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Conveyor Belt Dust Management Tips

February 22, 2022 10:22 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Conveyor Belt Dust Management Tips Any time you move dry material with a conveyor, there’s going to be some degree of airborne dust that will move around the air currents and land around the jobsite. This tends to happen most frequently at conveyor transports, where materials are loaded, unloaded or transported in such a manner that the dust is disturbed and then carried away from the system. With the use of an effective sealing system, an engineered transfer system and a dust-suppression and/or -collection system, you can significantly reduce dust emissions at your jobsite. There are several considerations and tips... View Article

Troughed Conveyor Belt Considerations

February 14, 2022 2:14 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Troughed Conveyor Belt Considerations Troughed conveyor belts allow the conveyor to carry more material. The greater the trough angle on the belt, the more material the conveyor will be able to carry. Whether the belt is made of flat rubber or PVC, it can be made into a trough with idlers. Factors that will determine the maximum trough angle include the thickness of the belt, the type of belt carcass, the belt’s tension rating and the width of the belt. It is important not to exceed the maximum trough angle for a particular belt, as this could cause permanent deformation... View Article

Best Practices for Conveyor Safety

February 1, 2022 9:03 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Conveyors are critical machinery in many manufacturing plants and cotton mills, but while they ensure materials and supplies move seamlessly throughout a facility, they can be dangerous and lead to severe injuries. These are some best safety practices for conveyors to keep everyone as safe as possible: Only allow authorized personnel to operate the conveyor: Our first tip for conveyor safety is to only let trained personnel near the conveyor. Even if they’re moving slowly, conveyors can sever limbs if employees aren’t sure how to use them. Additionally, make sure you only hire trained maintenance experts to fix a broken... View Article

Everything You Need to Know About Bucket Elevators

January 25, 2022 5:54 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

There are all sorts of different machines in cotton mills and manufacturing plants designed to move goods from point A to point B, but bucket elevators are some of the most commonly used equipment you’ll find. This post will cover everything you’ve ever wanted to know about bucket elevators. What is a bucket elevator? A bucket elevator is a piece of machinery dedicated to the vertical hauling of materials. These machines consist of buckets that carry the materials, a belt that carries the buckets, an engine to drive the belt and various accessories to load and unload materials from the... View Article

Cold-Weather Safety Practices for Heavy Equipment Operators

December 21, 2021 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Colder winter temperatures bring a higher chance of worker injuries and equipment failure. This post from our pros at M.B. McKee Company, Inc. will cover a few of the ways to ensure ultimate winter safety for everyone and every piece of equipment on a worksite. Before starting a shift Heavy equipment safety starts before workers even climb up into their machines to start a shift. Here are steps to take before any work begins: Layer up: The first step is to wear plenty of layers before heading out on the job. Multiple layers of synthetic fabrics help conserve body heat... View Article

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