• may2

    Cat Introduces the PM620 and PM622 Cold Planers

    The PM620 and PM622 are powered by a Cat C18 ACERT engine, a turbocharged, 6-cylinder diesel engine that provides 470 kW (630 hp) of gross power. The C18 engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final and EU Stage IV emission standards. The engine is iso-mounted to reduce vibration and increase operator comfort. The Automatic Engine […]

  • may1

    Activated Roller Belts Are Endlessly Mesmerizing

    If it can be said that conveyor belts have defining qualities, perhaps their most defining is that they move in one direction. Well, not all conveyor belts. This omnidirectional conveyor belt is built by Intralox, a company based out of New Orleans with a history that matches the city. Its parent company Laitram was founded1949 […]

  • may2

    New technology generates power using conveyor belt energy

    Martin Engineering has introduced its new technology that uses kinetic energy from a moving conveyor belt to generate power to run electronic systems within a power station. The Martin Roll Gen System to create a self contained mini power station that allows operators to run electrical monitoring systems and safety mechanisms. Operators are not required […]

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    New Technology Generates Power Using Conveyor Belt Kinetic Energy

    Martin Engineering has introduced a technology that uses the kinetic energy from a moving conveyor belt to generate enough power to run a wide variety of electronic systems. The Martin Roll Gen System was designed to create a self-contained mini power station that allows operators to run electrical monitoring systems and safety mechanisms. Able to […]

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    Flexible screw conveyor for front-end loaders

    KENT-based Flexicon have introduced a new extreme-duty flexible screw conveyor system with purpose-built hopper for the transfer of bulk material received from front-end loaders. The conveyor consists of a heavy-gauge stainless steel screw that rotates within a 200mm stainless steel tube. Since the conveyor is driven at its top end by a 15kW variable-speed electric […]

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    Transporting 1,000 metric tons of gold ore per hour

    To connect the El Limón gold ore pit with the processing plant it was necessary to overcome an altitude difference of about 400m in steep terrain. Minera Media Luna, S.A. de C.V. (MML), 100% owned subsidiary of Torex Gold Resources Inc., opted for the RopeCon as a means to transport 1,000 metric tons of gold […]

  • may2

    Warehouse Design Key In Goal To Double Sales

    A vital part of Werner Electric Supply’s goal to double sales to $500 million by 2020 is its 200,000-square-foot state-of-the-art distribution center in Appleton, WI. Not long ago, the distributor of electrical, lighting, datacomm, pneumatic, safety, and automation solutions was operating out of a 100,000-square-foot facility and was leasing additional warehouse space. “We built the […]

  • may1

    A golden business anniversary

    The belief at Dorner Manufacturing is to move fast and move smart. The company has lived up to its belief system. Dorner has grown leaps and bounds since it opened for business on January 14, 1966 as a tool and die shop. Since then, Dorner has grown into a successful business of designing and building […]

  • may6

    Hibbett Sports: Managing the flow

    For its new 420,000-square-foot facility outside of Birmingham, Ala., Hibbett Sports designed fulfillment processes that enable preallocated cartons to flow quickly and efficiently from receiving to shipping. Meanwhile, stores are replenished at the item level from a put-to-light pick mezzanine. Software integrates mixed SKU cases from the replenishment area into the flow of full cases […]

  • may5

    Martin Engineering offers new line of chevron conveyor belt cleaners

    Martin Engineering says its new line of cleaning alternatives to standard blades promotes longer belt life with less downtime, leading to a lower cost of operation. All are mounted on a steel main frame attached to the conveyor, which holds the cleaning unit firmly in place. Martin Brush Cleaners are said to be specially designed […]

  • may4

    United States’ conveyor system industry 2016 market available in new report

    The report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. The Conveyor System market analysis is provided for the United States markets including development trends, competitive landscape analysis, and key regions development status. Development policies and plans are discussed as well as manufacturing processes and Bill of Materials […]

  • may3

    AUTOMATIC PALLET TRUCK IN-FLOOR CONVEYOR SYSTEM BY SI SYSTEMS

    The new Lo-Tow pallet truck in-floor conveyor system is designed to improve operator productivity and accuracy. Operators load their pallet trucks and bring it over to the nearest towline station. They scan the destination, engage the towpin in seconds and the pallet truck is automatically delivered to the correct location in minutes, eliminating all human […]

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    Conveyor Belt Tracking – Mistracking Causes and Solutions

    Conveyor Belt is the carrying medium of a belt conveyor often called as conveyor belt. Conveyor system consists of two or more pulleys commonly called as drums with an endless loop of carrying medium that rotates about them. When one or both are powered the belt and the material on the belt will move forward. […]

  • may1

    Lectra Aims to Disrupt Auto Leather Value Chain

    The outlook for automotive leather is looking bright. Demand is soaring worldwide as automakers seek to make the interiors of vehicles from subcompacts to pickup trucks more luxurious. Plus, the availability of hides is improving because fewer shoes are being made of leather due to a global consumer shift to more casual footwear. According to […]

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    Eagle SureConnect, an important innovation from Fenner Drives, radically reduces the complexity of installing polyurethane belting – slashing downtime and associated labor costs. The Manheim, Pa. company is an international leader in the supply of value-added, problem-solving products for conveying and power transmission applications. Countless industrial and manufacturing processes rely on uninterrupted service from conveyors. […]

