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Case Study

Recycling Spiral Elevator


Case Parameters

General Properties
Equipment Type: Spiral Elevator
Industry: Recycling
Physical Properties
Unit Length: 674 mm
Unit Width: 674 mm
Unit Height: 5000 mm
Unit Weight: 1400 kg
Capacity: .25 tph
Product Glass Waste
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Liner Type
Support Type Oscillating Mount
Trough Construction Mild Steel
Cover Type
Motor Quantity 2
Support Location Bottom


Screened glass waste material needed to be fed back into a gravity assisted processing system. This meant that all product needed to be lifted 4.5m high. The client didn't have the horizontal space for a belt conveyor and due to the abrasiveness of glass waste, a screw conveyor was undesirable.

Dust supression was also an issue that the client wanted to solve with the lifting equipment.


The vibratory spiral elevator that was offered for this application had a lift of 4.5m and diameter of 674mm. Motors were installed underneath the unit in this application for the ease of maintenance. Oscillating mounts were used as isolators instead of steel coil springs to decrease vibration transmitted to the floor.

In order to fight the dust issues, the inlet plate and discharge chute were all sealed shut. The remaining flights were enclosed with a fabric sheet that would allow air movement but not dust to escape.

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