All Blog Posts about ‘Conveyors’

Choosing Between Take-up Options for Belt Conveyors

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Belt Conveyor Take-up Options

The take-up on a belt conveyor is a key component in maintaining proper belt tension, which contributes significantly to process and mechanical stability. Proper belt tension helps to ensure that the belt wears evenly, material is contained in the trough, and the belt runs centrally Continue reading →

 

Bulk Material Handling: When to Choose a Belt Conveyor Over a Screw Conveyor

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Benefits of Belt Conveyors Over Screw Conveyors

Efficient and effective bulk material handling is a critical component of any production line and often means the difference between a smooth operation with minimal downtime and constant upsets.  Those looking for a conveyor system are often faced with a choice: belt conveyor or screw Continue reading →

 

Material Considerations in Handling Potash

This article was authored by:

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Potash Handling

Handling a demanding material such as potash requires dependable performance from each piece of equipment in a processing facility. The need for reliability holds especially true for material handling equipment. Bucket elevators, belt conveyors, and so forth must be designed to manage the challenges potash Continue reading →

 

Minimizing Spillage With Troughed Belt Conveyors

This article was co-authored by:

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Minimizing Spillage with Troughed Belt Conveyors

Well-designed troughed belt conveyors generally exhibit minimal material spillage. Unfortunately, spillage is an all-too-common problem for many plant managers dealing with troughed belt conveyors that weren’t adequately designed for their application.  Fortunately, there are several ways to address conveyor spillage. The following provides an overview Continue reading →

 

Incline Conveyors Vs. Steep Incline Conveyors: What’s the Difference?

This article was co-authored by:

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Incline Conveyor Vs Steep Incline Conveyor

The objective shared by incline conveyors and steep incline conveyors – to convey bulk solids on an incline – often presents confusion in determining which type of conveyor is best for a given application.  While both offer an effective handling solution, these two conveyor types Continue reading →

 

Conveyor Drive Assembly Selection

This article was co-authored by:

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Conveyor Drive Assemblies

As the driving power behind a troughed belt conveyor, the drive assembly is a critical component in a conveyor’s ability to perform reliably and efficiently in the long term. Also known as the drive arrangement, the drive assembly is what supplies the torque to create Continue reading →

 

Top Factors Influencing Bulk Material Handling Equipment Design

This article was co-authored by:

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Material Handling Equipment Design

Bulk material handling equipment such as bucket elevators and belt conveyors transports material in and around processing and shipping facilities, lending automation and flexibility to industrial operations of all types. While bulk material handling equipment design is relatively straightforward, a number of material- and facility-specific Continue reading →

 

Long-Term Conveyor Storage: Best Practices

This article was co-authored by:

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Best Practices in Belt Conveyor Storage

The bulk material handling equipment employed in any operation, be it frac sand processing, potash mining, or other industrial endeavor, is a critical part of operational efficiency. Troughed belt conveyors serve to move material around a facility in seamless fluidity for maximum efficiency. But what Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Conveyor Truss Frame

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Conveyor Truss

This week’s photo highlights a conveyor truss frame ready for shipment. Truss frames are a feature of FEECO’s belt conveyors, and are available in several in standard depths and lengths. Load factors such as wind, snow etc. are also accounted for in truss selection. Since Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Belt Conveyor

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Belt Conveyor Slider Bed

This week’s photo highlights a belt conveyor. This particular belt conveyor is called a “slider bed” conveyor. The belt slides on a UHMW trough instead of idlers, which helps contain and minimize spillage. A slider bed does not allow for any belt sag between idlers Continue reading →

 


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