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The market is growing at a rapid pace for overland and ground line conveyors. With that said, it’s best to stop and listen to a knowledgeable conveyor engineer before you send your material down the road. Three considerations.
Conveyor maintenance is an important part of the lifespan of any piece of equipment. The harsh operating conditions increase the need for proper maintenance and create a need for design considerations.
When left unchecked, carry-back causes material buildups on idlers, pulleys and other components – a costly problem that greatly affects conveyor efficiency So, the use of a belt cleaner to control carry-back is a must.
The malfunction of just one conveyor component can delay all material production. The reliability of each conveyor component is vital. The idler (a roll or series of rolls that support the belt) is one such component, and as idlers are present along the entire length of the conveyor, they demand close scrutiny.
Conveyor belt mistracking – find the cause before you grab for the cure. Sounds obvious, but consider that belt misalignment (and the resulting material spillage and wear costs) can often be a significant factor behind dwindling profit margins.
Because the ends of a conveyor belt must be joined together to create a continuous belt, even the most properly specified belt is only as good as its splice. Operators must use the utmost care when employing either of two common splicing methods.
When determining which belt splicing method is best for a particular application the conveyor operator must consider the benefits of the two common splicing methods–vulcanized splicing and mechanical fasteners.
Producers can avoid costly downtime headaches by standardizing conveyors and components for easy, cost-effective maintenance. Top six benefits to standardizing your conveyors and components with a reliable vendor.
There are additional savings that you can squeeze out of your material handling operations–and it all starts in the specification phase of your conveyor systems. Take a look five key issues regarding conveyor savings, by design.
Doing the math, you’ll find that barge transportation is nearly ten times more fuel-efficient than truck transport. Learn more about barge loading as one of today’s major trends in conveying applications.
While the reliability of each conveyor component is key, it’s the often- overlooked idler that should always receive its proper consideration. Here are some simple tips on getting the most from your idlers.