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  • Vibratory Screening Conveyors

    May 24, 2012

    These conveyors are designed to separate fines, lumps/overs, or both to achieve a targeted particle size range. The screens have a wide range of perforations sizes that are designed for easy removal and replacement for the cleaning process. The conveyors can also be equipped with discharge gates...

  • CEMA March Booked Orders up More Than 23% over 2011

    May 14, 2012

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its March 2012 Booked Orders increased by 23.7% when compared to March 2011 orders. March 2012 booked orders when compared to February 2012 booked orders were up 12.5%. March Booked Orders were up 2.6% for Bulk Handling...

  • DayLube Nano-Ceramic Grease for Conveyors

    May 11, 2012

    DayLube high-performance grease uses nanoceramic particles which act as sub-microscopic ball bearings to provide continuous lubrication to steel surfaces, and is especially suited for use with conveyors. With a much lower coefficient of friction at all temperatures than traditional PTFE greases,...

  • Aero-Mechanical Conveyor Runs 14 Years without Change of Parts, Wire Rope

    May 2, 2012

    For the last 14 years, a custom provider of coffee and condiments to offices, vending machine outlets, and private label sales has been using an aero-mechanical conveyor (AMC) from Spiroflow Systems Inc. in its flavored coffee production operation without replacing any part.    ...

  • Shaftless Screw Conveyors: a Perfect Solution for Handling Bulk Solids

    April 12, 2012

    The screw conveyor has been around since 267 BC when Archimedes came up with the brilliant idea to use a spiral incline plane to pump water for irrigation purposes. Figure 1 shows Archimedes’ original design. Since then, the screw conveyor has been used in thousands of industrial applications...

  • Screw Conveyor with Metal Detection Transfers Plastic Chips

    March 27, 2012

    A major Michigan plastics recycling company required a conveyor to automatically transport plastic chips from a grinder feeding a cyclone to a Gaylord box without operator intervention. In addition to conveying the plastic chips the company needed to detect and remove stainless steel, brass, mild...

  • CEMA Welcomes Two New Members

    March 23, 2012

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) recently welcomed two new members to its association: Jim Myers & Sons Inc. and Foster Wheeler USA Corp. Jim Myers & Sons Inc. is located in Pineville, NC and specializes in screw conveyors, bulk equipment, systems, and components,...

  • Guardian Grease Purged Seal

    March 21, 2012

    The Guardian grease purged seal offers a low profile and easy retrofit, replacing most waste pack and air purge seals with zero interchangeability problems allowing the use of standard 4-bolt flange bearings. Features include: effective up to 215ºF and 15 psi (higher for short durations); HT...

  • TipTrak Bucket Elevator

    March 21, 2012

    TipTrack is a gentle handling, low maintenance, spillage-free bucket elevator for handling powders and bulk solids. The interlocking buckets ensure spillage-free loading while the "Z" configuration (which eliminates transfers) results in gentl handling of product. The buckets run in...

  • Elevator Buckets Made with FDA-Compliant Resins

    March 21, 2012

    These elevator buckets are manufactured with FDA-compliant resins. Tapco FDA Nylon resin is compliant with FDA Regulations Title 21 CFR177.1500, 21 CFR175.105, 21 CFR178.2010, and 21 CFR 177.300. Tapco’s trademarked blue pigment in polyethylene meets the stringent standards under Food...