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Here you can find a selection of some of our latest and innovative project case studies.

Custom-built mobile screw feeder

At Trantec we pride ourselves on offering bespoke solutions tailored to meet your exact specifications, ensuring seamless integration and optimal performance in your unique applications. The accompanying image showcases a custom-built screw feeder that we manufactured for a UK-based company, specifically designed to dose calcium sulphate hemihydrate with precision and efficiency.

Key features include a mobile frame with casters allowing for easy mobility and a connection spigot to facilitate easy installation, a drop-down tube to provide controlled material discharge and an agitator to optimise material flow and maintain consistent performance.

Whether you need a standard model or a highly specialised design, Trantec is committed to delivering high-quality, reliable equipment that enhances your productivity and efficiency.

Quick-release Micro Screw Feeder

The photograph above is of a recent project featuring our innovative QR Tec micro screw feeder. This custom setup includes a hygienic tri-clover fitting and an extension hopper, paired with a PLC control panel unit for enhanced automation and precision. Designed to dose extremely low quantities of Hexagonal Boron Nitride powder, this micro feeder was shipped to South Korea, fulfilling the client’s stringent requirements for accuracy and cleanliness.

This screw feeder features a quick-release, user-friendly design that allows for rapid, tool-free dismantling and reassembly of the entire machine. With smooth surfaces and a crevice-free construction, it facilitates easy cleaning and maximises sanitation, making it ideal for applications in the chemical, pharmaceutical, and food industries where strict hygienic standards must be maintained, and precise dosing of small amounts of material is essential.

Small Pharmaceutical Auger

Meticulously machined with precision on advanced CNC machinery and mirror polished to meet the customer’s requirements, this miniature auger screw was manufactured for a UK-based pharmaceutical company and designed to deliver superior performance, ensuring reliability and efficiency. 

This auger screw highlights our expertise in manufacturing small-scale, high-accuracy parts. It is manufactured from 316 stainless steel, offering excellent corrosion resistance and durability, which is particularly important for the pharmaceutical, chemical, and food industries. 

At Trantec, we understand the critical importance of precision and quality in every component we produce. Our advanced manufacturing processes and commitment to excellence ensure that our augers meet the highest standards of performance and durability. This auger demonstrates our capability to produce high-precision components as the auger measures a miniature 75mm in length with a diameter of 7.5mm. 

Food packaging handling equipment

As pioneers in the plastic packaging industry, we pride ourselves on being at the forefront of the latest technologies and cutting-edge processes. Our in-house Innovation Centre and advanced manufacturing facilities enable us to offer ‘the complete package’, from initial concept and design to production, decoration, and delivery.

Previously, we were approached by one of the UK’s largest food packaging manufacturers to produce a repeat of the “bulk bag” FIBC stations already installed at their site. It was crucial to maintain consistency with the existing system to facilitate operator and maintenance training.

Upon understanding the customer’s requirements, we suggested a ‘split frame’ design to simplify on-site assembly with an integrated flexible screw conveyor. The FIBC discharger mainframe was fabricated in two sections, upper and lower, allowing installation to be completed using the existing lifting equipment, and as an alternative to UHMWPE conveyor tubing we supplied them with stainless steel tubing to provide a robust. longlasting solution. This innovative approach not only streamlined the assembly process but also ensured seamless integration with the current system.

Flexible screw conveyors & hoppers

The accompanying image showcases multiple flexible screw conveyors and hoppers that we manufactured for an Ireland-based company to convey plastic powders. With over twenty-five years of expertise in the solids handling industry, Trantec has collaborated with renowned brands and OEMs worldwide. Our extensive experience enables us to deliver high-quality, reliable solutions tailored to the specific needs of our clients.

Alongside manufacturing complete conveyor systems we offer a wide range of spare and replacement parts for flexible screw conveyors of all brands, including UHMWPE conveyor tubes, spiral augers, and fabricated components. All our parts are guaranteed to be 100% interchangeable with existing flexible screw conveyor systems, ensuring continuous operation and minimising downtime for your processes.

At Trantec, we are committed to excellence and customer satisfaction, ensuring that your material handling solutions are always efficient, reliable, and seamlessly integrated with your operational needs.

Bespoke feeders for the plastics industry

Trantec is a leading designer and manufacturer of metering screw feeders, renowned for delivering precision-engineered solutions tailored to various industrial needs. Our bespoke solutions ensure peak performance and seamless integration with your existing systems.

Previously, we were approached by a company based in India to manufacture eight custom screw feeders for handling plastic pellets. This order was successfully fulfilled, with sets of two shipped to Abu Dhabi, Canada, India, and Saudi Arabia.

