Fort Smith (AR), United States – ABB has launched the ABB Ability™ Smart Sensor for Dodge mounted bearings, part of the ABB Ability Digital Powertrain, that enables “health checks” for bearings. The smart sensor technology provides an early indicator of any potential problems by assessing the condition of bearings from vibration and temperature information. Continue reading ABB: Smart Sensor Technology for Bearings prevents unexpected Downtime
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
Rosenfeld, Germany – Flexco recently unveiled a new product in its belt maintenance line, TUG HD Belt Clamps. Designed to secure the belt for safe repair, the new belt clamps are available in 6- and 8-ton versions to meet the most stringent safety test standards. Continue reading Flexco introduces new TUG HD Belt Clamps for Heavy-Duty Mining Applications
Neponset (IL), United States – An innovative cement manufacturer in the Midwestern U.S. has implemented a unique power solution developed by Martin Engineering at a remote conveyor location that lacked convenient electrical access. The patent-pending design uses the kinetic energy of the moving belt to generate enough electricity to drive an automated dust suppression system, a pneumatic belt cleaner tensioner and a series of air cannons, helping operators at the Illinois Cement Plant reduce fugitive dust and spillage, increase cargo flow efficiency and minimize labor costs for cleaning and maintenance. Continue reading Martin Engineering: Cement Plant overcomes remote Conveyor Issueswith unique Power Generation Technology
Braeside (VIC), Australia – WARNING! Enter with Extreme Caution! On-site safety signs are designed to alert maintenance workers to potential hazards before entering and performing maintenance work in dangerous and unsafe materials handling environments such as inside chutes, silos and hoppers. Often the necessary maintenance work may require permits and adherence to safety precautions before entering these “confined areas”.
Braeside (VIC), Australia – Timely and efficient material transport from one conveyor belt to the other — with minimum spillage and maintaining the structural integrity of the conveyor belt — is crucial for the long-term viability of any bulk handling operation. By accurately identifying, evaluating and optimizing existing belt loading, transshipment facilities can reduce many unpleasant problems on site and address the safety issues of dust emissions.
Rosenfeld, Germany – The conditions in underground mining can be extreme for man and machine. The Flexco Europe offers solutions that enable conveyor belt operators to improve their processes and considerably simplify maintenance and repair work in this harsh environment. At the Ugol Rossii & Mining trade fair the specialist company will also be showing the FLEXCO XP belt fasteners.
Neponset (IL), USA – Martin Engineering has supplied belt conveyor technology to 316 Mining Company to maximize the output of their gold mining operations. 316 Mining is well known from “Gold Rush”, the most popular show on the Discovery channel. The show follows the exploits of three competing mining teams as they seek to extract the most placer gold from their operations.
Neponset (IL), USA – Martin Engineering has helped a U.S. cement plant resolve clogging issues in its clinker cooler, using advanced air cannon technology and an innovative mounting strategy. HeidelbergCement’s Lehigh-Hanson facility upgraded to modern air cannons and set them in a long U-shaped pipe configuration away from the hottest area of the cooler to offer powerful material flow support with easy maintenance. The result is a safer workplace, extended equipment life, less downtime and a lower cost of operation. Continue reading Martin Engineering: Innovative Air Cannon Positioning at Clinker Cooler for easier Maintenance
Crystal Lake (IL), USA – General Kinematics has introduced BARRIER™, a vibratory equipment monitoring solution that includes three components: APEX™, VERTEX™ and NOMADX™. Barrier provides three levels of equipment tracking that can be customized to the user’s process to better maintain their equipment and avoid downtime. Continue reading General Kinematics introduce Barrier Advanced Vibratory Equipment Monitoring