Categories for Conveyor Components

How to Extend Your Conveyor System’s Lifespan

June 3, 2020 4:56 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

All equipment has a finite lifespan, but you can ensure that your conveyor system runs as long as possible when you perform preventative maintenance. The better you stay on top of your maintenance tasks, the more you’ll save on repairs, replacement components and, of course, machine downtime. Conveyor system maintenance in Lubbock, TX should be regularly scheduled alongside all your other factory maintenance tasks. Here is an overview of what you can do to ensure that your conveyor systems operate at top capacity as much as possible: Routine cleaning and maintenance: The simplest and easiest way to keep your machines... View Article

Be Fully Prepared for These 2020 Harvest Projections

January 4, 2020 12:19 am Published by Leave your thoughts

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the harvest this year should be much bigger than initially expected—which means corn futures are falling, and your crops will require a lot more work than you might have counted on come harvest time. This year, the corn harvest alone will generate nearly 14 billion bushels, with the soybean harvest producing an estimated 3.68 billion bushels. The USDA also estimates that the wheat harvest will generate 1.98 billion bushels—over 96 million bushels more than the previous harvest. On the other side of the coin, demand is estimated to be about the same as... View Article

The Importance of Planning for a Grain Storage Shortage

December 11, 2019 11:47 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Recent projections from the U.S. Department of Agriculture indicate the potential for historic harvest of corn and soybeans (4.7 billion bushels of soybeans, and 14.8 billion for corn). These would make the largest and second-largest harvests for these respective crops in American history. The challenge that such large harvests produce is dealing with potentially insufficient storage capacity for all of these crops. Even though grain storage capacity has increased by 30 percent in recent years, there are still plenty of storage needs that aren’t being met. With harvests continually being bountiful, it can be a good idea for farmers to... View Article

The History of the Modern Grain Elevator

November 5, 2019 10:21 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

It’s hard to overstate the importance of agriculture in the United States, particularly in the South and Midwest. Over the last 160 years, the invention of grain elevators and conveyor parts in Lubbock, TX and beyond has not only produced a practical grain storage and conveyance solution, but has also contributed to the American skyline in an unexpected way. The early days Before grain elevators, grain was stored in bags or bins. Grain elevators make it possible to store grains in bulk. A grain elevator is a building in which grain is stockpiled and stored, but the phrase can also... View Article

Tips for Proper Grain Storage Throughout the Winter

October 22, 2019 10:20 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The long, cold winter can be brutal on your grain, especially if it’s not stored properly. Making sure that you prepare for inclement weather will help you maintain your grain’s high quality, and all it takes are a few easy steps. Failing to store your grain properly increases the risk that it will go out of condition prematurely, and force you to either market it immediately or lose the product altogether. Here are some tips from a provider of conveyor components in Lubbock, TX to keep in mind as you prepare for colder weather: Prepare your grain bins or bags:... View Article

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