This client has then recently approached us again to manufacture two more bespoke screw feeders for handling polymer additives. These feeders featured a paddled-style agitator, spiral auger screw, and drop-down tube, ensuring precise and efficient material handling. These custom units were also shipped to Abu Dhabi.

Custom made screw Feeder

Featured in the accompanying image is a custom-built TecX Pro metering screw feeder, which we manufactured for an environmental company in Canada and was designed to dose various powders accurately, 

Key features include a quick-release front panel that enables easy access inside the feeder body for maintenance and cleaning, reducing downtime and enhancing operational efficiency. A connection Spigot with mesh grid and dust sock, which facilitates easy installation and compatibility with other equipment. A Drop-Down Tube ensures controlled material discharge, minimising waste and guaranteeing precise dosing. A contra-rotating agitator blade prevents clogging and bridging, optimising material flow and maintaining consistent operation. 

Our bespoke solutions are engineered with meticulous attention to detail, ensuring that every component functions harmoniously within your system. Whether you require a standard product or a customized solution, Trantec is committed to providing high-quality, reliable equipment that enhances your operational efficiency and meets your unique requirements.

Chemical Handling Equipment

A leading manufacturer of cleaning products approached us to help optimise their material handling process. The company faced significant challenges with efficiently transferring raw materials to their production line, requiring a system at floor level with minimal climbing, that must also fit in a small room with little working area.

To address these challenges, we proposed a solution involving the implementation of a stack tip station combined with a Flexible Screw Conveyor system specifically designed to enhance the efficiency and reliability of unloading and conveying bulk materials from sacks up to a bottle-filling machine. The sack tip station seamlessly integrated with the client’s existing setup, ensuring a smooth and consistent product flow.

Flexible Screw Conveyor For Food Industry

The image above showcases a flexible screw conveyor system we supplied to a snack food manufacturer based in Ireland. This system was designed to convey maise grits into a food processing line efficiently.

Trantec Flexible Screw Conveyors provide an efficient and cost-effective solution for transporting a wide range of free-flowing and hard-to-handle dry bulk solids, suitable for fine powders, grains, granules, pellets, flakes, and pills. Our extensive knowledge and experience ensure that we deliver high-quality, reliable solutions tailored to our clients’ specific needs. From complete conveyor systems to replacement parts, Trantec has you covered. 

True-flow Screw Feeder

The accompanying image is one of our True-Flow feeders, which we manufactured for a UK-based construction company that required precise dosing of silica flour and sand. The True-flow range represents our latest and most popular offering, known for its ability to deliver accurate dosing of materials from kilograms to tonnes per hour.

Trantec True-Flow metering screw feeders are designed with modularity in mind; from various hopper sizes to different screw designs, our feeders can be adapted to your requirements, offering a versatile array of options that can be configured to meet the demands of a wide variety of applications and industries.The specific unit featured a 10-litre extension hopper, complete with a mesh inlet grid and lid, as well as an additional base extension support as requested by the customer.

 

Pharmaceutical grade screw feeder

At Trantec, we understand the unique characteristics of each industry we serve. With this understanding, we specialise in manufacturing tailor-made equipment engineered to match your distinct requirements. 

The photograph is of a recent project we did for a pharmaceutical company in New Zealand to handle various types of powders. This project highlights the adaptability of our screw feeders, designed exactly to the client’s specifications, this feeder features a 25-litre extension hopper, safety interlock switch and quick-release front panel with a drop-down tube. Then to enhance hygiene and cleanability, the screw feeder was manufactured with all contact parts mirror finished to meet the stringent standards of the pharmaceutical sector and was also supplied with a specialised control panel manufactured solely for this application.

 

Flexible screw conveyor with two-way diverter valve

A renowned international ceramics company headquartered in South Wales approached us with a request to manufacture a hopper and flexible screw conveyor that features a two-way diverter valve arrangement. This equipment was needed to integrate into a tablet press, replacing an old and inefficient system.

The primary challenge was the material being handled, which exhibited poor flow properties and a tendency to bridge. To effectively address these issues, we engineered the hopper with both an agitator and a vibratory device. The agitator helps maintain consistent material movement within the hopper, preventing blockages, while the vibratory device ensures continuous flow by reducing material bridging and clumping.

The new system seamlessly integrated with the client’s existing setup and improved material flow, enhancing overall efficiency by ensuring a smooth and consistent product flow. It also provided the client with a reliable, high-performance setup that minimises downtime and maintenance needs, ultimately contributing to improved operational productivity.

Pharmaceutical Micro screw feeder

Trantec’s Micro Screw Feeders are specifically engineered to deliver minimal feeding rates with exceptional accuracy, precisely dosing down to just a few milligrams per minute, making them ideal for applications demanding high precision and consistency.

