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Cable & Disc Tubular Drag Conveyor Systems

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 feature the combination of conveyance tubes with cables and discs attached at set intervals. This design serves to gently handle materials from an 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.

Proven Results

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.

Best of Tubular Drag Conveyor Articles

Comparison: Tubular Drag Conveyors – Cable vs. Chain Systems

Discover what is similar and different in tubular cable and chain drag conveyor systems to support dry food processing requirements. Get detailed designs of each system, best applications, conveying speeds, the flexibility of each system, maintenance requirements, sanitation, food safety, and options for cleaning mechanisms. Use the five-point checklist for choosing a tubular drag conveyor system and review a comparison chart of cable versus chain system.  Go to the article.

How Tubular Drag Conveying Reduces Waste

Is faster always better? How does product loss due to degradation impact efficiency, product quality, breakage, and waste? Get details on how the Cablevey Conveyors tubular drag conveyor system is engineered to be clean, food-safe, highly-efficient, and cost-effective. Go to the article.

Tubular Drag Cable Conveyors are Top Dog for Conveying Dry Pet Food

Get an insiders-peek into the decision-making process of C&D Foods as they designed a new processing line to increase their dog and cat food production. To increase production and reduce operating costs, C&D Foods compared different conveyor options, determine the best conveyor system for their application, and shares the results of the tubular cable conveyor system installed. Go to the article.

Comparison: Tubular Conveyor Cleaning – Dry vs. Wet Cleaning

Cablevey offers both wet and dry tube conveyor cleaning options. Review the dry cleaning options: air knife, brush box, sponge disc and sanitizing cleaner, and urethane wiper disc. Review the wet cleaning options: water rinse, foam agent, sanitizing rinse, and water rinse. Go to the article.

Tubular Drag Cable Conveyors Help Company Turn Green Coffee Beans Into Smooth Blends

Review the case study of Apffels Fine Coffees, as they selected and installed a conveying system that would efficiently and gently move coffee beans and ground coffee through their new production facility. Get a detailed description of their tubular drag cable conveyor system along with pictures of their plant. Go to the article.

Tubular Conveying is Not So Obvious Until You Look Inside

Industry publication, Powder & Bulk Solids, outlines the benefits of tubular drag conveyors for the food processing industry. Learn about the benefits of tubular drag conveyors regarding product contamination and FDA requirements, cleaning abilities, line changeovers, material breakage, and more. Go to the article.

Tubular Drag Cable Conveyors Streamline Breakfast Cereal Processing

 Food Processing magazine features insight on the latest generation of tubular drag cable conveyors for breakfast cereal processors. Get a comparison of tubular drag chain conveyors, flat-belt conveyors, bucket elevators, pneumatic conveyors, auger conveyors, and aeromechanical conveyors. Go to the article.


Reference Materials

Cable, Disc & Tube Conveyor Uses

Move coffee, nuts, snack foods, pet foods, breakfast cereal, specialty grains, frozen foods, powders, and more. Get more information.

Cablevey 2’’ Diameter Tube Conveyors Systems

Get specifications on energy efficiency, cable speed, flow rate, and more. Get the brochure.

Cablevey 4’’ Diameter Tube Conveyors Systems

Get specifications on energy efficiency, cable speed, flow rate, and more. Get the brochure.

Cablevey 8’’ Diameter Tube Conveyors Systems

Get specifications on energy efficiency, cable speed, flow rate, and more. Get the brochure.

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“To build the highest quality tubular conveyor that consistently exceeds our customers demanding process needs, all day and everyday. To be a thoughtful company that respects our employees, customers, and community, with awareness to our global responsibilities.”

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Frequently Asked Questions

With cable and tubular drag conveyors, how far can materials be moved?

We have conveyed materials up to 300ft (91m), 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 kind of products do you move?

Cablevey tube conveyor uses have spanned the globe to convey over 900 types of materials moved in over 65 countries. Our equipment services many of the largest food processing companies both in the United States and abroad.? Cable and conveyor uses can include moving just about anything that will fit into a tube. But the most common applications fall into these categories: small and powdered materials, sanitary materials (food product), toxic materials, and delicate materials. Check out the Uses tab for more information.?

How do you clean the conveyor?

Each facility develops their own cleaning protocols based on the sanitation regulations and the challenges of their products. There are different methods offered to clean and sanitize your Cablevey conveyor depending on what material is being moved.? If the material being moved responds favorably to water, then a wet method can be used to clean and sanitize the enclosed system. Cablevey offers several components to help wet or dry clean your system. Check out the cleaning option under the How It Works tab to learn more.?

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