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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.