The feed system of processes which involved conveying materials through a processing unit is serviced by a most ingenious system. It is one that utilizes classic principles of hydraulics and like operating methods. It will easily and quickly transfer the needed materials for processes like garbage disposal, animal feeding, and distribution of certain granulated materials.
Those who have need for it are industries or facilities with large scale needs for transferring materials in larger volumes. The screw conveyors were designed precisely for this concern, and they can run continuously for many hours without need for reloading and switching. Thus large volumes of things, like feeds, can be processed out of a continuously operating machine.
Most of the things that run through this kind of conveyor are granulated. Either in large form or in microscopic powder, but the conveyor is able to transmit these through the system with ease. It simply needs to turn and the transfer process is effected, and the system is done easily with simple electrical conduits.
What people need for systems like these is for them to move at high rates of efficiency. This is ideally done without much need of manual labor or human effort. Sometimes, the controls are simply set with digital means and left to run with the system for many hours without anyone monitoring the process.
The safety factor is good enough for people to have little worries of accidents or even spillage. The screw conveyor is laid down in a sealed in grid and will not be stuck. It is because the continuous movement of materials is assured by the wide spaces provided by the screws, and because the flow is of granules and not larger items that can block up.
Thus some processes go on for days and nights until the transfer of materials is completed. Some monitoring may be done, but only to assure that the time run is something that is precise. And this is usually the case here, because the operators can usually solve for time that will elapse for any quantity of material processed.
What many have is a simple horizontal platform on which the screw is located. The power source can be set farther, to ensure there are no accidents involving electrical flux. Putting on some modulating gadget like a power regulator can also help, so that the run for any machinery is constant and steady.
This is automation at its most simple purpose, one that does not require too many mathematical fields except those that operate for mechanical processes. The physics are at a primitive level, because the meeting between machine and transferrable items does not particularly require complexity. Thus it is a pure form, which means that the line is continuous without resorting to more or other methods.
Some conveyors can be slanted to receive angular processes that are needed. It is usually a funnel type of system that can run on a gravity feed. This requires less need of electricity or fuel for the motors that are being used and this spells more efficient processes, although this is more a specialized set up than most.