Tag Archives: Conveyors

Why Plastics in Drag Chain Conveyors?

This blog is the first in a three-part series about plastics in drag conveyors. Many single-chain and twin-chain conveyors use plastics for their paddles. We, too, make our paddles from plastic. But we don’t limit our use of plastic to these components. We also use plastics to reduce wear and friction throughout the conveyor. It’s […]

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 […]

Fire Safety in Sawmills and Forestry Plants

Fires in sawmills and other forestry product plants are a real threat. Production environments in these facilities are filled with wood, the combustible nature of which is exacerbated by large amounts of sawdust and fine wood particles in the air. Fires in such facilities have been a problem in Europe in recent years, with 79 […]

Problems and Solutions for Biomass Conveyor Designs

Imagine a typical biomass conveyor: it’s designed with a single chain that runs along the center of the floor and through the biomass, which smooth, metal paddles—that extend to the conveyor’s walls—drag via the chain drive. The conveyor is held aloft with multiple support structures. Not every biomass conveyor is designed this way, but many […]