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    Factors to Consider in Food Processing Metal Conveyor System Design

    The designing of the ideal food processing system is vast because of the complexity and diversity of the food processing industry. Some of the factors that may affect the system design include the qualities of food being processed, the sanitation methods used to prevent the formation of bacteria, the environmental conditions where the foods are […]

  • may4

    ProSpare to launch Starclean at Hillhead 2016

    A NEW product which tackles the challenges of belt cleaning in a completely different way to traditional belt scrapers has been launched by ProSpare. FE Schulte Strathaus & Co KG have been at the heart of changing the way conveyor belts are cleaned across Europe, but their ground-breaking new system has not been available in […]

  • may3

    ABB to automate 13-kilometer long conveyor system at Chilean copper mine

    ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, won an order from Tenova TAKRAF Chile to automate one of the world’s most powerful conveyor belt systems to be built at Chuquicamata Mine in Chile. The belt system will deliver copper ore from the underground mine directly to the concentrator plant, 13 kilometers away from the […]

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    Different Types of Mechanical Conveyors

    The advancing technology has made transportation very easy. Now we use different types of conveyors to transport solids. Below we have made a list of some of the most common mechanical conveyors. Belt This is the most common type of mechanical conveyors. They are very popular in the industry for transporting material and moving parts […]

  • may1

    New conveyor system transporting bulk material efficiently from open pit mines

    Excavators and trucks are conventionally used to transport material extracted from open pit mines. This material removal method, which relies on diesel power, has several disadvantages including high operating costs for fuel, personnel, accommodation, travelling and maintenance; high safety risk created by weather conditions or human factors; and environmental damage caused by carbon and noise […]

  • may6

    What goes around, comes around

    Tucked into the right-hand corner when you first walk into the Burlington Town Center is a sight unlike anything else in the area: a collection of booth-style tables arranged for easy access to the small plates of sushi that pass by on an ever-moving conveyor belt in the center. A Cuisine is an Asian fusion […]

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    Many times a day at a busy power plant in Ohio, a barge unloads onto a fast moving belt. The familiar noisiness of a speeding conveyor belt being loaded should be reassuring, but when the load zone is losing material, dust is clouding the impact area and components are covered with escaped product; it is […]

  • may4

    WTE Pipe Conveyor System Transports Waste from Wastewater Treatment Plants

    A Kansas City, Mo., international system supplier for intralogistic solutions is supplying utility companies with its pipe conveyor to transport household and industrial waste as well as sewage sludge from wastewater treatment plants to power stations. The conveyor is energy efficient and able to convey waste products through public spaces without affecting the environment because […]

  • may2

    New conveyor return idler offers economical solution to control carryback material

    Carryback material, one of the leading causes of extraordinary conveyor maintenance, can now be removed economically from the conveyor belt with a new solution from Superior Industries, Inc., a major U.S.-based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems. The new solution from Superior Industries, the Urathon Beater Roll removes carryback material […]

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    Conveyor System Maintenance Tips to Keep the Belts Running

    Lots of companies these days are trying to cut down on their expenses because of the present situation of the economy. They are faced with the hard task of keeping an old conveyor system up and running well when ordinarily it should be heading to the garbage. Unlike wine, mechanical equipment does not get better […]

  • may1

    Martin Engineering boasts specialised conveyor belt cleaners

    Martin Engineering boasts a family of specialty belt cleaners designed to address challenging applications, from viscous food manufacturing to hot slag. Developed in response to customer input, Martin Engineering conducted extensive research at its Center for Innovation (CFI) facility in Illinois in the USA to find conveyor solutions to carryback, belt health, spillage and pulley/idler […]

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    Conveyor Systems for Automated Parking

    With the increasing population and advancing technology, almost everything has improved and become automated. Then why should one of the most common things i.e. parking systems be left manual? They need to be upgraded and updated as well. Thanks to the amazing technology of conveyors, we know have fully automated parking system. What is an […]

  • may5

    Pipe Conveyor Offers Maximum Environmental Protection

    Portlandzementwerk Wotan H. Schneider from Üxheim-Ahütte in the Volcanic Eifel has acquired a pipe conveyor manufactured by Beumer Group to transport clinker to its cement mill. The 200-metre-long conveying system is customized to fit into the local environment. Since the system is completely enclosed, no material can fall on the road or passing vehicles. Additionally, […]

  • may6

    Miedema launches new MC Conveyor Series

    Miedema, specialist in planting, storage and sorting technology, is introducing a new generation of the MC (Miedema Conveyor) series, single and duo belt conveyors. Thanks to its INNOVATIVE solutions, the MC series is more than just a simple transport conveyor. The tough, durable construction makes these transport conveyors the most RELIABLE and product-friendly series on […]

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    Conveying Equipment Orders up $860 Million in 2015

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reports that 2015 shipments in North America were up 7.7%. CEMA estimates that shipments totaled $11.923 billion for 2015, a record level and an increase of $860 million from 2014 shipments of $11.063 billion. CEMA estimates that new orders totaled $11.154 billion in 2015. New orders in 2015 were […]

  • may3

    New Bucket Elevator or Conveyor Monitoring System

    4B Components Ltd has released the fourth generation Watchdog control unit for monitoring bucket elevators and conveyors. The Watchdog Super Elite (WDC4) is easy to install and simple to set-up. The system processes signals from up to 15 sensors for belt speed, belt misalignment, continuous bearing temperature, pulley misalignment, and plug conditions on bucket elevators […]

  • may1.1

    Belt Tracking: V-guide vs Crowned Pulley?

