En-Masse Conveyors

From Ash to Zinc, En-Masse Drag Chain Conveyers Handle It All

CDM Media ComparisonEn-Masse Drag Chain Conveyors are the most efficient type of bulk material handling equipment for high-volume conveying. In horizontal applications, this drag chain conveyor utilizes up to 90% of the cross-sectional area. Compared to other conveying technology, this type of material handling system requires a smaller footprint to move the same or greater capacities of bulk materials. En-Masse Drag Chain Conveyors also provide very efficient horsepower consumption to keep operating costs low.

The rugged design of CDM’s En-Masse Conveying Systems make them capable of handling materials ranging from Ash to Zinc, with inlet temperature up to 1000°F. These chain conveyors can move bulk materials in various configurations: horizontal, inclined, vertical, L-path, Z-path and Loop. This makes our En-Masse Conveyors ideal for retrofits, new applications and bulk material handling in confined areas. En-Masse Drag Chain Conveying Systems can also handle extremely high capacities, so moving tons of material per hour over relatively great distances is no problem for these types of conveyors.

More Than Just Muscle: The Operating Principles of En-Masse Conveying

Although the names are similar, an En-Masse Drag Chain Conveyor is very different in principle from a standard Drag Conveyor. En-Masse Drag Chain Conveyors move bulk material using a skeletal chain flight through a rectangular section of the material. The motion imparted on the bottom surface of the trough by the chain and the shear friction between the product conveyed moves the material from point A to point B.

This unique method of conveying bulk materials smoothly, gently and economically in a dust-tight, casing, across planes and around bends, is what makes the En-Masse Chain Conveyor the optimum selection for high-volume bulk material handling with minimal degradation. There is no internal disturbance or pressure on the material and the load can be discharged at any opening.

The Operating Principles of En-Masse Conveying

En-Masse Drag Chain Conveyor operation moves material using a skeletal chain flight through a rectangular section of material. The material is is conveyed by the motion imparted on the bottom surface of the trough by the chain and the shear friction between the particles conveyed.

This unique method of conveying bulk materials smoothly, gently and economically in a dust tight, AR steel casing, across planes and around bends is what makes the En-Masse Chain Conveyor the optimum selection for high-volume material handling. There is no internal disturbance or pressure on the material and the load can be discharged at any opening. See the live chain movement through the conveyor below.

Watch the live chain movement through the drag chain conveyor below.

 

 

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