Incline Conveying

Better Belts Yield Big Benefits In Incline Conveying. By Michael Schroeder Due to their very nature, aggregates operations often require conveying on an incline, typically on intricate conveyor systems with multiple belted conveyors running at once and at different heights and speeds. While many may think a conveyor belt is simply just a piece of rubber and fabric, that rubber…

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How to Select the Proper Aggregate Belt

It Can Be Challenging To Identify Exactly What Conveyor 
Belt Specification Is Best For Your Application. By Corey Jackson With today’s technological advances and numerous options in conveyor belt construction and materials, it can be challenging to identify exactly what conveyor belt specification is best for your application. There are four factors to consider when selecting conveyor belts for aggregates.…

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Precision Pulley & Idler (PPI) Releases the Return Training Bracket

Precision Pulley & Idler (PPI) is launching a new belt training device to the market with the release of the patented Return Training Bracket. Conveyor belt tracking has always been a challenge in the material handling industry, leading to the development of many belt training devices. Often these devices have proven to be ineffective or very cost prohibitive. One of…

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ASGCO Announces Improvements to Tru-Trainer Tracking Idlers

ASGCO “Complete Conveyor Solutions” announced new improvements to its line of Tru-Trainer Dual Return Conveyor Belt Tracking Idlers. The new patent-pending design is engineered for heavy-duty conveyor applications with high conveyor belt speeds and tonnages. The updated Tru-Trainer Dual Return features a new lower profile design for more compact conveyors with a low height clearance as seen in many conveyor…

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Conveyance Systems: From Reactive to Preventive Maintenance

Reactive Maintenance Wreaks Havoc And Causes Unplanned Labor, Downtime, Extra Costs For Components. By Jason Crain  Preventive maintenance (PM) is a concept we all know but may struggle with in our work and personal lives. In operations, it refers to scheduled maintenance tasks to maximize the life of wearable components.  Often, there is not enough time for required daily tasks…

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Brand-New Skirting System Controls Conveyor Dust Emissions

Superior Industries Inc. recently completed development of a brand new Modular Skirting System. The easy to install accessory controls dust and prevents spillage within conveyor load and transfer zones. “Our crews visit and collect data from thousands of conveyor systems each year and we figure about half of them would benefit from material containment components,” said Paul D. Schmidgall, chief…

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Continental Offers Rugged Fortress XP Conveyor Belt

The Fortress XP from Continental is a rugged fabric-reinforced conveyor belt designed to withstand high-abuse applications. Manufactured with revolutionary Fortress Technology for exceptional performance in the most demanding applications delivering up to three times longer belt life, Fortress XP delivers the lowest cost-per-ton, to protect your business from unexpected and unscheduled conveyor belt changeouts, according to the company.

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ASGCO Announces New Grizzly Conveyor Belt Skiver

ASGCO “Complete Conveyor Solutions” announces the latest addition to its line of conveyor belt products that enhance efficiency, safety and productivity. The Grizzly Conveyor Belt Skiver is a safe and easy way of removing/recessing the conveyor belt covers for the installation of mechanical fasteners. The Grizzly Conveyor Belt Skiver is battery-operated (18-volt) with dual-acting tungsten carbide blades that accurately skives…

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Conveyor Components Company Offers Damaged/Ripped Belt Detector

The model DB from Conveyor Components Company is a cable-operated damaged belt detector that looks for punctures, tears or protrusions through the conveyor belt and provides a means of automatic shutdown to limit the amount of damage to the conveyor belt.  The output contacts of the Model DB can control up to two separate circuits, one for machinery shutdown and…

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