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

Posted on November 24, 2021

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: What to Know to Prevent Misalignment

Posted on November 15, 2021

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

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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Drop & Slide Idler: Solving Belt-Access Challenges

Posted on June 22, 2021

Bulk material handling professionals know the problems that can arise with the conveyor belt. A belt that isn’t properly moving can disrupt your operation’s entire schedule. Mistracking, belt slipping, and material blockage and spillage can halt production and result in costly maintenance. This becomes especially true in harsh environments. Having proper conveyor belt idlers is […]

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Conveyor Belt Wash Box: Clean, Safe & Compliant

Posted on April 22, 2021

If your bulk material handling operation has specific concerns about environmental or governmental compliance, you’re likely preoccupied with issues caused by carryback. Material stuck to the belt affects housekeeping, belt tracking and especially dust control. With some bulk materials, you may find that standard belt-cleaning systems just aren’t thorough enough. Belt-surface blemishes can trap material […]

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Essential Positions & Ideal People

Posted on February 24, 2021

Essential Positions + Ideal People = Total Service and Solutions Production, maintenance, safety, compliance: Success in bulk material handling involves many facets. Properly managing each call for multidimensional support from a resource with knowledge, experience, and relationships reaching across years of hard work and discovery. A well-run and -maintained conveyor system is crucial to greater […]

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Conveyor Chute Spillage

Posted on November 11, 2020

Five Leading Reasons and How to Resolve Them Conveyor chutes are vital to bulk material handling. At the same time, just about every bulk material handler has had to contend with issues related to conveyor chute spillages, such as risks to safety, health, and compliance; slowed production; lost material; and extra housekeeping and maintenance costs. […]

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Conveyor Dust: Gaining Command of a Runaway Problem

Posted on October 6, 2020

Fugitive dust created by the conveyor in bulk material handling can turn into major setbacks if left unaddressed for too long. Production might continue, but it will be increasingly less efficient. Safety and compliance will become greater issues as well. You depend on your conveyor system to ensure exceptional customer service and achieve your operational […]

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Conveyor Belt Cleaners

Posted on September 17, 2020

Keeping Carryback Out of the Way Consistent production in bulk material handling is best achieved when a conveyor belt is clean and intact so it can continue to perform. Spillage around the head pulley and carryback dust and spillage indicate the belt’s cleaning system is compromised. A worn conveyor belt scraper is often the source […]

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Conveyor Belt Spillage: How Do You Control It?

Posted on September 2, 2020

Conveyor systems are central to bulk material handling. You depend on them to move immense amounts of product reliably and efficiently to support your production goals. At the same time, if left unchecked, spillage from the conveyor creates operational issues, especially around transfer points. As material falls from the carry side of the belt and […]

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