    Conveyor systems have become an important part not only the transport industry but also many other industries. With every passing day more and more people are becoming aware of their advantages and they are incorporating them in their business. Despite all the advantages that are offered by these amazing systems, they too come with certain […]

  • may2

    City strikes recycling deal that eliminates glass

    Glass no longer will be accepted in Houston’s curbside recycling program under a two-year deal with Waste Management, Mayor Sylvester Turner announced Friday. The city’s curbside recycling program was in limbo after city officials and the Houston-based waste giant hit an impasse this week over contract negotiations, prompting concerns about a potential lapse in service. […]

  • may1

    New Conveyor Belt Increases Sanitation, Pocket Capacity

    The new staggered sidewall belt for Dorner’s AquaPruf VBT conveyor features vertical belt technology, which makes it easier to clean and sanitize, provides greater pocket capacity, and also requires less maintenance than a traditional bucket elevator. Dorner spent more than a year developing the staggered sidewall belt with its belt manufacturing partner. The belt was […]

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    Conveyor belts in food industry

    Conveyor belts in food industry always carry lots of significance in manufacturing as they can affect the way speed of the transportation of material required for cooking. Food like confectionery, baking, Dough processing, meat and poultry processing, etc. requires different conveyor belts so that they can be carried from one place to another more effectively […]

  • may6

    New conveyor belt cleaner design reduces cost of ownership

    A new conveyor belt cleaner has been engineered to contain a smaller total volume of urethane, while maximizing the usable area, produced in a streamlined process that allows the manufacturer to reduce the purchase price and overall cost of ownership. By minimizing the non-consumable portion of the blade, the heavy-duty primary belt cleaner delivers the […]

  • may5

    The mistake that made them millions

    THEY had the perfect formula for overnight export success – selling a much-loved, tried and tested ginger fizzy drink to billions of Chinese whose love affair with the medicinal herb stretches back thousands of years. But it didn’t quite work out that way. Bundaberg Brewed Drinks learnt the hard way it’s a much tougher sell […]

  • may4

    The ideal permanent splice for conveyor belt repairs

    BMG’s highly efficient belt fastener system – the Super-Screw – which was originally used as a temporary alternative to conventional hot and cold splicing, has proved to be totally reliable as a permanent splice for conveyor belt repairs. “This high strength splicing system is a flexible rubber splice using self tapping screws that enable Super-Screw […]

  • may3

    Weba Chute Systems helps eliminate material degradation

    Weba Chute Systems MD Mark Baller explains that a systems approach to bulk solids handling design is essential to ensure operational characteristics are matched throughout the plant. By custom designing each transfer point, individual Weba Chute Systems can be configured to suit each particular application. “Our system uses a ‘supertube’, with a cascade scenario, where […]

  • may1

    City’s free ride to recycling success about to end

    For city leaders, recycling typically is a no-brainer, both environmentally virtuous and a money-maker. Now, plunging commodities prices have Houston facing, for the first time, the prospect of paying nearly twice as much to get rid of the cardboard, bottles and cans its residents roll to the curb as it costs to send them to […]

  • may6

    Conveyor Boasts Three-at-a-Time Floor-Level Loading Capability

    Orion Packaging (powered by Pro Mach) showcased its new low-profile, three-strand chain conveyor at Pack Expo 2014. With a pass height of four inches, the Lo-Pro enables convenient loading of multiple loads via hand-powered pallet jacks or electric “walkies” equipped with long forks. It’s also suitable for half-pallets, which are becoming more popular within the […]

  • may5

    Conveying Bulk Commodities

    The conveyor pictured is designed to distribute bulk commodities into dozens of bulk storage bins with staggered inlet openings. Material is received from a bucket elevator, conveyed along the length of the central conveyor, and then elevated and discharged through a tripper and onto a cross belt conveyor. The tripper carriage is self propelled, and […]

  • may4

    Modular and Flexible Conveyor Meets Most Needs

    Today’s conveyor systems have to deal with a wide variety of products and smaller batches, yet still be easy to reconfigure for handling new tasks. To address those demands, Bosch Rexroth Corp., headquartered in Germany, developed the VarioFlow plus chain-conveyor system. Its components, drive units, and accessories work with all conveyor widths, which range from […]

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    Conveyors in Baggage handling system

    Conveyors systems have been incorporated in every part of all the industries. They have revolutionized the way heavy solids were carried from one place to other. They have made the transport of almost all kinds of material easy, not just inside the workplace but also outside of it. They offer secure and reliable transportation system. […]

  • may3

    Vecoplan opens new test lab

    Vecoplan, Archdale, North Carolina, has christened its new test lab, which the company describes as “an integral part of Vecoplan’s continuing expansion.” The lab serves two functions vital to Vecoplan’s long-term goals, according to the company. “First it provides a practical hands-on environment to test the feasibility and ensure the quality of our R&D efforts,” […]

  • may2

    Mining freefall taking toll on rubber industry

    It wasn’t pretty in the mining industry during 2014 or 2015. Producers of rubber products such as conveyor belts for the mining industry experienced very difficult times. Added to the companies’ displeasure has been the downturn in the oil and gas sector, where a number also have a stake. Expect more of the same in […]

