Aramid in Conveyor Belts for Extended Lifetime, Energy Savings and Environmental Effects

By H. van de Ven, H. Beers, G. Lodewijks, S. Drenkelford In addition to textile and steelcord reinforcements for conveyor belts, Aramid can be found in numerous applications, mainly due to its heat and corrosion resistance. But it can also help reduce installation costs, energy usage and, thus, the carbon footprint. Continue reading Aramid in Conveyor Belts for Extended Lifetime, Energy Savings and Environmental Effects

Power from the Belt: A new Technology generates electrical Power from Conveyor Belt Energy

By R. Felde Running auxiliary power on long belt conveyors can be both complicated and costly, requiring expensive labor and oversized cables to accommodate the inevitable voltage drop over long runs, as well as transformers, conduit and other components. Continue reading Power from the Belt: A new Technology generates electrical Power from Conveyor Belt Energy

Flexicon (Europe): Bulk Bag Discharger with Safety Cage

Whitstable, United Kingdom A new Flexicon BULK-OUT® Model BFF Bulk Bag Discharger features a steel safety cage to prevent contact with moving parts during operation and automated unloading of bulk bags. The enclosure features externally-mounted controls and full height doors with an Intrinsically Safe Relay (ISR) that halts operation when the door is open. Continue reading Flexicon (Europe): Bulk Bag Discharger with Safety Cage

Ajax Equipment Hopper for Atomising Systems

Bolton, United Kingdom Solids handling equipment specialist, Ajax Equipment, has supplied leading atomising technology provider, Atomising Systems, with a stainless-steel feed hopper. The new hopper forms part of metal powder handling system, replacing an existing Ajax hopper. Atomising Systems provides atomised powders as well as supplying equipment for atomising. Continue reading Ajax Equipment Hopper for Atomising Systems

Recently acquired by Altair, EDEM 2020 includes new Tools for easier Bulk and Granular Material Simulation

Edinburgh, United Kingdom – Altair a global technology company providing solutions in product development, high-performance computing and data analytics, has released Altair EDEM 2020, a leading Discrete Element Method (DEM) software for bulk and granular material simulation. EDEM is used for virtual testing of equipment that handles or processes bulk materials in the mining, equipment manufacturing and process industries. Continue reading Recently acquired by Altair, EDEM 2020 includes new Tools for easier Bulk and Granular Material Simulation

Martin Engineering: Reduce Conveyor Maintenance Time through better Access

Neponset (IL), United States Virtually every vehicle on the road today is designed with a hood that can be easily opened for access to the engine, so mechanics can perform routine service and diagnose / address problems that arise during its lifespan. Conveyor systems should be designed in much the same way, with convenient points along the length of the belt to allow technicians to inspect its condition, perform service as needed and help prevent catastrophic failure. Unfortunately, this type of access is often overlooked when engineering conveyor systems until a pressing need arises, which increases the difficulty of ongoing inspection that could have allowed technicians to observe and service critical components before a crisis develops. As a result, costs go up and productivity goes down. Continue reading Martin Engineering: Reduce Conveyor Maintenance Time through better Access

BEUMER Group: Belt Apron Conveyors for reliable and cost-efficient Transport of Cement Clinker

Beckum, Germany From a kiln cooling system to silos: the safe and economical transportation of hot materials like clinker is crucial in cement plants. The material can have extremely high temperatures of 500 to 800 degrees Celsius. Reliable plant operation requires a robust conveying system. The BEUMER Group supports cement manufacturers with system solutions tailored for this industry, with apron conveyors for example. A special variant offered is the belt apron conveyor (GSZF): using a belt instead of a chain as the traction element allows higher speeds and a slimmer design while still delivering the same level of performance. The GSZF is therefore particularly suitable for modernisations, as can be seen with the Turkish cement manufacturer Göltas Cemento. Continue reading BEUMER Group: Belt Apron Conveyors for reliable and cost-efficient Transport of Cement Clinker

Can you go with the Flow? Solids Flowmeters for Industrial Applications

By M. Morrissey Solids flowmeters are an interesting solution to indicate flow rates in pipes and chutes. “Interesting” because they are only moderately accurate, costly, require a lot of tuning after installation and are usually only as good as the whole process around them. Nevertheless, the technology exists – because there isn’t anything else that can do the job. Continue reading Can you go with the Flow? Solids Flowmeters for Industrial Applications

A Clean Affair: Sewage Sludge Transport with the Tube Chain Conveyor

The ever increasing amount of sewage sludge from waste management companies poses a major challenge for mechanical materials handling. The hermetically sealed tube chain conveyor system provides for the safe, gas-tight, and odorless transport of sewage sludge. Continue reading A Clean Affair: Sewage Sludge Transport with the Tube Chain Conveyor

Cost Optimisation in Grain Storage: Silo management for Grain Mills and their Customers

By S. Hadraschek – Reducing logistic costs is of paramount interest in todays grain and flower handling. The combined hard- and software solution presented hereafter can help to simplify the control and order process. Continue reading Cost Optimisation in Grain Storage: Silo management for Grain Mills and their Customers

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