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20.07.2020 Agitated screw feeder for speciality chemicals

Ajax Equipment, Bolton, UK, has supplied Thomas Swan, a leading manufacturer of performance and speciality chemicals, with a large-capacity ATEX-rated agitated screw feeder for handling an active ingredient used in the production of personal healthcare products. The stainless steel agitated feeder combines a large holding volume vessel with a twin bladed agitator, which features special profile to help maintain material flow condition, agitate the batch and sweep it towards the integral Lynflow ribbon flighted screw feeder offset below. The agitated screw feeder processes up to two batches of material from a centrifuge over an extended period, ensuring the powder is in the correct condition before quickly and effectively discharging it into a downstream dryer.

Commenting, Andrew McNally, senior engineering manager at Thomas Swan, said “The Ajax agitated screw feeder was installed as part of a significant plant upgrade project. This is an impressive piece of equipment and performs exactly as designed.”

“The agitated screw feeder made for Thomas Swan is a very substantial unit and up there with some of the largest Ajax has supplied over the years,” said Eddie McGee, managing director of Ajax Equipment. “Ajax’s agitated screw feeders are individually designed to suit each customer’s specific applications – whether that’s different batch holding capacities, discharge rate needs, or variability in flow condition of the material to be handled.”

The agitated screw feeder being readied for despatch from the Ajax factory

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