Saxlund Chain Conveyors - for arduous applications

Saxlund Chain Conveyors are a continuous conveying machine within a bolted rectangular cross-section casing. It may be arranged horizontally or inclined with bends to suit customer requirements.

Our chain conveyors

Our chain conveyors are renowned for their long service life, quiet operation and gentle handling of difficult bulk solid material in applications such as:

  • Waste wood conveying
  • Virgin wood conveying
  • RDF conveying (Refuse Derived Fuel)
  • SRF conveying (Solid Recovered Fuel)
  • Shredded waste conveying

Operating Principle

The bulk material is fed in at the inlet/bottom end of the chain conveyor where the chain tensioning station is also fitted.

The conveying chain runs on a special wear resistant floor and conveys the material through the upper or lower section to the discharge opening where it is discharged to a silo inlet or to a following conveyor. The drive station is also installed at this outlet end of the chain conveyor. The construction type of the conveyor chain is chosen and adapted according to the specific bulk material to be transported. All chain links are manufactured from high grade drop forged steel with welded flights or to suit the application. Some materials are conveyed in the lower strand and others in the upper strand according to their characteristics.

The conveying chain is driven by a chain wheel on a shaft with bearings which in turn is driven by a gear motor with roller chain drive or with shaft drive gear motor. After the material has been discharged from the chain conveyor, the empty chain returns over the guide rails back to the inlet/tensioning station. The continuous chain passes around the tail drum and back into the conveying mode. The tail drum is located in a spring loaded sliding arrangement with roller bearings. The springs are fitted on both sides and can be pre-tensioned by means of threaded rods. A rotation sensor is also fitted at the tail end of the chain conveyor.

Technical specifications

Typical Conveying Rates of Saxlund Chain Conveyors

  • Standard range to 400 m³/h
  • Larger rates on request

Typical Materials

Saxlund chain conveyors are designed to be robust to tackle difficult materials such as –

  • Hacked wood chips
  • Virgin Wood Chips
  • Waste Wood Shredded
  • Sawdust
  • Sludge Cake
  • RDF / SRF
  • Meat and Bone Meal

Advantages of Chain Conveyors

Saxlund Chain Conveyors have the following advantages:

  • Effective and simple operation
  • Low maintenance costs
  • Accurate metering
  • Made from high grade material
  • Complete systems from one experienced supplier

Typical Applications for Saxlund Chain Conveyors

Saxlund Chain Conveyors are used widely in the following applications

  • Dewatered Sludge cake from Waste Water Treatment
  • Power station fuel feed systems
  • Ash handling
  • Waste processing
  • Alternative energy and many other industries worldwide.

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