  • may1

    Dorner Conveyor Platforms Roll Out at WestPack

    The new AquaPruf VBT conveyor will headline Dorner Mfg.’s platforms on display at WestPack 2016 (Booth 5010), Feb. 9-11, Anaheim, Calif. The VBT (vertical belt technology) conveyor moves bulk products in straight-up 90-deg. sanitary applications. A staggered sidewall belt increases pocket capacity and improves product release versus a traditional sidewall belt. It can elevate a […]

  • may6

    Exchanging Italy’s Longest Conveyer Belt

    For plant operators, exchanging a conveyor belt often means long downtimes and halting production as well as financial losses. But the Italian cement producer Buzzi Unicem Spa allowed just 17 days to change a steel cord belt in one of its conveyor systems. Thanks to their detailed action plan, the service team from the ContiTech […]

  • may5

    Cutting conveyor chute buildup

    New dribble chutes have been launched to prevent buildup in conveyor discharge chutes. Martin, a global bulk materials handling business, has developed a new solution to prevent carryback released by secondary conveyor belt conveyors from sticking to the rear slope of the discharge chute. Typically, if left to build up, material can compress on secondary […]

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    Uses of Conveyor Belting in the agricultural industry

    In today’s world where transportation is perhaps one of the most elements for the business to succeed, people are always in search of better, faster and cost effective technique of transporting, tracking and processing their goods. In the recent years, conveyor belt system has emerged as one of the best ways of transporting product. This […]

  • may4

    Vibrating Subfloor Prevents Buildup in Conveyor Discharge Chutes

    The Martin Vibrating Dribble Chute prevents carryback released by secondary conveyor belt cleaners from sticking to the rear slope of the discharge chute. If left to build up, material can encapsulate secondary cleaners and deposit harmful carryback onto the return side of the belt, fouling idlers, and pulleys. The Vibrating Dribble Chute uses material disruption […]

  • Pizza Producer Turns to Belt Technologies for Perforated Metal Conveyor Belt Solution

    Belt Technologies recently provided a solution for a producer of frozen pizzas using automated belts. The pizza producer had been purchasing solid, endless, stainless steel metal conveyor belts from the Agawam-based metal conveyor belt manufacturer, but the belts were breaking and warping when exposed to the high temperatures of the pizza cooking process. When Belt […]

  • may2

    Portable Electric Conveyor Oven uniformly dries alloy steel parts.

    LEWCO recently delivered a 350°F electric conveyor oven for drying various alloy steel parts after a washing process. Completely drying the parts before they went to the next step in the manufacturing process was critical. This created a challenge for the customer in the past because the parts are inconsistent in shape and wet on […]

  • may1

    Precisely synchronize conveyor belts and robots

    An increasing number of processes in production lines require synchronization with conveyor belts. Ensuring the high levels of speed and precision needed to accomplish this previously required highly complex control solutions. Production lines with conveyor belt tracking have an advantage: Since the production process never comes to a stop, they can achieve higher production volumes. […]

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    Industrial uses of Conveyor belts

    Before the advancement in technology, labor was used to transport material and goods in the manufacturing industry. People were responsible for carrying these products from one place to another using some kind of mobile transportation device. This method of transportation was susceptible to a number of risks namely deterioration of products, miss handling and many […]

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    Kitten on Conveyor Belt at Recycling Plant Plucked to Safety

    A kitten was discovered amid trash on a speeding conveyor belt at a recycling facility in California but it was plucked to safety by an operator moments before reaching a compactor. Cal-Waste loader operator Tony Miranda told KCRA-TV he was busy sorting the recycling at the facility in Galt when the newborn was spotted with […]

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    Clueless traveler mistakenly climbs onto luggage x-ray conveyor belt

    Flying these days can involve quite a bit of hassle at the security line, but most experienced travelers know the system–shoes and bags on the belt, body through the screener. However, one traveler caught on a CCTV camera in Chengdu, China probably could have used a little extra help navigating the x-ray machine process. A […]

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    Conveyor belt plan for Fremantle port

    Professor Newman believes the technology, developed in Belgium, would allow containers to be unloaded from ships in a new outer harbour — which could operate without expensive port infrastructure. The conveyor belt could take containers to a freight transfer station at nearby Latitude 32 — 1400ha of industrial land in Kwinana. The belt would be […]

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    New sheep conveyor belt multi-tasking in Marlborough

    A new portable sheep conveyor system is in operation in Marlborough to save farmers time and money. The $60,000 machine, designed and built by Southland engineering firm, Redan Engineering, has been picked up by The Vet Centre in Blenheim. It received a favourable review after being given a trial run for condition scoring 1000 composite […]

  • A New Generation of Conveyor-Belt Sushi

    Restaurants like the ones in the video above represent a collision between Japan’s past and its future. Their owners know that scale and efficiency can be the difference between success and failure, and when you add Japan’s technological innovation, it’s no surprise you wind up with intensely modern restaurant chains offering the next generation of […]

  • Which Industries uses Conveyors and the Benefits It Provides

    Conveyor systems are being used by industries to move their product efficiently. These industries that use conveyors to move their goods include automotive, agricultural, computer, electronic, food processing, aerospace, pharmaceutical, chemical, bottling and canning, print finishing and packaging. Though most companies do use the conveyor system to move their products, the most common are food […]

  • may4

    Take a look inside Murf, Taranaki’s new $3.9 million recycling plant

    A lot of trash has been spoken about the Taranaki’s new roadside rubbish collection system, but the region’s $3.9 million recycling plant kicked into gear without so much as a whisper. Reporter Taryn Utiger went for a look inside. The men and women who sort through the region’s recycling look tough, like they are built […]

  • may3

    Tensioning System for Primary Belt Cleaners

    ASGCO’s new and improved E-Z Torque tensioning system now comes with an integrated blade wear indicator. The new patented indicator shows the amount of wear on the blade and indicates when its time to replace it. The E-Z Torque tensioner is made of 304 stainless steel and allows for automatic adjusting of the blade tension […]

  • What is an Electric Track Vehicle System?

