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Best Practices for Preparing Your Cotton Gin for Flooding

June 9, 2023 5:44 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Best Practices for Preparing Your Cotton Gin for Flooding As a cotton gin owner, you know that weather can be unpredictable. One of the most damaging weather events for a cotton gin is flooding. Flooding can wreak havoc on your equipment, causing damage that can take weeks or even months to repair. Therefore, it’s crucial that you take steps to prepare your cotton gin for flooding. Here are some of the best practices to follow for flood preparation. 1. Survey the area and assess the risk The first step in preparing your cotton gin for flooding is to assess the... View Article

The Different Types of Taper Rollers

December 15, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Taper rollers are an essential part of many manufacturing processes and come in various varieties. The different types of taper rollers can help you know what to look for when shopping for one of these items. It can also minimize confusion and ensure you buy only the most appropriate option for your specific facility’s operation. Here are the three most common taper rollers and the situations in which they may work the best for you. Understanding them can help you choose properly when buying rollers for your facility. Axial-Only Loads Axial-only loads are similar to other thrust-variety roller bearings. The... View Article

Governments and Food Companies Need to Work Together

November 21, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

With climate change being such a major threat not only to the environment but also to the survival of the human race, it’s time to put differences aside and work together for survival. Governments and food company cooperation can be key to finding a solution to this issue before it’s too late. The Urgent Matter of Sustainability The world is in a rush to advocate and promote sustainable living so that it can help ease the harmful effects of modern society on the planet. According to a report from some of the world’s largest food groups, there’s plenty of room for... View Article

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

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