Material handling cost plays crucial role in any manufacturing industries. A judicious selection of material handling system or equipment can only help to enhance productivity and thereby increasing profitability of an industry. Extensive studies require for establishing cost effective solution related to selection of right handling system. The objective of work is to find out running cost associated with screw type horizontal conveyor through experimental investigation of consume power and associated torque against three different types of screw flight(Continuous, Ribbon and Cut Flight) of same nominal diameter and pitch while keeping conveying distance as constant with same material at different screw speed. The experiment was conducted against two different trough heights for finding out mass flow rate. The consume power, torque and conveying energy efficiency calculated with three different screw flight and the results were compared for analysis. Hence on the basis of experimental results, conclusion was drawn. Present work confirming experimentally that the consume power at conveyor shaft and torque in case of ribbon flight was found to be 10 percent less than that of the continuous screw type of same nominal diameter, pitch and helix angle with same range of speed against single conveying material type in case of both the trough height(112 mm and 180 mm), which was in line with the statement made earlier. In addition to that a trial has been made to establish a comparison in terms of consume power in between ribbon and cut flight against a constant trough height, which was not reported earlier. This comparative study may be helpful for taking decision in selecting material handling equipment type for specific application area. Now a day overall energy consumption becomes serious concern for different industries.