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This article outlines how seals work and discusses application examples of seals and bearings used with mechanical conveyors.
When Cirque du Soleil, the performance group known for its innovative staging, needed to re-create a beach scene on a cliff, 250 cubic feet of granulated cork was used to simulate the sand. During each performance, the cliff tilts and the sand and performers fall into an off-stage net. When the group needed to figure out how to accomplish this repeatedly for daily performances, it contacted Flexicon. The supplier put together a combination of hoppers, conveyors, and classifiers that allow the show to go on.
Learn how to choose accumulating equipment that can handle your material, fit your available space, and meet your other requirements to eliminate production slowdowns and improve process efficiency.
A California company revamps its almond processing line, including installing tubular drag conveyors to ensure gentle, dust-free nut handling.
Soliant LLC, Lancaster, S.C., produces thermo-formable color-matched paint films for use on exterior OEM automotive parts, such as bumpers and trim pieces. The company color-matches the paint films to an automobile's original color standard. The company then sends the paint films to other companies that thermo-form or injection-mold the automotive parts and apply the paint films to the parts. In one production step, the company was experiencing problems manually adding a powder ingredient into a mixing vessel. Because of this, the company worked with an aeromechanical conveyor supplier to automate the ingredient addition process.
Standard continuous bucket elevators don't always have the necessary features and protections required to move hazardous materials safely and with minimal risk.
An aeromechanical conveyor combines the simplicity and energy efficiency of common mechanical conveying methods with the capacity and effectiveness of a pneumatic conveying system.
Following a well-designed bucket elevator maintenance plan can pay big dividends by reducing unplanned downtime, extending equipment life, and lowering operating costs.
A cement producer installing rail-to-storage distribution terminals at two US locations required secondary systems at those locations to use while the terminals were being built. The company contacted Penta Industrial Corp. to engineer those systems.
With ever-increasing demand for gluten-free products, Bakery on Main saw an opportunity to grow its business and built a 110-square-foot plant with two integrated bulk handling systems designed specifically to handle gluten-free products.
A resin manufacturer installs a chain-drag conveyor to better-contain volatile materials.
With low cost of ownership and simple construction, a flexible screw conveyor is often an excellent solution for conveying various materials.
A bucket elevator’s unique characteristics make it more vulnerable to and more difficult to protect from dust explosions than other mechanical conveyor types, but there are steps you can take to reduce the explosion potential.
Many bulk solids processes require conveying high-temperature materials. Properly selected, a screw conveyor can be a good solution for such an application. This article discusses five factors you need to consider when choosing a screw conveyor to convey your high-temperature material.
Choosing a mechanical conveyor that can successfully handle your material and operating requirements isn't easy. This article provides practical advice for selecting a belt or vibrating-trough conveyor that will meet your needs and operate economically over the long term.
Screw conveyors have several advantages, especially in conveying difficult materials. However, bulk materials processors often avoid using large-diameter screw conveyors because the high torque load they must withstand can make them unreliable. This article describes several ways to increase your large-diameter screw conveyor's torque capacity by strengthening the conveyor's weak points.
Two versatile bulk solids conveyors that provide enclosed conveying, handle a range of materials, and convey them over a variety of paths are the dilutephase pneumatic conveyor and the flexible screw conveyor. Each of these conveyors has its pros and cons, however. This article explains what factors you need to weigh in determining which conveyor is better suited for your application.
Bucket elevator replaces pneumatic conveyor to reduce maintenance, improve capacity, and cut costs of conveying a sawmill's wood waste.
A producer reduces dust, maintenance, and labor hassles by switching conveyors.
This article offers practical advice on selecting screw conveyor features that are up to the challenge.
By combining the best features of mechanical and pneumatic conveyors, an aero conveyor can overcome some of the biggest problems with pneumatically conveying friable materials. This article discusses these problems, then explains how the aero conveyor works, lists selection tips for conveying friable materials, and provides test results and application examples. Related information discusses pros and cons for the aero conveyor and dilute- and dense-phase pneumatic conveyors.
When your belt conveyor’s operation is less than efficient,
it can place a stranglehold on productivity
and profits. One way to keep your conveyor operating
efficiently is to install a belt-cleaning system. A
properly selected belt-cleaning system can reduce
material buildup and spillage that can damage the
conveyor belt and other components and pose
health risks to operators who have to clean it up.
After discussing some belt conveyor and belt-cleaning
system basics, this article details three steps to
help you select a belt-cleaning system for your belt
conveyor.
The horizontal-motion conveyor offers several advantages over other types of conveyors used for transporting bulk materials horizontally during processing. This article answers common questions about horizontal-motion conveyors and how to apply them.
Enclosed conveying handily meets the strict hygiene and worker health and safety standards for conveying chemicals, foods, and other dry bulk solids. This article explains how the tubular drag chain conveyor meets these and other tough conveying requirements in a range of industries.