Suitable for the food, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries, where cleanliness is critical, our micro feeders feature quick-release mechanisms and smooth, easy-to-clean surfaces. These features minimise downtime and simplify maintenance, which is especially beneficial in industries with stringent hygiene standards.

Previously at Trantec, we manufactured a custom-made micro screw feeder for a pharmaceutical company in the United States. Highlighting its advanced design and precision engineering, this model exemplifies our commitment to delivering tailored solutions that meet the unique demands of our clients. Featuring a hygienic tri-clover inlet and tri-clover drop-down tube, blue metal-detectable seals, custom-size auger screw, mounting points and mirror finish, this micro feeder provides the ultimate hygienic micro dosing solution. 

Ridgid screw conveyor for handling plastics

At Trantec, we pride ourselves on delivering customised solutions across all industries, including the plastic industry. Previously, we manufactured two rigid screw conveyor systems for a waste management and recycling company in the UK. The conveyors included integrated hoppers and frames and were Robust in construction and manufactured from mild steel to ensure durability and long-lasting performance.  

These conveyors were specifically designed to integrate into the client’s existing setup seamlessly. This ensured a smooth transition and compatibility with their current operations. The conveyors were required to transport plastics into two extrusion systems and ensure efficient and reliable material handling throughout the process.

Filling machine auger screws

Augers UK is a division of Trantec Solids Handling that specialises in the manufacturing of high-quality augers tailored for various auger-based machinery applications, including filling machines and screw feeders. 

Previously, we completed a project for a UK-based food manufacturer, delivering multiple filling machine auger screws designed to handle herbs and spices. These augers are engineered to maintain the integrity of the ingredients, ensuring consistent and precise filling processes.

Committed to excellence, all auger screws are meticulously manufactured in-house on state-of-the-art CNC machinery, enabling us to produce auger screws with exceptional precision, catering to the unique specifications of each project, adhering to Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) standards to ensure compatibility and optimal performance. This ensures that every auger screw we manufacture meets the highest standards of accuracy and durability, essential for efficient and reliable operation in diverse industrial environments. 

 

Stainless Steel filling machine augers

Our dedication to quality drives every aspect of our work. We use top-grade materials and advanced technology to craft each auger screw meticulously. Every custom-made augers is designed to meet your specific needs, ensuring optimal performance for your unique applications. 

Whether you need augers for industrial, agricultural, or commercial applications, you can trust our solutions to deliver exceptional performance and longevity. Recently we manufactured two filling machine augers for a UK-based company. Crafted from 316 stainless steel, the material choice ensures superior durability and corrosion resistance, meeting stringent hygiene standards required in industries such as food processing, pharmaceuticals, and chemicals.

ATEX rated screw feeders

The image showcases two custom-made ATEX-rated screw feeders we designed and manufactured for an environmental company based in Europe. The client approached us, requiring two feeders, one for handling Sodium bicarbonate and the other for feeding Calcium nitrate into their existing system.

Both screw feeders had 100L extension hoppers to ensure a continuous supply of materials, reducing the need for frequent refills and featuring contra-rotating agitators, which provide a robust solution for maintaining material consistency and preventing blockages within the feeder.

They also were equipped with ATEX-rated motors to comply with stringent safety standards and operate safely in a potentially explosive atmospheres and where supplied with a beadblasted smooth surface finish. 

Screw conveyor inlet for handling seasonings

The attached images showcase a screw conveyor inlet we recently designed and manufactured for a renowned UK-based food manufacturer. The client faced persistent challenges with their existing system’s cleanliness, which was notoriously difficult to clean.
 

To address this issue and ensure maximum hygiene, we engineered an inlet tailored for easy cleaning, meeting their hygiene and operational efficiency needs. Featuring a quick-release bomb door and tube connectors, it allows easy access to all parts for thorough cleaning, alongside a new seal design that enables rapid and easy removal for cleaning. The inlet also featured a crevice-free design to minimise areas where residue can accumulate, reducing the risk of contamination.

These enhancements not only improve the ease of cleaning but also significantly reduce downtime, boosting the overall efficiency of the client’s production line.

Stainless Steel Auger screws for food applications

Our augers represent the pinnacle of quality, meticulously engineered to meet the highest standards of precision and excellence. Each auger is machined with unmatched accuracy, utilising advanced CNC machinery, ensuring consistency and reliability in every production run. 

Following machining, our augers undergo a customised polishing process to meet our customers’ specific requirements and preferences. This meticulous attention to detail guarantees a superior finish and optimal performance in their respective applications. 

The image included is of multiple auger screws we recently produced for a prominent UK-based coffee manufacturer. Manufactured from stainless steel with a smooth polished finish, these auger screws are easy to clean an maintain, and provide exceptional resistance to corrosion, ensuring longevity and durability even in harsh environments or when handling corrosive materials.

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