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Spiroflow Unveils New Bin Activator For Difficult Materials May 14, 2014

Spiroflow Unveils New Bin Activator For Difficult Materials

Spiroflow Ltd is launching a new bin activator into the UK market that will help manufacturers in process industries such as food, beverage, chemicals, plastic and oil and gas to eliminate material flow problems that can lead to potentially dangerous blockages in factory piping or tubing applications.

Incorporating the latest technology, Spiroflow’s bin activator has integral vibrating blades to maintain a steady momentum and minimise bridging. It is exceptionally well suited to ensuring the steady flow of materials that are hazardous, toxic, require sanitary handling or are simply challenging, such as Titanium Dioxide.

The blades are fully adjustable for accurate control of solids, while energy is imparted directly into the materials by the vibrating blades to ensure continuous flow. Effective shut–off is managed with close tolerance blades by the discharger control valve and these can be customised by Spiroflow to fit customers’ own specifications.

Manufactured in carbon or stainless steel, making the equipment easy to wash down for applications like food processing and beverage bottling, Spiroflow’s bin activator is designed to minimise risk in potentially hazardous or explosive environments.

Shifting millions of tonnes of potentially dangerous ingredients is part and parcel of many production processes for manufacturing companies, which must have systems and equipment in place that adhere to the European Union’s ATEX Directive 1999/92/E - implemented by the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmosphere Regulations 2002 (DSEAR) act in the UK.

Spiroflow is a world-leading manufacturer of ATEX approved conveying and bulk handling systems that meet regulatory requirements for transporting and handling powders and other materials in environments containing a potentially explosive atmosphere, such as chemicals or oil and gas.

Spiroflow bin activators, which can be tailor-made to suit customers’ needs, are exceptional equipment for facilitating the steady discharging of powdery or granular materials from storage bins, silos or hoppers. The bin activator ensures optimum feeding of the materials, avoids bridging and can also be incorporated into material handling equipment like dischargers and feeders.

In addition to bin activators, Spiroflow Ltd is also a manufacturer of bulk bag fillers, Flexible Screw Conveyors, Aero Mechanical Conveyors, Tubular Cable and Chain Drag Conveyors, Vacuum Conveyors, Bulk Bag Dischargers, Ingredients Handling and Weighing Systems. The company’s technical and engineering expertise has led to it developing an international reputation for an unrivalled range of products with state-of-the-art control systems.

For more information on Spiroflow’s products and services visit or call +44 (0)1200 422525.

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