Automated Flexible Conveyor (Clifton, NJ) has introduced a conveyor discharge adapter. Offered as an option on its AFC SPIRALFEEDER flexible screw conveyors, the new discharge 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 and removal for cleaning is quick and easy.
Developed for a major snack chip manufacturer, the conveyor discharge head is suitable for food, nutrition, pharmaceutical and other sanitary processes where FDA compliance is required and purity is paramount. 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.