Tag Archives: maintenance

Martin Engineering: Conveyor Belt Generates Power for Air Cannons to control Build-Up

Neponset (IL), United States – The Ash Grove Cement plant in Louisville, Nebraska produces approximately 1.1 million tons per year. In order to maintain production levels, efficient material movement via conveyor is critical. The issue is especially acute when running wet raw material at the quarry. Over time, operations personnel noted accumulation in specific locations that threatened to slow material movement – particularly at transfer points – which required manual intervention on a near-constant basis. Continue reading Martin Engineering: Conveyor Belt Generates Power for Air Cannons to control Build-Up

If Crusher-Availability counts: Failure to adequately maintain Crushers comes at a high Price

By E. JonesFunctioning crushers are of paramount interest for the production of many mines and quarries. The following article runs through maintenance tasks a user might take to prolong the service life of his crusher. Continue reading If Crusher-Availability counts: Failure to adequately maintain Crushers comes at a high Price

Major Wire Industries: Measure Screening Performance without Downtime

Candiac (QC), Canada MAJOR Wire Industries, a manufacturer of high-performance screening media, introduces the Flex-Mat Sensor, “a valuable and easy to operate vibration data measurement tool users can utilize to review results and fine tune their screen machine without shutting down the equipment.” Continue reading Major Wire Industries: Measure Screening Performance without Downtime

Conveyor Belt Monitoring: New Technologies for the Protection of Conveyor Belting

By A. van Staden In mines and many plants of the processing industry conveyor belts are the lifeline of the production system. It is, therefore, of paramount interest to keep the conveying system up and running and recognise potential hazards (far) ahead of their occurance. Continue reading Conveyor Belt Monitoring: New Technologies for the Protection of Conveyor Belting

Belt Replacement at a Long Distance Pipe Conveyor: Belt Design, Installation and Power Measurement

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

Sterling Systems & Controls: Preventative Maintenance Management Planning Software

Sterling (IL), United States Sterling Systems & Controls, Inc. announced the availability of its new PMPlanR™ software. PMPlanR (pronounced PM-Planer) is a robust standalone Preventative Maintenance Planning Software Application. PMPlanR allows user to “Build Your Plant”. Each plant consists of areas, machines and assets. Continue reading Sterling Systems & Controls: Preventative Maintenance Management Planning Software

Martin Engineering: Pioneering Conveyor belt optimization program launched in Italy

Milan, ItalyMartin 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

ABB: Smart Sensor Technology for Bearings prevents unexpected Downtime

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

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

Flexco introduces new TUG HD Belt Clamps for Heavy-Duty Mining Applications

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