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Plugging the Market with Bespoke Machinery

The team at Abie Solutions is on hand to help design bespoke machines for customers’ specific requirement and we’re regularly called upon to fix, source & install conveying machinery.

A machine we supplied recently was a Plug Screw. Plug Screws are used to create an ‘explosion barrier’ between different machines within a conveying system. This is done by using a ‘plug’ of the product itself to flood the Plug Screw and stop any unwanted explosion from propagating throughout the entire system.

Working with the design team of a machinery supplier, we specified, supplied and installed a bespoke plug screw to replace an existing failed one. We love it when a plan comes together.

Both machines, old and new, were installed to handle oats. Oats are very abrasive and the new Plug Screw has been manufactured with this challenging product characteristic at the forefront of its specification. The unique design includes removable trough bottoms which allow for maintenance and inspection access, and the Plug Screw is manufactured from heavy-duty Hardox steel in order to withstand the constant wear from oats travelling through it.

We fulfilled this customer’s challenging requirements by supplying and installing an extra-heavy-duty machine to perform in a very demanding environment. If you need machinery that’s tailored to your specific requirements, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire, the Abdie Team.