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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

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

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