal Push Helix Flexible Screw Conveyors are well suited for your needs. Our engineers developed this economical bulk material handling equipment in response to a growing industry demand for simple, easy-to-use conveying systems that reliably transfer product from one location to another.

Horizontal Push Helix Flexible Screw Conveyors reduce instantaneous material load, thus avoiding potential material clogging or back-up. These conveyors also allow for gradually introduced product into a feed line or other production equipment.

  • Designed for applications where a controlled material feed without a measured output requirement is ideal
  • Auger sizes range from 2.5” to 8”, carbon steel, UHWM (FDA), polyethylene, or stainless steel
  • 20:1 turn down ratio
  • Economical, various models available for Quick Ship; 5 days or less

Custom Push Helix 600 Series Flexible Screw Conveyors

Custom Push Helix 600 Series Flexible Screw Conveyor | Hapman.comHelix 600 Series Flexible Screw Conveyors are suited for quickly and effectively emptying storage totes or intermediate bulk containers (IBCs). The Tri-clover inlet connection is housed under a protective cover that slides to the side when the conveyor is in use. The inlet is designed to mate with the discharge valve of the tote or IBC, signaling the valve actuator to open the valve. As the valve opens, bulk material is automatically discharged into the conveyor, which delivers the product or ingredients to another conveyor, a mixing station, extruder, packaging line, or other process-related area.

  • Fully automated
  • Sanitary design
  • Capable of discharging up to 8ft3/min
  • Suitable for any industry or application where material needs to be discharged from small storage totes

HELIX APPLICATIONS

Helix Flexible Screw Conveyors can be used in many applications. Here are just a few examples of how the Helix keeps material moving effectively and maintains a safe, clean, and dust-free plant.

Popcorn Packaging Line – A Hapman P300 Helix conveyor is used to refill a Hapman supplied holding hopper above our customer’s popcorn packaging line. This conveyor is serving as an intermittent refill device, sized to stay ahead of the packaging line and refilling to a high-level sensor in the holding hopper as needed. This is a 3” conveyor and the refill rate is about 600 lbs/hour. Material conveyed is salt and popcorn, individually, not as a mix.

Helix Flexible Screw Conveyors | Hapman.com

 

Industrial Material Conveying – A tire manufacturer needed a way to convey bulk material from their in-house silos to a common batch hopper. We provided our series 600 (6” diameter) Helix flexible screw conveyors with stainless steel components, complete with butterfly valves located at the conveyor discharge. Each of the conveyors would batch a set amount of ingredients required for making the tires into a common hopper. The average bulk material handling rate for these conveyors was about 6-8 cubic ft per minute. The materials conveyed included Tio2, Zinc Oxide, Carbon black, and Calcium Carbonate.

Building Material Conveying | Hapman.com

 

Salt Pellet Conveying – A food manufacturing company wanted to provide a way for their employees to feed their water softener tanks with salt pellets. The bags weigh about 80 lbs and the tank height is over 5 feet. Our portable 4” Helix flexible screw conveyor dumps the salt pellets into the conveyor hopper at floor level and can be rolled around for use at different tanks.

Salt Pellet Conveying | Hapman.com

 

Building Material Conveying – A roofing manufacturer in Georgia needed a way to convey different color roofing granules weighing about 120 lbs/cubic ft into their mixer. We provided a flexible screw conveyor to feed the mixer, unload the mixer, and send reclaimed product back into the mixer to help minimize product loss. These are 3” conveyors with stainless steel tubes and a heavy-duty square bar auger. The roof granules weighed about 120 lbs/cubic ft.

Building Material Conveying | Hapman.com

HELIX PRODUCT BROCHURES

Flexible Screw Conveyor Product Brochure
Product Brochure: Helix Flexible Screw Conveyor
Corporate Brochure

 

TOP SOLUTIONS BY HAPMAN HELIX FLEXIBLE SCREW CONVEYORS

  • 48 Hour Quick-Ship
  • FDA/USDA Compliant
  • Cleanability
  • Dust Containment

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Contact: Mike Zeluff

Product Specialist (269) 382-8268 Email Me

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