Articles (12)

A Square Heresy

November 2013: World Coal
Volume: 23 Number 11
Written By: Phil Wowak

Optimized and engineered flow control transfer chutes designed to reduce dusting and improve wear and flow-ability have now been around for about twenty years. There are several common designs that seem to dominate the coal handling arena, all with varying degrees of success.  The optimal design goal is to make them small and make them round!

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The Importance of Clean Conveyors

January 2013: World Coal
Written By: Aaron Gibbs and Mark Bayley

With the need to improve efficiency, safety and productivity at today’s coal mines, coal preparation plants, ports and bulk shipping terminals, and coal-fired power plants, good housekeeping and dust and carry-back reduction are increasingly important. Belt cleaners are an essential and key part to any clean, efficient conveyor system: according to the US Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), 39% of conveyor-related accidents occur while cleaning or shoveling around conveyors.

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Modernizing of Conveyor Systems

Issue #2: Bulk Solids Handling
Written By: Aaron Gibbs

Modernization of conveyor systems in today’s coal mines and coal-fired power plants is an essential goal for the management, employees and share holders of the company. It helps ensure that the mine or plant is running to its’ optimum potential, maximizing its’ tons per hour or most amount of BTU’s produced by the mine.

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Controlling Dust – With Conveyors and Transfer Points

June 2012: World Coal
Written By: Aaron Gibbs and Phil Wowak

This coal fired power plant burning PRB coal had a serious dusting problem at a primary underground transfer point. The 72” conveyors were handling a varying load from 0 to 3600 ton per hour at 650 feet per minute. The existing chute design caused extensive dusting, internal liner wear as well as material spillage and receiving conveyor belt mis-tracking due to off center loading with varying loads as well as belt cover wear.

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Train and Maintain – Bulk Conveyor Material Handling Training, Maintenance and Design

September 2010: World Coal
Written By: Aaron Gibbs

In today’s fast paced world, society and industry are in a constant state of change. Asset optimimization has never been more critical in everyday activities at home and at work. Conveyors are the lifeline to any coal-fired power plant’s productivity. Consistent training, knowledgeable instruction and reliable services on the latest technologies in the bulk material conveyor industry will ensure an incident free workplace.

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Providing, Installing and Maintaining the Solution – ASGCO’s “Complete Conveyor Solutions”

December 2009: World Coal
Written By: Aaron Gibbs

Top quality products with local turn-key installation and maintenance service ensure ASGCO’s customers achieve productivity and safety goals with the minimum total cost of ownership. Founded in 1971, the company uses proven products, engineering and turn-key service solutions to increase conveyor efficiencies, while reducing safety issues and increasing conveyor production capabilities and uptime.

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Stopping the Slide – Eliminating Conveyor Belt Misalignment

February 2009: World Coal
Written By: Aaron Gibbs

One of the most common reasons for unscheduled down-time on conveyor material handling systems is conveyor belt side travel problems. One of the challenges in tracking conveyor belts is that each belt and system it rides on has its own characteristics, and therefore there is no one answer to track every type of conveyor belt.

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Knowledge is Power – ASGCO’s Conveyor Training Program

February 2009: World Cement
Written By: Aaron Gibbs

In today’s fast-paced world, society is in a constant state of change, in both the everyday things we do at home and at work. Change can be good for any organization; however, if not carried out correctly, it can have negative effects on employees, products and the services that the organization provides to its customers.

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Taming Transfer Point Spills

September 2007: Aggregates Manager
Written By: Aaron Gibbs

Today’s aggregate industry is filled with several great challenges. First and foremost, to produce enough aggregate for cement, asphalt and other products for homes, businesses, schools, hospitals, and government infrastructures, all while not costing a small fortune throughout the process. Next, operators must address environmental responsibility concerns that dictate the use of best practices to protect both natural resources and future generations of citizens.

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Solving Conveyor Slippage

March 2007: American Longwall
Written By: Aaron Gibbs

The careful design work put into developing ASGCO’s new Arrowhead Ceramic Lagging is starting to pay off for its customers, with one Pennsylvania operation reporting a dramatic drop in recorded down time due to conveyor belt slippage.

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Arrowhead Pulley Lagging Solves the Problems of Belt Slippage and Pulley Lagging Wear

October 2006: Solids Handling
Issue: #5
Written By: Aaron Gibbs

ASGCO’s patent pending design of our unique Arrowhead Ceramic Lagging provides solutions to problems experienced with conveyor belt slippage around the drive pulley and severe wear problem on snub and bend pulleys. ASGCO has developed a full range of pulley lagging from ceramic, drive rubber and non-drive rubber lagging that is available in both abrasion resistant SBR and MSHA grade rubber for conveyor pulleys from slow belts all the way through to high-speed, high load belts.

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Solving Belt Slippage and Lagging Wear

October 2006: Pit & Quarry
Written By: Aaron Gibbs

The design of ASGCO’s Arrowhead Ceramic Lagging provides solutions to problems experienced with conveyor belt slippage around the drive pulley and severe wear problem on snub and bend pulleys. ASGCO has developed a full range of pulley lagging from ceramic, drive rubber and non-drive rubber lagging that is available in both abrasion resistant SBR and MSHA grade rubber for conveyor pulleys from slow belts all the way through to high-speed, high load belts.

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