    Electric track vehicle system or ETV is a type of a conveyor system that is used by companies or manufacturers to transport their goods, this type of conveyor system uses vehicles which are independently driven to travel in a monorail track. This monorail track is especially designed with straight track elements, bends, curves and transfer-units […]

  • may2

    New conveyor belts launched for the textile industry

    Rydell is the exclusive Australian agent for Ammeraal Beltech that provides innovative belting solutions for the textile industry. Ammeraal Beltech’s comprehensive range of belts includes process and conveyor belts; high performance flat belts; modular belts; endless woven belts; timing belts; and engineered belts. All the product groups come with appropriate tools and local service support […]

  • may1

    Heavy-Duty Conveyor Belt Cleaners

    This family of primary conveyor belt cleaners has been engineered for the fastest, most heavily-loaded belts, with industrial-strength construction that delivers effective cleaning, minimal maintenance, and long service life, even under punishing conditions. Martin SHD cleaners have been proven on belts up to 10 ft wide with speeds as high as 2000 ft/min, carrying loads […]

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    What is a Lineshaft Roller Conveyor?

    A lineshaft roller conveyor is the most versatile and cost effective conveyor available in material handling. This kind of conveyor is a light duty powered roller conveyor that transport light material ranging from 15kg to 20 kg in weight, these are cardboard boxes or plastic boxes and small goods, though medium and heavy materials can […]

  • Sempertrans to offer product range to Australian market

    Sempertrans has announced an exclusive distribution agreement with Australia’s ConvaTech. The exclusive sales and distribution agreement for Sempertrans conveyor belts for the Australian market has been signed in Newcastle, Australia. Thomas Fahnemann, Semperit’s CEO and Peter Slattery, ConvaTech’s Chairman expressed excitement about their new business partnership, combining Sempertrans’ first tier conveyor belt technology and extensive […]

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    Conveyor Systems – Proper Care and Maintenance

    To be able to move the products or heavy equipment in a company, the conveyor system plays a vital role. However, for the conveyor system to last longer, proper care and maintenance should be done, and choosing the right conveyor type, system design and paying attention to the regular maintenance is a must. Below are […]

  • may4

    Machinery: Only the elite take gold at the Agritechnica trade exhibition

    This year’s show was held in the Hanover exhibition centre in Germany last week, and featured numerous innovations in every kind of farm machine you can think of. No fewer than 311 innovations were registered with show organisers, the DLG (the German Agricultural Society), ahead of the fair. During the show an independent panel of […]

  • may3

    DiamondCorp commissions underground conveyor belt system at Lace mine in South Africa

    DiamondCorp has installed and commissioned an underground conveyor belt system at the Lace mine located 200km south-west of Johannesburg, South Africa. The capacity of the 400t/h conveyor belt has been sized at double the existing front-end capacity of the processing plant, in order to increase underground mining in the future. DiamondCorp CEO Paul Loudon said: […]

  • Conveying system maker D.S. Handling acquired by Monteco

    D. S. Handling Systems Ltd., an Ontario-based manufacturer of case and pallet conveyor handling systems, has been acquired by Canadian investment firm Monteco Ltd. Founded in 1983, D.S. Handling’s products include package and pallet handling conveyors and sortation systems and equipment, truckloaders, extendable conveyors, vertical conveyor systems, belt conveyor systems, roller conveyor systems, and lift […]

  • may1

    Belt Conveyors in Industry: How to ensure safety

    Their usefulness notwithstanding, conveyors are the most guilty when it comes to worker injuries. Engineering writer James @ Newswire spoke with Conveyor Systems Ltd a Belt Conveyor specialist who told us about the parts of conveyors that lead to the most injuries and actions to be taken to ensure worker safety. So let us take […]

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    UDOT builds innovative conveyor bridge over I-15 for construction

    The Utah Department of Transportation says it has a first — using a conveyor bridge to transport concrete over Interstate 15 to construction workers in the middle of the freeway. “It’s pretty unusual,” said John Gleason, UDOT spokesman. “It’s the only one in the state that I know about.” The Point Project is in phase […]

  • Different kind of bridge over I-15 carries only concrete

    A different kind of bridge has appeared over Interstate 15 at the Point of the Mountain. It won’t carry cars or trucks, just liquid concrete to where lanes are being rebuilt between current traffic lanes. “It’s a temporary bridge structure that’s meant to carry a conveyor belt across mainline I-15” from an adjacent concrete plant […]

