conveyor system Articles

  • Factory Conveyor Inspection

    A plywood manufacturer needed to inspect the roller bearings for its main conveyor motors. This inspection required a shutdown of the entire production line, and every minute of downtime would cost money. Additionally, because the motors were located in hard to reach areas, some several meters high, a portable and lightweight instrument would be needed. The VJ-ADV video borescope from RF System ...


    By RF System Lab.

  • Understanding More about Chain Conveyor Systems

    In an industrial setting, transporting materials and finished products is a labor intensive job. This is the reason most industrial units look for efficient conveyor systems to move materials and goods. The system is fixed and makes it easy to send materials quickly and promptly from one point to the next. While there are many different types of conveyor systems, a manufacturing company should ...

  • Belt conveyors in manufacturing – a brief history

    Belt conveyors have not always been used in manufacturing This can be difficult to comprehend because they have become indispensable in production lines.  belt conveyors are used in a wide variety of settings including; food production, recycling, car manufacture, super markets and retro television shows (The Generation Game) to name a few.  As with most practical ...


    By Challenger Handling Limited

  • Conveyor oven - Welding consumables company

    Epcon has extensive experience in designing and building Industrial Conveyor Ovens for the Welding Consumables Industry. The Problem The company produces welding rods that must be dried to a certain specification before the process is complete. The Process The welding rods must travel through 3 zones at certain temperatures and meet the ...


    By Epcon Industrial Systems, LP

  • How to Handle the Challenges of Conveyor Belt Cleaning?

    Conveyor belts, the ubiquitous pulley operated machines found in assembly lines, baggage checkouts, freight loading and unloading vehicles, escalators, and ski carriages, require a lot of maintenance. These machines must be in top condition for optimal performance and safety.  Much of the damage to conveyor belts can be attributed to deposits of dirt and grease on them. Therefore, cleaning ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Tips To Buy Best Conveyor Belt Cleaning Machines

    Choosing the right conveyor belt cleaning machines ensures top performance and long life of conveyor belts. Similarly, choosing the right machines to clean the belts also ensures efficient performance of the machines. If a conveyor belt breaks down during the peak business hour, it can cause all kinds of chaos. It is advisable to use the best conveyor belt cleaning machines to keep the belts in ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Case study: Shear take-away conveyor

    Challenge The customer was looking for a unique solution to replace their existing vibratory shear take away conveyor. Every so often the shear would not fully shear off the material correctly. By design, the shear would then index the piece forward. If this happens several times in succession, the extended piece would be leveraged onto the vibratory conveyor which deformed the trough pan ...


    By General Kinematics

  • Automated dosing of dry treatment chemical with flexible conveyor improves accuracy, safety of filtration system

    Oberlin Filter Company is a global leader in high pressure flat-bed, liquid-solid filtration systems for demanding applications such as filtering heavy metals and resins from colloidal suspensions. The company's top-of-the-line DMax™ filtration system, which cleans 'impregnation resin' wastewater, requires a dry chemical delivery system that provides more precise, cleaner, and safer dosing than ...


    By Flexicon Corporation

  • A simulation analysis model of bucket wheel excavator-conveyor belt system for oil sand extraction and material handling

    In this paper, simulation model of 'At Face Slurrying' system is discussed, using a commercial simulation software package Visual SLAM, which involves a Bucket Wheel Excavator-Belt Conveyor-Digester system feeding a slurrification unit. The results show that the BWEs and the apron feeder significantly affected the productivity and surge bin capacity more than the other system components. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Keep Your Auger Conveyor Running Smoothly - Case Study

    A commercial auger conveyor is an efficient way to move raw materials from one area to another with little to no spillage. However, screw conveyors can develop or create other problems. Here are some ways to solve some of the more common issues you may encounter. Dust Problems Dust in the atmosphere can be a serious ...

