Conveyors

Newell Machinery offers a wide variety of Conveyor solutions for our clients. Whether your requirements are straightforward or complex, Newell Machinery can provide you with a custom conveyor solution for your business. Learn more about the types of conveyors Newell specializes in:

Bulkflow Drag Conveyors

Newell Machinery Bulkflow Drag Conveyors are designed to convey moderately free-flowing products such as granular materials from an inlet source to a discharge point at any angle or orientation. Bulkflow drag conveyors have a simple design with two internal chambers, separated by a divider plate. Typically, the lower chamber of the conveyor carries the product, while the top chamber is the return chamber. However, these roles can be reversed, or both chambers can carry a product in specific situations. For more information on the bulkflow drag conveyors capabilities, consult engineering for details. Within the conveyor's upper and lower chambers, a chain of flights is attached which pulls the product through the conveyor. Unique to a bulk flow design, the conveyor's flights are just slightly smaller than the chamber itself, which allows for tremendous conveying efficiency at any angle.

Enmasse Drag Conveyors

Newell Machinery Enmasse Drag Conveyors are designed to convey moderately free-flowing products such as granular materials from an inlet source to a discharge point in a primarily straight and horizontal orientation. Enmasse drag conveyors have a simple design with just one large internal chamber. Typically, the bottom two-thirds of the chamber carries the product, while the top third of the conveyor is the return chamber. The return chamber contains a return chain which is supported by a set of rails or idlers. Within the conveyor's chamber, there is a chain with flights attached. The chain pulls the product through the conveyor. Unique to an enmasse conveyor, the flights (or paddles) are very small in comparison to the cross section of product that can be moved. The conveyor is able to carry product by creating a moving bed of product that conducts the product on top of it for the duration of the conveyor ride. (This technique is the same effect as if you set a weight on top of a rug, and pull the rug. The weight comes along with the rug.) The enmasse drag conveyor design is highly cost efficient, as well as efficient at moving product in a horizontal direction. However, if the conveyor is installed at an incline, it begins to lose efficiency very quickly, especially when installation angles are greater than 10 degrees.

Screw Conveyors

Newell Machinery Screw Conveyors are designed to convey fairly free flowing products, granular materials, etc from an inlet source to a discharge point in a mostly horizontal orientation. They are a fairly simple design with a screw helix mounted on a central pipe which rotates to push material along the bottom and sides of a trough. Screw conveyors are very efficient but do lose their efficiency as they are inclined.

Bucket Elevators

Newell Machinery Bucket Elevators are designed to lift fairly free-flowing products vertically from a low inlet point to a high discharge point. Elevators are basic in design, consisting of a chain or belt that runs from top to bottom around a set of pulleys or sprockets with buckets attached to carry the product to the top and discharge it. Typically, elevators only convey vertically and are the most efficient form of lifting product from a low inlet point to a discharge point directly above the inlet.

Structural Steel

At Newell Machinery, we are able to fabricate your part, large project, or complex weldment to your drawings and specifications, or we can assist with our in-house engineering staff. Our commitment is to provide you a quality end product on time, every time.

We have the facility and experience to fabricate your structural steel for small to medium size (up to 100 Tons per month) projects at competitive rates with quick turnarounds. We can often fabricate and paint or galvanize your steel, platforms, stairs, ladders, and handrails more quickly than many of the well known steel fabricators.

Gates & Valves

Hand Slide Gate

Hand Slide gates are the simplest design available for control through a spout or out of a conveyor. With just a set of guides and handle, the operator just pushes or pulls the blade of the gate by hand to control flow.

Manual Rack Drawing Example

Manual Rack & Pinion Slide Gate

Manual Rack and Pinion slide gates are also a very simple design to control flow by an operator manually closing the gate. With this style however, the rack and pinion system allows the mechanical advantage created by a gear ratio to assist the operator in opening and closing the gate when the product may make movement difficult. A Manual Rack and Pinion gate can be purchased with a hand wheel, chain wheel, cable wheel, or a hex nut that an operator can put a wrench on.

Electric Rack Drawing Example

Electric Rack & Pinion Slide Gate

Electric Rack and Pinion slide gates take the Manual Rack and Pinion to the next step. With the Electric Rack and pinion gate, a small gearbox and electric motor are added for powered open and close. Additionally, the system can be wired into a customer's controls to operate automatically (without operator intervention) when the system calls for it. A variety of motor, gearboxes, and position indicating switches can be fit to these gates to meet each user's exact requirements.

Electric Linear Slide Gate Drawing Example

Electric Linear Actuated Slide Gate

Electric Linear Actuated Slide Gates have the same benefits as the Electric Rack and Pinion slide gate to the user but without the rack and pinion system. An Electric Linear Actuator can work with all of the same controls as an Electric Rack and Pinion Slide Gate, but it becomes much easier for a customer's control systems to control based on "percent open" of the gate. Electrical Linear Actuated gates can be purchased in compact or extended versions.

Air Cylinder Slide Gate Drawing Example

Air or Hydraulic Cylinder Slide Gates

Air or Hydraulic Cylinder Slide Gates operate very similar to an Electric Linear Actuated Slide gate but get their power from compressed air or hydraulics. These gates are very simple in nature and can have controls for open and closed positions to work with the customer's plant control systems. Additionally Air or Hydraulic cylinder gates can be purchased in compact, extended, or double cylinder versions.

Two Way Diverter Valve Example Drawing

Two-Way Diverter Valves

Two way diverter valves are gravity fed and divert product from one spout into one of two spouts. This style valve features an even split between each spout. Usually fed straight down and splitting into two spouts at equal angles, a two way diverter valve can be manually operated, air or hydraulic operated, electric chain drive operated, or operated by an electric linear actuator and can have switches to give feedback to your control system for position indication.

K Valve Example Drawing

Two-Way K-Style Valves

Two way K-Style valves are also gravity fed and divert product from one spout into one of two spouts. This style valve however, features an un-even split between each spout. Usually fed straight down and splitting into two spouts; one spout is a straight drop through while the other goes off at an angle (such as 45 or 60 degrees). A two way K-Style valve can also be manually operated, air or hydraulic operated, electric chain drive operated, or operated by an electric linear actuator and can have switches to give feedback to your control system for position indication.

Additional Fabrication

Newell Machinery’s modern fabrication shop allows us the capability to fabricate about anything. From small trinkets to the very largest fabrications, we have the capability to meet your needs. Take a look at just a few of the items we have built over the years: