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Fenner Dunlop app allows for conveyor monitoring

By |  May 28, 2021

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Fenner Dunlop Americas, a manufacturer of conveyor belting, enhanced its conveyor monitoring services with BIRDSi.

BIRDSi is a digital tool delivering conveyor operators real-time, remote access to belt performance.

According to Fenner Dunlop, the company’s EagleEye sensing system powers BIRDSi. EagleEye has monitored steel cord conveyors for several years.

EagleEye is a permanent device affixed to conveyor belts that continuously captures belt health events. By connecting EagleEye to BIRDSi, operators can monitor belts remotely via a computer, smartphone or tablet to reduce downtime and resolve issues more quickly.

“Conveyors often operate 24/7 and are in constant motion,” says Geoff Normanton, divisional vice president of technology at Fenner Dunlop. “If they fail, loss of production will be costly. We developed this web application so our customers can identify potential issues before they create the need for larger, more time-intensive and expensive action. With BIRDSi, conveyor operators can achieve the best performance, efficiency and safety, which results in better productivity.”

BIRDSi automatically monitors the status of all conveyors from a single dashboard, Fenner Dunlop says. The application allows users to send and view messages, as well as print the resolution needed on the belt or EagleEye system. Operators can log in anywhere to view current and historical belt health events – including internal and external steel cord damage, rips and tears, splice elongation and impact, sensor status and corresponding action taken for each issue.

“Our hardware and software engineers are continuously evolving our monitoring tools and services to meet the needs of the industry,” says Scott Frenz, vice president of Fenner Dunlop sales and marketing. “We believe BIRDSi will prove to be a fantastic tool for our customers, as it provides all crucial conveyor information in a very clear, understandable way.”

Kevin Yanik

About the Author:

Kevin Yanik is the editor-in-chief of Pit & Quarry magazine. Yanik can be reached at 216-706-3724 or kyanik@northcoastmedia.net.

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