Preventing Frozen Bulk Material & Conveyor Belts: What to Know & Use This Winter

Posted on November 24, 2021 in Conveyor Belts, and Maintenance

Preventing Frozen Bulk Material & Conveyor Belts What to Know & Use This Winter Steady, efficient production at a bulk material handling operation can involve more than controlling dust and having the right equipment for material containment and flow on the conveyor belt. Managing weather conditions also becomes a factor, especially in winter when they […]

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Conveyor Belt Tracking: Prevent Misalignment

Posted on November 15, 2021 in Conveyor Belts

Conveyor Belt Alignment Proper conveyor belt alignment plays a significant role in efficiency at a bulk material handling plant. Misalignment occurs when there is a problem with the conveyor belt tracking, the process for keeping the conveyor belt on its proper path. Just a few causes of conveyor belt mistracking might include: The consequences of […]

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Drop & Slide Return

Posted on November 3, 2021 in Conveyor Belts

Drop & Slide Return The Drop & Slide Return is receiving tremendous interest!  Some of the reactions/comments noted most recently include: Cement plant on clinker belts.  Dangerous area to work with slip, trip, and fall issues.  Would be very helpful to service conveyors from one side only! Quarry tunnel under crushers.  The far side wall […]

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Industrial Dust Control

Posted on October 28, 2021 in Dust Control

Total Containment of an Absolute Challenge The hardworking professionals behind bulk material handling dedicate their time, thought, and effort to a vital industrial service. The products and solutions they provide support daily living and commerce throughout the U.S. and the world. Their profession also exposes them to the ever-present risk of fugitive dust, which escapes […]

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Freeing Material to Flow

Posted on October 15, 2021 in Flow Control Chutes, Material Flow, and Transfer Systems

Discrete Element Method (DEM) & Transfer Point Solutions The proper flow of material is vital to a bulk handling operation. However, each operation also contends with its particular material challenges, and they can surface anywhere from silos to bins to hoppers to the conveyor belt. Bulk material flow results from how its particles move, changing […]

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Iron Ore: From Mining to Processing to Dust Control

Posted on October 5, 2021 in Dust Control

Iron ore is a rock or mineral from which metallic iron can be extracted economically. It constitutes 5% of the earth’s crust. Viable forms of ore contain between 25% and 60% iron. Ore greater than 60% iron is known as natural ore or direct shipping ore, meaning it can be fed directly into iron-making blast […]

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Industrial Clean Sweep Air Cannon System

Posted on September 23, 2021 in Material Flow

Industrial Clean Sweep AC Air Cannon System Most bulk material handlers would agree that a perfect day at the plant would include an uninterrupted material flow: no shutdowns, little to no maintenance, nothing but steady production from sun up to sundown. Clean Sweep eliminates bridging, ratholes, and material handling build-up. Each nozzle emits a high-pressure, […]

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Belt Conveyor Impact Loading Equipment: Keeping an Eye on Success in the Load Zone

Posted on December 20, 2021 in Conveyor Belts, Material Handling, and Transfer Systems

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 spillage. This creates more concerns, such as housekeeping and […]

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Controlling Dust at Your Plant

Posted on September 14, 2021 in Dust Control, Fugitive Dust Emissions, and Material Handling

Inhalable dust can lodge in the nose, throat, or upper respiratory tract. Fine inhalable dust can penetrate the body’s built-in cleaning mechanisms (e.g., mucus membranes) and travel deep into the bloodstream as well as the lungs, where they are likely to remain. Consistent exposure to inhalable and fine inhalable dust can irritate airways, aggravate allergies […]

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Confined Spaces in Bulk Material Handling: Keeping Yours Safe and Clean

Posted on August 26, 2021 in Dust Control, and Maintenance

Most bulk material handling plants have confined spaces that are restricted or limited for access and not designed for continuous occupancy. According to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), more than 1.5 million workers enter confined spaces each year. Because of the nature of confined spaces, workers must enter them with great caution and […]

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