Category Archives: Whitepaper

Conveyor Transfer Point Design: Material Containment for Safety & Efficiency

Neponset (IL), United States – Since most Conveyor Injuries occur during Routine Maintenance or Cleaning, the Control of fugitive Materials is one of the most important Factors to reduce Hazards and prevent Injuries. In this article Martin Engineering explains how, in a properly-engineered transfer point, each component is employed to maximize its specific function and contain dust and fines, while at the same time offering workers easy access for maintenance. Continue reading Conveyor Transfer Point Design: Material Containment for Safety & Efficiency

How to select a Continuous Level Sensor

Lincoln (NE), United States – Using a continuous level sensor to monitor the material level in your storage vessels can help your operation maintain efficiency – preventing costly process interruptions and keeping you up-to-date on your inventory level. This whitepaper is intended to help operations choose a continuous level sensor without having to wade through volumes of technical data. It will briefly describe the sensor types available, address the pros and cons of each type, and explain what information you need to gather before working with a sensor supplier.

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BinMaster: 3D Level Sensors can solve the toughest Food Storage Challenges

Lincoln (NE), United States For almost a decade, 3DLevelScanners have been providing highly accurate level and volume measurement in challenging materials contained in bins, tanks, and silos. Measuring and mapping the material surface, these sensor sends pulses in a 70° beam angle, taking multiple level measurements and accounting for uneven surface topography when calculating volume. Continue reading BinMaster: 3D Level Sensors can solve the toughest Food Storage Challenges

Dunlop Conveyor Belting: Conveying Biomass – the Safety and critical Importance of Conveyor Belt Technology

Drachten, Netherlands – For a great many reasons, the conveyor belts used to convey coal or other bulk materials are highly unlikely to be suitable for carrying biomass. Sadly some very expensive lessons are already being learnt. Here Les Williams of Dunlop Conveyor Belting discusses the essential and very specific characteristics that biomass-carrying belts must have in order to perform safely and efficiently. Continue reading Dunlop Conveyor Belting: Conveying Biomass – the Safety and critical Importance of Conveyor Belt Technology

Martin Engineering: How to achieve cleaner, safer and more productive Conveying with optimized Belt Cleaner Tension

Neponset (IL), United States The ability to maintain the proper force required to keep the edge of a belt cleaner blade against the belt is a key factor in the performance of any cleaning system. Blade-to-belt pressure must be controlled to achieve optimal cleaning with a minimal rate of blade wear. A belt cleaner that is properly installed and adjusted as described in this Martin Engineering article helps to minimize carryback and spillage, reducing risk and overall operating costs. Continue reading Martin Engineering: How to achieve cleaner, safer and more productive Conveying with optimized Belt Cleaner Tension

BinMaster: Choosing the Point Level Sensor for Your Application

Lincoln (NE), United States – Point level indicators are an affordable, accurate tool to measure and alert to inventory high and low levels. Easy to set up and configurable to fit a wide range of application needs, point level indicators are a must-have for a safe, efficient operation. This whitepaper details what users can expect from a point level device and explores point level options in the marketplace and considerations when choosing a sensor.

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