Alternative to twin screws.
A forward feed helix and a reverse
feed helix concentrically mounted to
the same shaft.
Differential Feed Screw Design Benefits
- Large diameter screw prevents “boring” through product. Defeats product bridging over feed screw.
- Differential action between fights produces low flow rates with a high screw RPM.
- Discharge from feeder is uniform and pulse free.
- Multiple screws having common diameters eliminate feed tube changes and resulting dead zones.
- Small capacity feed screws with small diameter (and pitch) prevent uniform and reliable filling of screw flights.
- Large feed screws with large pitches provide uniform filling of screw flights but create large material discharge pulsation when feeding at low feed rates.
- Small feed screws installed in a feeder designed for large feed screws create material “dead zones” where stagnant material builds up resulting in flow blockage and preventing complete clean out of the feeder.
- Typical small diameter feed screws of both single and twin screw design are fragile, easily damaged and generally unreliable in heavy industrial process applications.
Solution: Thayer Scale’s Patented Compound Flight Feed Screw
- Large pitch of screw’s outer winding assures reliable and complete filling of screw flights.
- Screw’s differential feeding action assures consistent, precise and reliable feeding of material without pulsation.
- Large over-wind matches (screws) feed chamber and tube diameter eliminating dead zone areas. No material build-up occurs. Assures reliable flow and complete clean out of material.
- Solid flight screw with robust over-wind assures reliable performance and
long term durability in harsh process environments.