  • Case study: Morrison brothers vibratory mold dump conveyor

    Challenge Morrison Bros. Foundry in Dubuque Iowa had been receiving reliable service from an existing General Kinematics Two-Mass Vibratory Shakeout. However, the vibratory mold dump conveyor prior to the vibratory shakeout was showing clear signs of being past the point of good service. The vibratory conveyor that had been installed by another company exhibited trough damage, ...


    By General Kinematics

  • Moving difficult-to-handle bulk materials with flexible screw conveyors

    Flexible screw conveyor systems can be engineered to transport bulk materials that tend to pack, cake, smear, break apart or fluidize, and can prevent the separation of blended products. Flexible screw conveyors (Fig. 1) are suitable for most bulk materials, from sub-micron powders to large pellets, both free-flowing and non-free flowing. They are capable of conveying bulk materials at any angle ...


    By Flexicon Corporation

  • Landfill grinding system

    A landfill needed a way to reduce their waste stream volume, increase the life of their landfill, and recover a recyclable, marketable product. Wood and yard waste material comprise up to 20% of their entire waste stream volume. Processing and recycling this material will extend the life of the landfill by 20 years. They chose WSM's Model 4864BH Horizontal Hogging System with a customized feed ...

  • Weigh batching: the benefits of an automated system

    In many plants that batch-blend bulk products, weigh batching is a manual, time-consuming operation in which ingredients are weighed individually before being charged to a blender or other process vessel. A significant number of such plants could benefit from the installation of an automated weigh batching system. For small as well as large operations, an automated weigh batching system can pay ...


    By Flexicon Corporation

  • WSM delivers hog fuel system

    West Salem Machinery has completed delivery of a complete hog fuel screening and hogging system to a major paper manufacturer. The system was fully engineered and manufactured by WSM, including conveyors, magnetics, WSM 48-9 disc screen, WSM 4048BP wood/bark hog with pivot case, and support structures with access platforms. The heavy-duty disc screen provides pre-screening of bark and wood waste, ...

  • Moving Floor Systems Take a Load Off

    Scott Krause knows the time-consuming and labor-intensive hassle of having to manually unload a truck filled with paper documents destined for destruction and shredding. That situation has occurred occasionally at CDI Vaults in Eugene, Ore., when a driver has forgotten to reverse the non-continuous conveyor belt in one of the company’s three trucks. “Where we run into problems is when the driver ...

  • Hazardous waste and not, Baioni-Dicatech system

    The identification, characterization and restoration of contaminated areas now represent a big environmental issue, both at European and national level. In the major industrialized countries the issue of contaminated land has come out in all its gravity in the late seventies when, against a widespread awakening of environmental consciousness, important pollutions events emerged. Consequently, in ...


    By Baioni Crushing Plants Spa

  • Sweed model 5703 XHD magnetic separator system

    Built for the most extreme linear scrap challenges Model 5703 XHD Chopper Put four cable-annihilating rotary knives on a beefy 600 lb flywheel that’s driven by up to 60 HP of raw power and you have a super heavy-duty rotary shear with a serious appetite. Sweed’s taken their popular 5703 rotary shear, originally introduced in the early 90’s, and ...


    By Sweed Machinery, Inc.

  • C&A tool increases profitability, maintains clean facility with chip processing system

    Challenge A machining supplier needs an automated chip and fluid processing system to process metal turning and chips, while simultaneously capturing expensive cutting fluids for reuse. Customer C&A Tool Engineering, Inc. Industry Machining Products Vertical Axis Crusher Diagonal-Shaft ...


    By PRAB, Inc

  • Dust Controlled at Source by TurboSonic Dry Fog® Suppression System

    When silica, limestone, cement, aggregate and other respirable dust particles ranging in diameter from 0.1 to 70 microns are airborne, they create a safety and health concern and an aesthetic nuisance. As a source of physical discomfort, lost materials and wear on conveying pulleys, idlers, belting and motors, such dust is a significant factor in lowered productivity and added operating and ...


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