Tag Archives: Conveyors

What’s Wrong With My Conveyor?

You weren’t hired because you were an expert in conveyor maintenance. Fortunately, when things go wrong, you have a resource you can turn to: Biomass Engineering & Equipment. Below is a chart of common problems and remedies for drag conveyors. When you encounter issues, it’s important to identify the root cause and not treat the […]

Choosing the Right Conveyor – Part 5

The Latest Conveyor Technology This is Part 5 in a series on choosing conveyors. For the previous article on designing your system, click here. We regularly post pictures of mechanical drag conveyors from the late 19th century and early 20th century on social media. What impresses us about these images is that many drag chain […]

Choosing the Right Conveyor – Part 4

Designing the Drag Conveyor This is Part 4 of a five-part series on selecting drag chain conveyors. For the previous article, click here. Choose Materials to Match the Environment Drag chain conveyors can transfer virtually any bulk material. But for one to perform well, it needs equipped with the proper materials. Conveyors must be designed […]

Choosing the Right Conveyor – Part 3

Industrial Duty Conveyors vs. Light Duty Conveyors This is Part 3 of a five-part series on choosing conveyors. For the previous article, which compares types of conveyors, click here. Suppliers employ a variety of terms when categorizing drag conveyors. “Light duty,” “agricultural grade,” “commercial duty,” “heavy duty,” “ultra-heavy duty,” “mill duty,” “industrial duty,” “super duty,” […]

Choosing the Right Conveyor – Part 2

Selecting the Correct Type of Conveyor This is Part 2 of a five-part series on selecting conveyors. To view the previous article on selecting a supplier, click here. A variety of conveyance systems are available for bulk material handling: drag conveyors (a.k.a. paddle conveyors, chain conveyors, or scraper conveyors), belt conveyors, pneumatic conveyance systems. Which […]

Choosing the Right Conveyor – Part 1

Choosing a Supplier Industries are rife with examples of drag chain conveyors that failed to live up to their manufacturers’ promises. The truth is there are many cheap conveyors on the market, machines that are poorly designed and equipped with low-quality, proprietary components that tie you to the manufacturer for replacement parts. There are also […]

Pallet Recycler Finds Success with Advanced SMART Conveyor

As the president of Challenger Pallet & Supply, Inc. Tad Hegsted needed a system to transport waste from his company’s pallet grinder to a loading bin at his new plant in Idaho Falls, Idaho.[1] For this, he planned on purchasing a pneumatic blower with associated airlocks and cyclones. But when he learned the system required […]

Material Handling: Hemp

Businesses which process hemp in a factory setting may find the stalks a challenging material to convey. Depending on the setup, a processor may need to convey hemp stalks from receiving to the decorticator. As stalks travels down the conveyor, they can potentially catch crannies in the conveyor trough and form a bridge, thereby obstructing […]

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 […]

SMART Conveyors Available at a Lower Initial Price!

INDIANAPOLIS—Biomass Engineering & Equipment announced Aug. 26 that it will lower the price of its innovative SMART Conveyors due to increased sales and changes in how it produces the machines. BE&E president Dane Floyd said, “While most manufacturers are raising prices while demand is up, we decided to lower ours. We’re able to do this […]