Compare Conveyor Systems

Compare Conveyor Systems

Cablevey Conveyors vs Other Conveyors

Compare conveyor systems below to determine which is the right conveyor system for your needs.

Tubular drag conveyors: cable vs chain systems

Although similar in the functionality for food processors, tubular chain and cable drag conveyors have distinct differences in components and operation. A closer look at these systems will help food manufacturers better understand which system would best support their dry food processing requirements.

Tubular drag conveyors are mechanically driven conveyors that drag material along the inside of a tube. They are designed to transfer flowable bulk materials from in-feed points to discharge points through a totally enclosed conduit. Using either a cable or a chain, with close-running discs spaced along its length, the ends of the tubular drag conveyor are connected to each other to form an endless loop, which is pulled by a motor-driven sprocket within an enclosed tube… Continue reading

In comparison to other modes of conveyance, Cablevey stands out for our energy-efficiency. This chart below compares our most commonly used motor, 5HP… compared to other common means of conveying – like chain conveyors – using 2.5x more energy, to the use of pneumatic conveyors often using 10x(!) more power.

Horsepower/ Kilowatts1

Full Load AMP

NEMA Efficiency

Annual Cost*

1

1.6

85.50%

$419

5.4

7.2

89.50%

$2,160

7.5

9.5

91.70%

$2,928

12

16

91.70%

$4,684

25

31.7

91.70%

$9,758

50

63.4

91.70%

$19,517

 *Based on 460V full load @ $.12 per Kilowatt hour and 4,000 hours of usage per year.

Cablevey Conveyors cable speed and flow rates

2000 Series – Maximum 75 Ft³/hour (2.12 M³) 2”-50mm

Cable Speed

Flow Rate

Ft/Minute

Meter/Minute

Ft³/Hour

Lbs./Hour*

m³/Hour

Kg./Hour

40

12.19

30

1,200

0.85

544

60

18.29

45

1,800

1.27

816

80

24.38

60

2,400

1.7

1,088

100

30.48

75

3,000

2.12

1,361

4000 Series – Maximum 525 Ft³/Hour (14.87 M³) 4”-100mm

Cable Speed

Flow Rate

Ft/Minute

Meter/Minute

Ft³/Hour

Lbs./Hour*

m³/Hour

Kg./Hour

40

12.19

150

6,000

4.25

2,722

60

18.29

225

9,000

6.37

4,082

80

24.38

300

12,000

8.5

5,442

100

30.48

375

15,000

10.62

6,803

120

36.57

450

18,000

12.74

8,163

140

43

525

21,000

14.87

9,524

6000 Series – Maximum 1,240 Ft³/Hour (35.4 M³) 6”-150mm

Cable Speed

Flow Rate

Ft/Minute

Meter/Minute

Ft³/Hour

Lbs./Hour*

m³/Hour

Kg./Hour

40

12

350

14,120

10

6,400

60

18

530

21,180

15

9,610

80

24

710

28,240

20

12,810

100

30

880

35,300

25

16,010

120

37

1,060

42,360

30

19,210

140

43

1,240

49,420

35

22,420

8000 Series – Maximum 2,000 Ft³/Hour (56.6 M³) 8”-203.2mm

Cable Speed

Flow Rate

Ft/Minute

Meter/Minute

Ft³/Hour

Lbs./Hour*

m³/Hour

Kg./Hour

40

12

571

22,840

16

10,360

60

18

857

34,280

24

15,549

80

24

1,143

45,720

32

20,738

100

30

1,429

57,160

40

25,927

120

36

1,714

68,560

48

31,098

140

43

2000

80,000

54

36,287

 

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Cablevey Conveyors vs. Auger Conveyors

Like Cablevey Conveyors, auger conveyors also reduce noise and enclose materials to keep them safe. Additionally, our conveyors are flexible in installation, gentle on materials, and easy to clean.

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Cablevey Conveyors vs. Bucket Conveyors

Like our conveyors, bucket elevator conveyors reduce noise, are energy efficient, and reduce degradation like tube conveyors. Additionally, Cablevey  Conveyors offer enclosed tubing to protect materials from loss and contamination, flexible layouts and are easy to sanitize and clean.

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Cablevey Conveyors vs. Pneumatic Conveyors

Like Cablevey Conveyors, pneumatic conveyors enclose materials to keep them safe. In addition to enclosed tubing, our conveyors offer gentle handling of materials, reduced energy consumption, flexibility in installation, and wet or dry cleaning options.

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Cablevey Conveyors vs. Chain Disc Conveyors

Like our conveyors, chain disc conveyors enclose materials to keep them safe and offer flexible layout and installation options. In addition, Cablevey Conveyors offer gentle material handling, significantly lower energy requirements and ease of cleaning all internal components.

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