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Grain operations have a lot to think about when maintaining their belt conveyors. Limiting downtime and reducing the risk of explosion are two main factors to consider when choosing a method. Flexco Senior Product Manager Aaron Rosso discusses the best methods and materials for grain operations in his latest blog.
Once impact beds or idlers are installed at the load point, it’s easy to overlook the rest of the transfer area. But the areas surrounding it also need support, not only for the material but also to provide a sturdy area so that skirting can keep the load on the belt and control dust as the product settles. Read on to find out why it’s important to support the transfer area of your conveyor line.
Package damage and belt damage doesn’t have to be a “cost of doing business” for package handling operations. At least, not when it comes to your hitch transfers. There is a way to keep customers and your maintenance team happy. Flexco Product Expert Todd Stewart gives you the rundown on all the possible solutions, including homemade, OEM, and engineered solutions.
There is a lot to consider when choosing the best urethane blade for your belt cleaner, including the formulation of the polyurethane, the cleaning efficiency of the blade, and the life expectancy you will receive from your investment. Kevin Fales, Product Manager of Belt Conveyor Products at Flexco delves into these topics and shares independent lab test results that reveal the performance of common urethane blades on the market.
Have you ever wondered why tungsten carbide blades are used on belt cleaners? Because belt cleaners equipped with tungsten carbide blades provide superior cleaning efficiency and are a popular choice for sites wanting to reduce maintenance costs, and get improved blade life. We take a closer look at the differences between carbides and list the reasons and applications where a tungsten carbide blade is the best choice.
How much time are you losing, waiting for your belt to be repaired? How many customer deadlines are you missing because you’re at a standstill? How much revenue is left sitting on your belt during unexpected periods of downtime? All tough questions. What can you do to decrease downtime? Easy. Bring your endless belt splicing in house.
When your system is down, and you need to bring someone in to repair your conveyor belt, you lose time and money. Bringing your endless splicing in-house would give you and your maintenance team more control over when those splices can be completed, and could avoid long delays during emergency belt repairs.
Do you want to solve mistracking, spillage, or premature wear issues at your load point? A few simple changes to a system can increase efficiency and productivity and decrease the amount of time spent crunching numbers to cut costs, so it’s also important to evaluate the load point and the area after the load point. Here are some tips that are sure to help.
Maximum splice performance and longevity depends on a number of factors. Michelle Graves, Flexco Product Expert, discusses what factors should be considered when making the choice between installing Finger and Finger-Over-Finger splices on your light-duty belt.
As a manufacturer, your goal is to make the most of every minute, reduce downtime and maximise productivity. Sanitation is a critical and regular part of food and beverage manufacturing. By investing in the right tools for your belt splicing, you can take control of the sanitation process in your facility.
The world is going digital – and so is Flexco. We’ve taken our manual system of conducting belt conveyor assessments and turned it into an app. When one small conveyor issue can be the difference between millions of dollars in lost downtime, time is of the essence and this app is making a belt conveyor assessment quicker, easier, and smarter than ever before.
When you’re on the job, day in and day out, common belt conveyor problems can go unnoticed because you aren’t actively looking for them. But a quick visual inspection can mean the difference between a productive day and a costly day for your aggregate operation. Ryan Grevenstuk, Director of Marketing – Heavy Duty takes a look at some common conveyor challenges and how to fix them.
Are you dealing with a conveyor belt that refuses to stay on track? A mistracking belt can lead to material spillage, damage to the structure, and not to mention the damage to the conveyor belt. So what is the most effective solution to belt mistracking? We break it down.
When it comes time for conveyor belt repair, the most important part of the process is often the most overlooked. Along with squaring the belt before cutting, skiving the belt is an area that is often missing in the repair process. Aaron Rosso, Senior Product Manager at Flexco, discusses why you should and shouldn’t be skiving your belt.
Without the correct tensioning, belt cleaner performance is seriously compromised, which directly affects the efficiency of the conveyor system. Kevin Fales, Product Manager of Belt Conveyor Products at Flexco, discusses how incorrect tensioning can affect the productivity of your system, and how to get it right for maximum cleaning efficiency.
There are a number of different materials being conveyed around a cement plant, ranging from dust to large, sharp rocks, and each have different abrasiveness and moisture contents. If you can succeed in getting all these materials moved around without spilling off the belt, maintenance efforts and dollars can be focused elsewhere.
It’s tempting to cut a few corners and skip steps along the way when splicing your belt. One step you should never skip is properly squaring the belt. Squaring your belt ends is a job that requires only a few minutes of your time, but offers real paybacks in extending your belt splice life.
Conveyor belts never fail when you have plenty of time to fix them; they always fail when you are up against a deadline or pushing to get that order out. So when everything is counting on getting your belt conveyor up and running again, what kind of splice press will help you get the job done? Air-cooled or water-cooled?
Maintaining a clean belt is one of the most important factors in the overall efficiency, profitability and safety of a conveyor operation. In spite of all of this, the use of a proper belt cleaning system is still widely overlooked throughout the industry.
Most belt conveyor operators know that when it comes to the critical issue of belt splicing, there are two primary options to consider – vulcanized splicing through heat or chemicals and mechanical fastening with metal hinges or plates. What they may not know are all of the factors that influence the decision and ultimately determine the success of the splice.
Even the slightest movement or change in your conveyor operation can produce some of the largest consequences if a belt becomes mistracked. And, if the belts are not adjusted quickly and correctly, it can cause subsequent, difficult-to-fix damage to the conveyor.
Just as one large pothole can compromise your car’s tire, one large rock can damage the load support, and consequently the belt, if material weight exceeds the design capacity. Truth is that belts and load supports see EVERY ounce of EVERY ton of product so protecting the belt in the load zone, even under unusual conditions, is critical to an efficient and working line.
As we move further into 2018, it is important to take a moment and reflect on the plans and objectives that were set for the year ahead. Conducting an independent assessment of your belt conveyor system is one such action item that should be taken soon to stay on course for a successful 2018.
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