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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 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 on a list for a customer. There is a fear the customer may ultimately purchase the material handling equipment from a competitor. We believe competition is healthy. We strive to provide the best and most complete information on all topics related to bulk material handling and its movement. As educated consumers, you deserve to have all available information about the capital equipment purchase you will make and the company you will purchase from.

Transporting bulk material can be done using a variety of methods. There are many 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 manufactures 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 material handling conveyors in the U.S:

  1. Spiroflow Systems: Monroe, NC. Provides flexible screw conveyors, cable conveyors, bulk bag handling equipment and robotic automation.
  2. Flexicon: Bethlehem, PA. A manufacturer of flexible screw conveyors, cable conveyors, pneumatic equipment and bulk bag handling equipment.
  3. NBE (National Bulk Equipment): Holland, MI. Specializes in bulk bag handling equipment with the addition of flexible screw conveyors.
  4. 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. 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. We believe you will like working with us and we look forward to the opportunity to support your next bulk material handling project.