Tag Archives: material handling

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 […]

Problems with Bucket Elevators

Manufacturers often choose continuous bucket elevators because these machines seem like the obvious choice. Manufacturers need to handle material gently, they need to move materially vertically; they have limited space to do so; they need to move material quickly; and they’re using a belt conveyor to move product. A bucket elevator will accomplish these things. […]

New Years Resolution #1

“I will fix my storage, surge, and feed bin problems.” SMART Containers are a quick and low cost solution for storing and feeding your material. We have refined the system down to a modular approach that allows you to scale the package to the size you need now AND to increase the capacity in the […]