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Publication Date: 07/2006
Pages: 4
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Drag Conveyor Maintenance and Troubleshooting Tips

Keeping a mechanical conveyor running smoothly and efficiently takes routine maintenance and prompt troubleshooting when problems come up. This article gives practical advice on maintaining and troubleshooting a drag conveyor, one of the most common mechanical conveyors for bulk solids.

A drag conveyor (also called an en masse conveyor) is an enclosed mechanical conveyor that handles dry flowable powders, granules, pellets, and even some moist materials, such as sludges. What makes the drag conveyor popular in many bulk solids processing plants is its design flexibility: The conveyor can be equipped with multiple inlets and outlets and can move material horizontally and, for moderate distances, up or down at an angle. With this flexibility, the drag conveyor is ideal for both new and retrofit applications.

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