Category Archives: General

Reducing and Eliminating Carryback in Mechanical Conveyors

Conveyor carryback increases operational costs, decreases efficiency, and increases the chance of conveyor-related injuries during clean up. Reducing carryback and tailings should therefore be a goal of every manufacturer who owns a mechanical conveyor system. Why Address Carryback By carryback, we refer simply to material that adheres to or embeds into a conveyor belt or […]

Selecting Bulk Handling Equipment

As processors design factories to grow and automate production, it’s easy for them to focus on the islands of production in their systems (i.e. the expensive equipment that actually makes the end product) and overlook the equipment that transfers material between these islands. By this, we don’t mean they forget they need conveyance equipment. Rather, […]

Alternatives to Storing Biomass in Vertical Silos

Vertical silos are standard storage devices in many industries. But for biomass, they’re hardly ideal. Biomass tends to bridge, especially in round containers, and vertical silos have trouble reclaiming it. Because of these issues, companies that store biomass will want to consider the advantages of a horizontal system instead of a vertical one. Without even […]

Material Handling: Waste Veneer

Veneer waste can be difficult to transfer, chip, and reclaim due to its characteristics. Fortunately, we offer solutions that make it easier to process. Waste Conveyor Difficulty processing waste veneer begins on the waste conveyor before chipping. As it travels down the conveyor, veneer scraps will catch every crack and cranny in a conveyor trough. […]

Conveyors for Ash Handling

Ash is a difficult material to handle. And an expensive one—the conveyors that collect it must be replaced every few years due to the conditions they operate in. But companies can reduce expenses associated with maintaining an ash handling system and increase their lifespan by installing a well-designed conveyor. Challenges in Ash Handling: Temperature and […]

Dust Control at Your Mill

It’s understandable why you spend so much time managing dust. As it accumulates, you risk fire and explosion. It’s associated with cancer and chronic respiratory problems. It’s a general workplace hazard. And regulators require its containment. As a conscientious wood-product manufacturer, however, the hours personnel spend managing dust rather than doing something productive hasn’t escaped […]

How to Make the Most of Your Vendor Relationship: Working With Vendors to Diagnose Mechanical Problems

In our previous article, we discussed how to diagnose problems with your equipment. You need all the data points to form an accurate conclusion, and you need to contact the machine’s vendor to best diagnose the problem’s cause. It’s crucial that you contact the machine’s vendor while troubleshooting. They’re the best source of information. They […]

Troubleshooting? Keep These Points in Mind

Your conveyor broke, and it needs a larger shaft. At least that’s what the maintenance technician says. But is his diagnosis and solution valid? What actually happened to the conveyor? When problems like this occur, troubleshooting can be difficult. The further up the chain a problem gets reported, the more difficult to diagnose it becomes […]

Establishing a Better Agreement Between EPCs and Producers

Everyone is looking for the best value. Engineering, procurement, and construction firms and the companies that hire them want to spend their money in a way that they make as much profit as possible. That’s business. But, of course, how they make profit is different. So, while the relationship between EPCs and the companies they […]

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