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The very latest in conveying and material handling equipment

By |  April 19, 2021
Photo: Argonics

Photo: Argonics

Finding a material containment solution that helps alleviate downtime, while lowering maintenance time and cost, is critical to a plant’s performance. Polyurethane skirting from Argonics is a solution to meet these needs. The skirting is available in a variety of product options – from plain polyurethane skirting manufactured in rolls up to 50 ft. long, to containment liners embedded with ridged metal inserts for demanding applications. According to Argonics, its skirting products fit into most other manufacturers’ clamping or Unistrut systems. Argonics’ skirting products are available in a variety of thicknesses, widths and beveled or flat edges. The company says its polyurethane offers eight to 10 times the wear life of rubber with a 60 percent lower coefficient of friction, meaning less downtime and more cost savings.


Photo: Smiley Monroe

Photo: Smiley Monroe

Specialist training not required for this replacement conveyor belt

Zip Clip mechanically fastened replacement conveyor belts maximize uptime by getting producers up and running in less than one hour – with no need to wait on a vulcanizing crew, according to Smiley Monroe. Fitting instructions are shipped with every Zip Clip belt and, once fitted, the belts are ready to run. Zip Clip belts are available as both flat and chevron, and they’re suitable for use with overband magnets. Additionally, an armored connecting pin can be removed to make the belts reusable. 


Photo: Masaba

Photo: Masaba

Stinger drive systems deliver lower maintenance

With its track technology, Masaba says the Magnum telescoping radial stacker is one of the safest, most rugged telescoping conveyors on the market. Masaba’s designs provide positive traction and smooth operation of the stinger via a hydraulically driven chain on sprocket and pin hub drive designs that eliminate the danger of uncontrolled rollback typically associated with cable winch systems. According to Masaba, its stinger drive systems equally distribute the stinger loads over several support rollers to provide many years of low maintenance and reliable service. The company has models ranging in size from 100 to 190 ft.


Photo: Luff Industries

Photo: Luff Industries

Roller sealing arrangement combats idler contaminants

Sealing and lubrication are the main factors in the failure of idlers, Luff Industries says. So it is imperative to have a system in place to ensure dust, water and chemicals cannot contaminate the bearing. Luff’s roller sealing arrangement, including its high moisture seals, combat this issue. Since 2018, Luff has been part of the SKF Equipped program aimed at decreasing roller failures due to bearing contamination – delivering high-quality components inside Luff idlers. The combination of SKF ball bearing and Luff’s end cap design proved to be a resounding success in achieving that goal, Luff says. 


Photo: Superior Industries

Photo: Superior Industries

Quick-assemble conveyors an overland solution

The EXT Series expands the range of Superior Industriesmodular conveyor product line into longer and wider material handling applications. According to Superior, Zipline conveyors target bulk producers looking for overland conveyors requiring little or no pre-engineering for express deliveries. They are designed for quick assembly in the field. With the addition of the EXT Series, Zipline conveyors are now available in lengths up to 2,500 ft. and belt widths up to 48 in. 


Photo: Martin Sprocket & Gear

Photo: Martin Sprocket & Gear

Impact beds offer distinct benefits within load zones

A heavy impact bed from Martin Sprocket & Gear is suitable for belt conveyor load zone applications. A 4-ft.- or 5-ft.-long impact bed can be installed on a conveyor system in place of conventional impact idlers, Martin says. According to the company, an impact bed offers two primary advantages: The frame fabricated from back to back C channel will handle higher loads and impact with reduced frame deflection. Also, an impact bed offers excellent transfer point sealing, Martin says. With conventional impact idlers spaced closely together, Martin says a belt conveyor may experience belt sag between the idlers that can result in material spillage.


Photo: PPI

Photo: PPI

Smart idler tech presents new opportunities

PPI (Precision Pulley & Idler) was granted a limited premium partnership spot by Vayeron, an Industrial Internet of Things OEM for the mining and bulk material handling industry. PPI is now a Vayeron Global Premium Partner, with PPI describing Vayeron as rapidly growing the global distribution of its Smart-Idler product line. Through the partnership, customers in the U.S., Canada and Latin American countries will have access to PPI conveyor components powered by Vayeron Smart-Idler technology.


Photo: Martin Engineering

Photo: Martin Engineering

Belt cleaner provides solution to reduce inventory

A special conveyor belt cleaner from Martin Engineering was designed with a method of holding the urethane blade in place without the need to mill any slots for holding pins. Combining the benefits of previous designs into one product, the QC1+ belt cleaner can be cut to length to fit virtually any application, reducing the need for customers to stock multiple blade sizes to accommodate different belt widths. Operators simply trim the blade to the desired size from the stock 9-ft. length to match the material path, slide in the blade holders, and lock them in position. The new blade can be retrofitted to virtually any Martin mainframe and most competing designs, the company says. 


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