Horizontal mechanical conveyors: A practical guide to maintenance and safety
Handling a dry bulk material requires moving it up, down, and across. This article explains how to maintain and safely operate one type of equipment that moves it across: horizontal mechanical conveyors. These include common types of screw, drag, and belt conveyors.
Mechanical conveyors that move dry bulk materials horizontally come in a variety of types, as you can see by walking the exhibition floor at any dry materials processing and handling trade show. Your plant probably has several of the conveyors to handle different materials and conveying tasks.