Tag Archives: Conveyors

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 […]

Caring for Your Drag Conveyor Chain

  And if you don’t love me now You will never love me again I can still hear you saying You would never break the chain (Never break the chain) —The Chain, Fleetwood Mac   Chains are one of the most maintenance-heavy components in a drag conveyor. And when they fail, it’s not just a […]

Comparing Conveyor Finishes: Paint, Powder Coat, Galvanized, Stainless Steel

It’s understood that the components in a drag chain conveyor affect its operational costs. A conveyor’s finish does the same. Rust—the quick-to-form result of a poor choice in finish—can lead to costly repairs, downtime, and mess if it forms holes through which material can escape. Ultimately, rust can shorten the useful life of a conveyor. […]

The Price of Inefficient Design

If a machine could save you more than $300,000 in two years, would it be worth purchasing? Probably. With savings like that, you could likely convince your CFO to make the investment. Yet ethanol producers often lose out on savings of this magnitude because they overlook the lifetime cost of ownership of equipment they purchase, […]

Nine Reasons We Call It A ‘SMART’ Conveyor

Is your conveyor up to the task of today’s material handling? The wood industry has seen major improvements in terms of processing and production machinery, but material handling equipment has largely lagged. The technology of 20 and 30 years ago simply isn’t up to the expectations of today’s industries. That’s where we come in. We’ve […]

Problems with Single-Chain Conveyors

Drag conveyors come in two general styles: single chain or twin chain. Single-chain drag conveyors normally drag a chain with a series flights and paddles over the floor of the conveyor. Twin-chain conveyors employ two chains that run in parallel and carry paddles between them. Most drag conveyors fit into the single-chain category due to […]

How to Extend the Life of Your Conveyor

So you don’t have a SMART Conveyor. In fact, your conveyor is pretty dumb. It’s noisy. It’s inefficient. It requires too much attention. But you’re stuck with it. Is there anything you can do to help it run well (or at least better) for as long as possible? There is. This blog is written by […]