Cable & Tubular Drag Conveyor Systems
Tubular Drag Conveyor Technology
Cablevey tubular drag conveyor systems are designed to move materials in a safe, clean and efficient manner. Our cable and tube conveyors are ideal for moving materials and mixes in a dust-free, contamination-free way. And they’re ideal for conveying delicate bulk materials through all phases of the production and packaging processes.
How It Works
Our cable and tube conveyor technology features the combination of conveyance tubes with cables and discs attached at set intervals. This design serves to gently handle materials from inlet to discharge by holding materials between the discs within an enclosed tube. Materials are not blown about or forced around sweeps. They’re carried without bumping, battering, stress or friction. Breakage is thereby kept to a minimum. For fragile materials safe handling means the difference between profitability and loss.
We have installed tubular drag conveyor systems in over 65 countries around the world to move nearly 1,000 different types of materials. Whether you’re a food processor, pharmaceutical company or industrial business, Cablevey Conveyors can provide you the right conveying system for your needs and plant configuration. Our tubular drag technology systems are highly customizable and offer flexible layouts.
Frequently Asked Questions
With cable and tubular drag conveyors, how far can materials be moved?
We have conveyed materials up to 200ft (70m), however the maximum conveying distance is ultimately determined by the type of product to be conveyed, the capacity required and the number of sweeps (directional changes) needed for the intended configuration.
What happens if the cable breaks?
Under normal conditions, high tensile aircraft cables will not break. Further, built-in safety systems are designed to shutdown tensioning units when there foreign objects block the cable and disc from traveling inside the tube. In the rare event that a cable breaks, a 10ft (3m) section of new cable can be easily spliced into the system.