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    Maximising Production

    Historically, it was common for the output from longwall face equipment to greatly exceed belt conveyor system capabilities. With recent advancements in drive and control technologies and increased idler capacities, belt conveyor capabilities are now a much closer match to the output generated by high-capacity longwall equipment. Not that many years ago, underground coal mines […]

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    Martin Engineering launches super heavy-duty conveyor belt cleaners

    A family of primary conveyor belt cleaners has been engineered by bulk materials handling cleaner manufacturer Martin Engineering for the world’s fastest, most heavily-loaded conveyor belts. The belt cleaners feature industrial-strength construction that delivers effective cleaning, minimal maintenance and long service life, even under punishing conditions. The Martin SHD Cleaners have been proven on belts […]

  • may2

    A conveyor belt that repairs itself among ideas funded by KPMG Perth accelerator

    A Perth-based accelerator specifically for the energy & natural resources sector has seen the eight participating startups win contracts valued at a cumulative $400,000 at the end of the 12-week program, with an automated fix for South32’s conveyor belts among them. Hosted by KPMG Australia’s Perth office, the Energise accelerator comes at an opportune time […]

  • may1

    Conveyor-belt sushi restaurant opens at International Plaza next week

    TAMPA — International Plaza shoppers will soon be able to enjoy their favorite sushi dishes delivered to them on a conveyor belt. Yo Sushi, a London-based sushi restaurant chain, will open its third U.S. restaurant Monday at the mall next to Tampa International Airport. Yo Sushi operates 89 sushi bars worldwide, including a Florida restaurant […]

  • Joining and fastening food-grade conveyor belts

    There comes a time when the ends of a conveyor belts must be joined. Whether a first-time installation, replacement or repair, the question is: what methods are available to fasten the two ends, and which one is best for your application. Shutting down a conveyor system to install a new belt, or repair an old […]

  • Measuring Bulk Solids on a Conveyor

    Many industrial operations need to make mass flow measurements of dry bulk solid materials on conveyor belts, and on screw and chain conveyors (Figure 1). Typical industrial applications include moving materials at mine sites, paper mills, and power plants, as well as bulk material blending. Loading and unloading of trucks, barges, and railcars to and […]

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    Hinged Steel Belt Conveyors

    Hinged steel belt conveyors are used in applications that deal with metal chips, stampings, scrap metal, fasteners, forgings and castings. These conveyors allow an operation that is continuous be it in a position that is incline, decline or that is leveled. This reduces time wastage due to break downs, even during dry and wet conditions […]

  • A new industry in Ohio aims to repurpose river sediment

    Twice a year, a six-mile stretch of the Cuyahoga River has enough sediment dredged out of it to fill more than 22,000 dump trucks. This allows shipping traffic to continue between Lake Erie and Cleveland’s industrial sectors upriver. An executive order earlier this year by Gov. John Kasich prohibits open lake dumping of dredged material. […]

  • Durability of conveyor belts

    The durability of conveyor belts depends on a number of factors. Though there is a stipulated manufacturer durability span, it may never be achieved if some aspects haven’t been carefully put in to consideration or rather followed to the latter. Idlers are important in determining the durability of these belts. The main function of these […]

  • Motors improve belted conveyor efficiency

    Whether a conveyor moves small or large parts, efficient and quiet operation are frequent requirements. For small part material handling applications, the 1100 Series conveyor platform now comes with upgraded fixed speed motors that are 50% quieter than the previous version, and still rated for 10,000 hours of operation. The motor is dimensionally identical to […]

  • Gas-Heated Belt Conveyor Oven attains 850°F max temperature.

    Along with 36 in. x 18 ft x 15 in. workspace, No. 867 has 800,000 BTU/hr installed in natural gas burner and one 12,500 cfm, 10 hp stainless steel recirculating blower. Oven travel length comprises 3 ft open belt loading and unloading zones, 18 ft insulated heat zone with recirculated airflow, and 30 in. wide, […]

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    Multi-Conveyor: Curve conveyors

    Multi-Conveyor introduces its new Zero Tangent™ radius belt curve technology (by Intralox®), available in belt widths from 7.87 in. to 39.37 in. It features modular belt construction for improved reliability and performance and handles tight transfers and various radius curves. The benefits of the Zero Tangent radius belt curve technology include the following: • Maximizes […]

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    Conveyor Belt Tracking Systems Reduce Hazards, Spillage

    This family of responsive conveyor belt tracking systems mitigates misalignment, rather than correcting it after the fact — even on reversing belts — to promote conveyor efficiency and safety. A mistracking belt can contact the mainframe, seriously damaging both the belt and the structure, resulting in excessive spillage and even creating a potential fire hazard. […]

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    This is what happens to your suitcase after you check in

    Have you ever wondered what happens to your luggage once you check it in at the airport and rush through to security? Amsterdam Schiphol airport has granted us a peek at what goes on behind the scenes. After it goes on the conveyor belt and down through to the internal sorting office, your luggage will […]

  • Conveyor Belt Repair Options

    The choice of a conveyor belt repair options will highly depend on the extensiveness of repair, the section of fault and the resources available. There are three major conveyor belt repair options as discussed below. Vulcanized Repairs These are the conveyor belt repair that are closest to match the original manufacturing procedures that the belt […]

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    CES reveals new spiral conveyor belt

    This line is weighing every single product and makes packages of asparagus on an adjustable weight. The maximum capacity of the line is 28.800 pc/hour. The frame is made of SS304. The line comprises of a supply conveyor belt and the packaging machine. Each individual cup is weighed by a load cell. The control system […]

