By A. Minkin, A. Jungk and T. Hontscha – When the Arch Western Coal Skyline Mine decided to replace the old belt of its long distance BC-8 pipe conveyor, a new belt had to be designed to be suitable to the existing routing. In addition, a special installation procedure had to be developed to minimise downtime during the belt installation and commissioning. Continue reading Belt Replacement at a Long Distance Pipe Conveyor: Belt Design, Installation and Power Measurement
Milan, Italy – Martin Engineering, a global supplier of bulk materials handling equipment, has launched its successful Mr Blade conveyor belt optimization program in Italy’s construction materials sector. Mr Blade is a direct-to-site service to maintain and replace belt-cleaner blades – accurately specified, custom-fitted and regularly monitored. Continue reading Martin Engineering: Pioneering Conveyor belt optimization program launched in Italy
An ailing economy has forced users of conveyor belting to find ways in which to extend the life of the belt. This can be achieved, but only if the conveyor system is well maintained and operated within original design parameters. In the recent past, a significantly aged belt was replaced by a new belt, thus virtually eliminating the risk of failure. Now, however, taking into account the cost of belting and the lack of capital in many companies, every last bit of life is squeezed out of a belt. Due to these factors it has become quite a common practice to replace only severely damaged portions of belt. Continue reading Why new Splices fail – Splice Failures resulting from Rubber Compound Incompatibility
Conveyor belts are required to handle an extremely diverse range of demands from wear, tear and impact damage right through to ozone and ultra violet radiation. With those demands comes an almost bewildering range of test methods and quality standards applied to each nindividual demand. In this special feature, conveyor belt consultant Leslie David explains who sets the standards and defines the test methods as well as some enlightening insights as to what to avoid and what to insist upon when choosing conveyor belts for specific tasks.
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Sarasota (FL), United States – What is worse than wasted effort? Economical losses and decreased productivity. Moisture measurement is a crucial aspect in manufacturing from the initial process to the end-product stage. Product quality and consistency are forefront with MoistTech in the development of the IR3000 sensor to accurately provide moisture and coating measurements throughout the process, yielding a consistent product quality from lab to line that immediately reduces down-time, wasted energy and product loss. Continue reading Moisture Measurement & Control yields immediate Results: Consistent Product Quality from Lab to Line
Almè (BG), Italy – As a leading manufacturer of components for bulk material handling, Rulmeca is constantly striving to improve product quality and customer service. As part of this continuous improvement process, the company has now introduced a new conveyor belt idler station with a completely revised frame. The new design offers the same strength as its predecessors at a significantly lower weight. Continue reading Rulmeca: Improved Line of Conveyor Belt Idlers with new Frame Design
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
Bjuv, Sweden – With the first installation of its new, modular conveyor system in Indonesia at a coal intake terminal in Cilegon, operated by industrial chemical producer, Asahimas Chemical, Siwertell shows that innovation is a welcome aspect of the bulk handling industry. Used to transfer bulk cargoes from unloaders to depot, this modularised version of Siwertell’s standard belt conveyor system was developed in late 2014.
Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates – Martin Engineering has entered the Middle East market by forging a partnership with German Conveyor Industries LLC, UAE’s experts in the design, installation and maintenance of industrial plants. The products are exclusively supplied, installed and maintained by German Conveyor’s local team of specialists. The deal means that Martin Engineering’s range of products are available for the first time in UAE. Continue reading New Partnership brings Martin Engineering to UAE
Hamilton, New Zealand – The Loadscan Conveyor Volume Scanner (CVS) is an above-belt lidar laser measurement system suited for production management as it provides unambiguous data, including 3D profiling, in real-time or period reporting. The Loadscan belt scanner gives users a clear understanding of inventory production rates (or contract crushing quantities) in volume and tonnes. Continue reading Loadscan Overbelt Conveyor Volume Scanner provides hassle-free Reporting