TPI Designs, Manufactures, Procures and Installs many types of conveyors
Apron Conveyors and Apron Feeders are normally used for handling abrasive, heavy materials that may
have large lumps or be quite hot (several hundred degrees). The material is carried on overlapping
metal plates (or “pans”) that are mounted between dual strands for heavy duty engineering class chains
with either 6”, 9” or 12” pitch. The chains are usually equipped with single flanged rollers which ride
on either fabricated metal tracks or train-type rails; typical options are 3”, 3 1/2” 4” or 5” diameter
There are various types and styles of pans to accommodate many variations in the material being
handled, some of which can be very heavy duty and suitable for red hot materials, such as material
being discharged directly from a kiln. The dual side mounted chains make this style conveyor suitable
for instances that require a horizontal in-feed section and then a vertical curve to obtain some
elevation change at the discharge end; it can also be applied in an “S-Path” configuration with both
concave and convex curves.
In all honesty, Apron conveyors are one of the most expensive options available for moving product
from point A to point B; would anybody use them if there was another viable option?
TPI Engineered Systems is based in Atlanta, Georgia; serving as the premier designer, engineer,
manufacturer, and installer of custom bulk materials conveyor systems all across the United States. For
more information on any of the TPI Systems, call 804-232-4580 to speak to one of our knowledgeable and
highly experienced employees.
We can design and build systems customized to handle:
Aggregates and Crushed Stone
Biomass, TDF & RDF
Cement & Clinker
Coal & Boiler Ash
Fertilizers & Phosphates
Fly Ash & Bottom Ash
Gypsum & FGD
Iron Oxide & Millscale
Kaolin & other Clays
Meat Scraps & Bones
OSB & Wafer Board
Paper Pulp & Sludge
Recycling & PET
Sand & Foundry Sand
Sugar Cane, Sugar Beets & Bagasse
Wood Chips, Sawdust & Wood Shavings
And many others!
DID YOU KNOW?
Through the use of our “Engineered for the Project” system, we design and fabricate a Bulk Material
Handling System to fit your specific requirements.
Our experience is the difference
From start to finish - from design to assembly - put our experience to work for you!