  • Noise Consideration of Conveyor Belts

    Noise can be a great nuisance especially at the workplace. To control noise, one can either do it from its source, any point that is along the path of transmission, or the receiver side. However the major aim should be to achieve noise reduction at the source. There are many approaches to noise reduction, the […]

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    Trailblazer Portable Groundline Conveyor

    This highly mobile 500-ft., fully belted and assembled groundline conveyor is easily towable from site to site. Allows rapid deployment from the road to working status in just about an hour Folds up in an accordion style for easy transport on attached 84-ft. trailer Navigator Return Trainer provides continuous belt alignment Return roller maintains tracking […]

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    Weighing machine for making packages

    This line is weighing every single product and makes packages of asparagus on an adjustable weight. The maximum capacity of the line is 28.800 pc/hour. The frame is made of SS304. The line comprises of a supply conveyor belt and the packaging machine. Each individual cup is weighed by a load cell. The control system […]

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    Environmentally Friendly Conveyor Belt Cleaner

    A new conveyor belt cleaner has been engineered to contain a smaller total volume of urethane, while maximizing the usable area, produced in a streamlined process. By minimizing the non-consumable portion of the blade, the heavy-duty primary belt cleaner delivers the same performance and durability as the model it replaces, while reducing the amount of […]

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    Conveyor Material Placing Bucket

    This line of Conveyor Material Placing Bucket Attachments can place concrete, asphalt, soil and aggregate materials up to 3 in. to a maximum distance of 18 ft. Attach to a skid-steer loader via quick connect attachment brackets or a mid- to full-size track excavator via a custom quick attachment Bi-directional conveyor belt allows material to […]

  • Conveyor Belts in Mining

    Conveyor belts are generally used in the bulk holding industries. They are generally designed to make work easier for man. One of the human activities that involve the handling of bulky materials is the mining industry. Conveyor belts in mining have different roles and are used in different ways. Underground Mining Safety is something of […]

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    Medium-Duty Secondary Cleaner Launched

    Flexco recently introduced the FMS Medium-Duty Secondary Cleaner to its complete line of belt cleaning products. Made with heavy-duty steel with a corrosion-resistant powder coating, the FMS is ideal for use on mining conveyors with belt speeds up to 1000 ft/min. It can be used for belt widths ranging from 18 to 72 in., with […]

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    Moving Along with High-Tech Conveyor Systems

    If we could climb into a time machine and visit manufacturing facilities in the 1950s, we might be surprised at what we’d see in terms of conveyor belts: rather rudimentary conveyors simply moving parts from point A to point B through packaging and assembly (and just two kinds of conveyor belts—dirty and dirtier). Today, however, […]

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    Pipe Conveyors Provide Operational Gains, Minimal Disruption, No Material Loss

    Schwenk Zement KG is replacing its old drag chain conveyor line with a modern pipe conveyor from Beumer Group. Requiring a solution that would transport alternative fuels such as crushed plastic material, textiles, and paper from the warehouse to the feeding system of the oven in its cement plant in Bernburg, Germany, this fully closed […]

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    Wide Belt Sander with Automatic Conveyor Belt Tracking

    Stiles Machinery introduces the newly released Ironwood S 124RK Wide Belt Sander, which offers a 42″ two head sanding solution and includes a contact roller and a combination sanding head. The sander also features a heavy 20hp motor on first head and 15hp motor on the second. Automatic conveyor belt tracking is designed for worry-free […]

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    Troughed Rod Bed Conveyor Introduced

    Eaglestone Equipment introduces its troughed rod bed conveyor for food production. This conveyor addresses the cleanliness issues typically found in traditional troughed conveyors by creating a sanitary, open design. The main structure of the conveyor is a stainless steel tube rotated 45 degrees for cleanliness. The carry ways can be designed with either stainless steel […]

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    Chinese company enters joint ventures in U.S., Mexico

    Eyeing the North American market, a Shanghai plastics company is establishing a presence in the United States and Mexico. Industrial conveyor maker Shanghai Yongli Belting Co. Ltd. said last month that it is investing $2.5 million to acquire a 20 percent stake of Seoyon Top Metal Mexico SA de CV, an automotive molder and mold […]

  • How Bulk Handling Can Help You Automate Business Processes

    Bulk handling is a material engineering discipline that’s centered on the design and building of equipment that are used to handle dry materials such as cereals, coal, sand, ores, wood chips and gravel among others. Most recently, the discipline has widened to include designing of equipment to handle mixed wastes as well. Bulk material handling […]

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    Why consider steel belts?

