How Trantec Serves the Chemicals Industry…

Trantec has been supplying dry solids metering and handling equipment to the chemicals industry for just under two decades. A Metering Screw Feeder will typically be used for the accurate feeding of powder coatings, adhesives, toners, sealing compounds, fertilisers, and much more. Our Flexible Screw Conveyors (or Flexible Spiral Conveyors, as they’re also known) and Rigid Auger Conveyors are often used as a transportation method of raw powders and chemicals.

Largely dependent on the materials flow properties, free flowing materials will tend to employ a Volumetric Screw Feeder or Gravimetric Screw Feeder, dependent on the process. Trantec’s accurate feeders utilise the latest in powder dosing technology, feeding powders and granular materials precisely, ensuring an optimal end product. Traditional methods often still produce adhesives in batches, although continuous feeding is quickly starting to become the norm.

A Flexible Screw Conveyor is used for transportation of powders which require gentle handling, as prevention of product degradation is essential for a quality product. Trantec’s Flexi Screws offer dust-tight, efficient transport of dry bulk solids such as powders, flakes, granules, and pills.

Industry Needs…

Certain powders can be quite difficult to handle, which comes as no surprise given the complex nature of chemical process industries. Materials can be corrosive, or even explosive. For these safety reasons, it is extremely important that cross-contamination does not occur.

Trantec supplies ATEX zoned machinery for applications handling potentially explosive materials. Constructed with 316 grade stainless steel, it is crucial to combat any chance of corrosion. Corrosion of machinery could result in contamination through any leaks, which could then lead to dangerous consequences.

Trantec’s Metering Feeders deliver accuracy and reliable metering of powders and dry bulk solids. Robust construction is our starting point, meaning that any Trantec Screw Feeder is designed to cope with day-to-day applications without suffering a short operating lifespan. Our feeders specialise in many aspects of the chemicals industry, including both industrial and agricultural chemicals. Plastic resins, pigments and dyes, detergents, adhesives, powder paints, and fire retardants are just a few of the material types that are commonly handled.

Product Testing & Trials:

We understand the importance of product testing and offer a free product testing and evaluation service. Our Test Lab is readily equipped with Metering Screw Feeders and Flexible Screw Conveyors in multiple configurations and set-ups. To find out more about sending your materials to Trantec for comprehensive testing, please click HERE to be re-directed.

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An image of a metering screw feeder with front plate, right side view.