ApplicationNo. 05/920658 filed on 06/30/1978
US Classes:198/690.1, Magnetic198/662, Plural helical surface formations198/670, With means for controlling flow or to assist conveying210/222MAGNETIC
ExaminersPrimary: Rowland, James L.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassB01D 21/00 (20060101)
AbstractAn apparatus for conveying solids from a lower to a higher elevation, such as metal cuttings from machine coolants, including a horizontal auger rotatably mounted in the semi-circular bottom of an open top hopper, one end of the hopper being open, an inclined auger rotatably mounted in a semi-circular bottomed inclined housing, the lower end of the housing communicating with the open end of the hopper, and the lower end of the inclined auger being below the hopper, the housing having a discharge chute at the upper end, liquids and solids inter-mixed being deposited into the opened top of the hopper to permit the liquids to overflow the hopper while the rotating horizontal auger moves solids onto the inclined auger which moves the solids upwardly within the housing, allowing the liquid to be drained therefrom and back into the hopper, the solids being discharged out the outlet chute and the liquids permitted to be returned for reuse or disposal.
Field of SearchScrew
Plural helical surface formations
Of opposite hand
With means for controlling flow or to assist conveying
With means to assist in discharging from or feeding to the housing of the helical surface information
Including bearing means
Bearing means directly engages periphery of the helical surface formation
Including drive means
Having reversible or variable speed