Drag Conveyor Paddles: Steel vs. Plastic

A typical drag conveyor comes equipped with steel paddles. Although a standard throughout much of the industry, such a design comes with drawbacks. Steel paddles are expensive, difficult to manipulate, can corrode, bend, and can damage other machines down the line if broken. So, we’ve decided to chuck standard designs and opt for a different […]

Free eBook on DDGS Storage Available!

Download Your Free eBook on DDGS Storage Biomass Engineering & Equipment is offering a free, 12-page eBook on DDGS storage problems and solutions. In this resource, we discuss: Common problems with DDGS storage at ethanol plants Safety issues regarding DDGS storage Increasing the volume of DDGS stored Benefits of using modular container bins to store […]

Welcome to the Team, Dennis

Veneer Services and its Biomass Engineering & Equipment division is pleased to announce the addition of Dennis Widdifield to our team. Dennis will serve as our sales engineer for Eastern and Central Canada and the Great Lakes states of Wisconsin and Minnesota. He is ready to serve our clients’ needs. Dennis is a mechanical engineer/senior […]

Cheap Machines Can Cost Thousands in Downtime

When purchasing equipment, do you factor in the cost of downtime the equipment will create when it stops working? Of course you don’t. You’re buying new equipment so that you don’t have to deal with downtime. But if the equipment is poorly designed and shoddily constructed, you’re going to experience downtime despite the fact that […]

Four Maintenance-Friendly Designs to Consider in New Machines

Financial controllers and maintenance workers live in different worlds. One works to keep the numbers in order, and the other does his best stop leaks. One works in air conditioning, and the other makes sure the air conditioning is running. Despite different aims and environment, the two need not differ when it comes to what […]