Safety by Design

Posted on January 31, 2023 in Conveyor Belts, and Material Handling

Safety issues in bulk material handling can often lead to personal hazards, increasing downtime, decreasing production, and compliance problems. Safe, productive, and profitable operations incorporate safety by design into their daily operations. What Are Hazards of Work with Conveyors? Bulk material handling includes massive machinery moving massive amounts of product. For this reason, operations are […]

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Conveyor Service Made Easy

Posted on January 15, 2023 in Conveyor Belts

The daily demands at a bulk material handling facility are high. To provide the service and support the customer needs, operators strive to move immense amounts of product within a targeted timeframe. Every day counts. Production schedules will typically aim to account for expected housekeeping and maintenance, particularly in the load zone and specifically at […]

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Combustible Dust Safety

Posted on January 4, 2023 in Dust Control, Fugitive Dust Emissions, and Material Handling

Bulk material handlers in the pulp and paper industry produce what is needed for items in widespread use each day, from packaging to printing to tissues. Even in an increasingly digital world, the average U.S. consumer uses more than 700 pounds of paper each year. While producing these materials, pulp and paper operators also generate […]

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Controlling Respirable Crystalline Silica

Posted on December 15, 2022 in Uncategorized

Respirable crystalline silica at bulk material handling facilities has continued to draw attention as information about its presence and dangers increases. This is particularly true in metal and non-metal mining. What Is Respirable Crystalline Silica? The most common mineral in the earth’s crust is silica, which is the chemical compound silicon dioxide (SiO2). It occurs […]

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Solving Clinker Handling Problems

Posted on December 5, 2022 in Dust Control, and Material Handling

Clinker is the primary ingredient in cement production. A mixture of limestone, clay, silica, iron oxide, and a small amount of alumina, the nodular material is produced in the kilning stage at the cement plant. Clinker allows for much less difficult conveying and shipping than would be required for cement powder. Once cooled and then […]

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How to Improve Conveyor Belt Life & Performance

Posted on November 2, 2022 in Conveyor Belts, Material Handling, and Transfer Systems

Success for your Plant’s bulk material handling operators is defined by one primary goal every day: Transfer the most material possible with limited downtime and maintenance in a workplace that is safe for themselves and their coworkers. Successful production depends on the harmony of interdependent material handling components optimized for safety and reliability. The heart […]

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Conveyor Transfer Points

Posted on October 18, 2022 in Conveyor Belts, and Material Handling

Bulk material handlers depend on properly engineered conveyor transfer points for steady and efficient production. Without them, as tons of material drop with intense impact from receiving chutes onto conveyor belts, (fugitive) material can collect on floors and equipment, creating numerous operational problems. Fugitive material often poses health and safety hazards in addition to requiring […]

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Belt Conveyor Impact Loading Equipment

Posted on October 11, 2022 in Conveyor Belts, Material Handling, and Transfer Systems

Keeping an Eye on Success in the Load Zone Bulk material handling involves transferring massive weights and amounts of a product. As tons of bulk material drop with a powerful force from receiving chutes onto a receiving conveyor belt, this impact zone can become highly susceptible to significant belt and frame damage and excessive material […]

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Preventing Material Pluggage & Blockage

Posted on September 29, 2022 in Material Flow, and Material Handling

Success in bulk material handling depends greatly on a steady material flow with minimal stoppage for housekeeping, maintenance, and repair. When the material flow is challenged, it can impact operating efficiency while also creating safety risks. A common source of poor material flow is material build-up causing pluggage in system components such as chutes, bins, […]

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Dust Suppression Methods for the Aggregate Industry

Posted on September 1, 2022 in Dust Control

Bulk material handling of aggregates such as limestone, gravel, and sand remains highly competitive, even in periods of fluctuating economic activity. Product still needs to be moved and transported, deadlines have to be met, and operations must remain profitable. Top operational goals are ensuring that production continues, material is not wasted, and downtime is minimized. […]

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