    Steel belt systems are presently used for continuous industrial processes. These are commonly used in various industries such as chemical, food, wood processing, manufacturing, OEM, mining and transportation. Steel belts are generally made from stainless or carbon steel. Stainless steel belts are corrosion resistant and provide exceptional surface quality and these are used mainly in […]

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    Metal Detectors with Conveyor Systems Delivered Quickly

    The Eriez Quick Ship Program matches stocked conveyors with Xtreme metal detector apertures to enable quick assembly and delivery within one to two weeks. American-made Xtreme metal detectors provide users with a high level of protection against ferrous and nonferrous metal contamination. Xtreme metal detector conveyor systems eligible for quick shipment include 12 x 60-in. […]

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    Rubber conveyor belt industry analysis & 2019 forecasts for global and Chinese regions illuminated by new report

    Market Research Report on Global and Chinese Rubber Conveyor Belt Industry, 2009-2019 is a professional and in-depth market survey on Global and Chinese Rubber Conveyor Belt industry. The report firstly reviews the basic information of Rubber Conveyor Belt including its classification, application and manufacturing technology; The report then explores global and China’s top manufacturers of […]

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    3 Essential Questions You Should Ask Before Choosing a Conveyor System

    For many businesses making their choice from a bewildering variety of conveyor systems and different promises, a quick rundown of essential questions to ask in what to look for in a conveyor system can save both money, time and resources. When you know just what to ask a conveyor system provider before purchase, you can […]

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    Eggersmann Group highlights major waste and recycling projects

    Waste management, construction and facility management company Eggersmann Group of Germany reports that it expects sales growth of more than 5 percent in 2015. The company operates numerous construction, engineering and equipment companies, including Backhus and BRT Recycling Technologie GmbH. At a July 2015 press conference hosted by the company, Chief Executives Karlgunter Eggersman and […]

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    Loop Belt Truck Mounted Conveyors

    Two models of Loop Belt truck-mounted conveyors offer contractors concrete placing options with set-up capability in an area with less than 18 ft. of overhead clearance. LB32T4 has a horizontal reach of 32 meters, four telescopic sections, an 18-in.-wide conveyor that will handle 4-in. aggregates and up to 360 cu. yd. per hour capacity The LB40T5 […]

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    Superior Displays Growing Line of Conveyor Belt Cleaners

    Superior Industries Inc., a manufacturer of conveyor systems and their related components, has a growing, line of conveyor belt scrapers. Since launching its first primary belt cleaner at ConExpo-Con/AGG 2008, Superior’s line of Exterra belt cleaners has gained a reputation as one of the bulkiest conveyor belt scrapers in the marketplace. The blade design is […]

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    Superior Industries Return Roll Extends Conveyor Belt Life

    Superior Industries’ Urathon Return Roll sheds sticky material, ensuring smoother conveyor belt alignment and less belt damage, making it ideal for use in the mining, aggregates and other bulk material handling industries. Constructed of heavy-duty 87A durometer urethane, Urathon return rollers offer up to three times the life of rubber disc-style idlers, and are available […]

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    Impact Cradles Control Spillage, Preserve Conveyor Belt Integrity

    This family of impact cradles is engineered to prevent belt and mainframe damage and eliminate spillage of heavy materials. The Martin Impact Cradles Heavy Duty (HD), Medium Duty (MD), and Light Duty (LD) feature a bed of steel angles lined by energy-absorbing impact bars with a top layer of low friction, ultra-high molecular weight (UHMW) […]

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    Conti gives Veyance mining belts a new brand

    HANOVER, Germany—Conveyor belts for the mining industry produced by Veyance Technologies Inc. are to be sold under the Phoenix brand name, a ContiTech A.G. spokesman said. Parent group Continental A.G. bought U.S.-based Veyance Technologies from Carlyle Group for about $1.58 billion in January. It has since been working to integrate the acquired company into the […]

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    Safer Installation and Maintenance

    A global leader in bulk handling technology has redesigned an integral conveyor transfer point component to eliminate worker entry into the chute box for safer replacement, easier maintenance and reduced downtime. Conventional wear liners have historically been installed inside the chute, but the EVO® External Wear Liner from Martin Engineering is placed on the outside, […]

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    Wisconsin Oven Builds Multi-Zone Conveyor Oven for Melting High Temperature Polymer into Steel Rings Used in the Oil and Gas Industry

    Wisconsin Oven Corporation announced the shipment of a custom designed multi-zone conveyor oven for melting high temperature polymer into a steel ring that houses electronic components. The conveyor oven features four independent heating zones that allow the customer to re-arrange the oven in various configurations to obtain their desired heating zone lengths. The belt conveyor […]

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    May conveyor

    Twenty years after making its first moving-coil electric actuator, SMAC Corp. has emerged as an industry leader in linear motor technology. The company manufactures a wide range of precision programmable actuators for high-production positioning, measuring, inspection and pick-and-place applications, particularly those that require 100 percent verification. For the past several years, SMAC has grown at […]

  • Repairing conveyor belts with a flexible polymer

    Dave Bongiorni, Wear & Abrasion Technical Product Manager and Gurpreet Pawar, Business Development Manager discuss the issues that should be considered when repairing conveyor belts with a flexible polymer. Conveyor belts are playing an ever increasing role in transporting materials within the mining and aggregates industries. With miles of rubber in constant use, the implications […]

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    QC Industries Launches Easy-to-Clean HydroClean Sanitary Conveyors

    QC Industries recently launched their new HydroClean Sanitary conveyors. These are the first modular belt conveyors that can be disassembled completely without tools to make cleaning quick and easy. Thanks to a unique series of pull-pins, sides and guides can slide off in one piece and stand brackets can flip down out of the way. […]

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    Bulk Unloading without Physical Strain [New Products]

    Beumer Corp. has introduced the Parcel Picker, a semi-automatically operated machine that enables efficient bulk unloading without physical strain and can help increase throughput in logistic centers. It consists of a modified stationary telescopic belt conveyor and an unloading unit connected on the face side that is operated by the employee. The unit is pushed […]