How to Improve Conveyor Belt Life & Performance

Posted on November 2, 2022

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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Belt Conveyor Impact Loading Equipment

Posted on October 11, 2022

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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Taking Control of the Biomass Load Zone

Posted on August 1, 2022

Biomass energy continues to grow in the U.S. In 2021, biomass provided about 4.8 trillion British thermal units (TBtu) of energy output (4.8 quadrillion BTU), which is equal to about 5% of total U.S. primary energy consumption. Of that amount, about 48% was from biofuels (mostly ethanol); 44% was from wood and wood-derived biomass; and […]

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Conveyor Belt Misalignment

Posted on June 15, 2022

Much is asked of the conveyor belt, which provides substantial effort and service for bulk material handling operations. As the belt conveys large amounts of raw material each day, it is important the correct conveyor cleaning strategy and center-loading practices are maintained to eliminate carryback and spillage issues. Belt tracking involves implementing corrective belt tracking […]

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Digital Scanning for Accurate Engineering

Posted on May 4, 2022

Bulk material handling operations continue to grow and produce with increasing demands and complexity. Achieving optimal customer service and operating margins production requires precision of system design, equipment, and procedures. It also calls for a common understanding of precise project details among plant managers and personnel. If equipment is not to spec, safe demolition is […]

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Ports & Terminals Material Handling: How to Avoid Demurrage Charges

Posted on April 11, 2022

Ports & Terminals Material Handling: How to Avoid Demurrage Charges Our domestic and global economies depend on international trade. A large part of that trade involves industrial ports and terminals through which barges and ships transport tons of materials through handling systems with many moving components. As the shipped product is loaded, unloaded, and conveyed, […]

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Conveyor Belt Idlers: Essential Parts Under the Belt

Posted on February 7, 2022

Conveyor Belt Idlers Bulk material handlers depend on the conveyor belt and idlers as foundational to daily operations. The performance of that vital component in turn greatly relies on other sometimes less-heralded parts that support and preserve its function. During a typical day, a conveyor belt will transfer tons of bulk material, much of which […]

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Freeing Material to Flow

Posted on October 15, 2021

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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Conveyor Belt Support: The Right Under to Balance the Over

Posted on August 27, 2019

Efforts to protect the conveyor belt and control dust and spillage frequently focus on solutions above the belt. This is helpful – but also often incomplete, as many problems originate beneath the belt. Efficient material flow systems include conveyor support above and below the belt. Benetech, Inc. specializes in complete conveyor belt support systems and […]

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MaxZone® XN Wear Liner

Posted on June 20, 2019

Benetech MaxZone® XN Wear Liner Outside Control of Better Inside Performance As a bulk material handling professional, you’re familiar with the challenges wear liners can pose. For optimal function, the conveyor liner should be inside the skirtboard and wear liner system; this protects the sealing system and chute work from the attrition of material loading […]

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