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New conveyor discharge adapter eases cleaning

| By Mary Page Bailey and Gerald Ondrey

This company has introduced a new discharge adapter (photo) as an option for its flexible screw conveyors. The adapter features a proprietary design with a tri-clover sanitary fitting that maintains the position and stability of the tube enclosing the rotating screw conveyor while eliminating a traditional lip seal with its potential to capture and accumulate material. The risks of cross-contamination and bacterial growth are virtually eliminated. Developed for a major snack manufacturer, the conveyor discharge head is suitable for food, nutrition, pharmaceutical and other sanitary processes. The discharge adapter is manufactured in stainless steel with a choice of sealed connections for transfer to bulk-bag fillers, hoppers, dryers and other downstream equipment. — Automated Flexible Conveyor, Inc., Clifton, N.J.