Solutions Case Studies

ASGCO®’s Tru-Trainer® (Dual Return) Conveyor Belt Tracking Idlers Improve Production Uptime On A Critical Primary Crusher Belt Conveyor At One Of The Largest Copper Mines in Chile

ASGCO®’s Tru-Trainer® (Dual Return) Conveyor Belt Tracking Idlers Improve Production Uptime On A Critical Primary Crusher Conveyor Belt At One Of The Largest Copper Mines in Chile Challenge: Production department complained to the maintenance superintendents about the unavailability of the…

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ASGCO®’s Tru-Trainer® (Dual Return) Conveyor Belt Tracking Idlers Improve Production Uptime On A Critical Primary Crusher Conveyor Belt At One Of The Largest Copper Mines in Chile

Challenge: Production department complained to the maintenance superintendents about the unavailability of the conveyor belt for unknown motives when running in dryer conditions without a counter weight. This particular conveyor belt tended to mistrack when the belt was running, but not loaded. As a result, the mistrack sensors would constantly stop this conveyor belt that outputs roughly 10,800 tons of copper ore per hour. After many head and tail pulley calibrations the problems continued and ASGCO® was called in to specify an effective tracking system.

SOLUTION/
ASGCO®’s representatives performed a complete conveyor survey and had mine personnel describe the issues. After thorough analysis, ASGCO® recommended installing two 96” Dual Return Tru-Trainers®. With a solution in mind, the main issue the site faced was stopping operations for a prolonged period of time. With only 4 to 5 hours available for installation, ASGCO® adapted to the situation and installed both Dual Return Tru-Trainers on a Sunday while maintenance supervisors were on leave without contracting any additional resources.

RESULTS/
Following ASGCO®’s improvements, the conveyor belt now remains centered when running without a load and does not trigger mistracking sensors which would cause unplanned down time, use of electrical personnel and unplanned production stoppage. As a result, on-site staff can now use the conveyor belt at all times and production in the copper mine has increased.

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ASGCO®’s Semi-Ceramic Pulley Lagging Improves Mistracking At An Aggregate Plant

ASGCO®’s Semi-Ceramic Pulley Lagging Improves Mistracking At An Aggregate Plant Challenge: Aggregate plant was experiencing severe mistracking in the center drive and the gravity take-up section of the conveyor. The mistracking had rubbed and damaged the conveyor structure and a solution…

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ASGCO®’s Semi-Ceramic Pulley Lagging Improves Mistracking At An Aggregate Plant

Challenge: Aggregate plant was experiencing severe mistracking in the center drive and the gravity take-up section of the conveyor. The mistracking had rubbed and damaged the conveyor structure and a solution was needed to prepare for Spring Crushing Season. During ASGCO®’s on-site inspection, it was discovered that both the Bend Pulley and the Snub Pulley had severe wear and the current trainer was ineffective.

SOLUTION/
ASGCO® presented a plan of action to address the mistracking in the center drive/gravity take-up section that included ultrasound testing of the exposed pulley drums to determine the thickness and the ability to relag in place. The upper bend pulley was too worn out for relagging and was replaced by the customer. ASGCO® relagged the lower bend and the snub with ASGCO®’s Semi-Ceramic Pulley Lagging to increase the life span of lagging compared to rubber-only lagging. ASGCO® also removed the old ineffective traditional return trainers and installed 60” Heavy Duty Tru-Trainers, placed 30′ before and after the center drive of the gravity take-up section.

RESULTS/
By removing the uneven worn lagging and replacing it with ASGCO®’s Semi-Ceramic Pulley Lagging we eliminated the possibility of uneven diameter pulleys influencing belt tracking by creating a consistent pulley diameter across the face of the pulleys. This allowed the heavy-duty Tur-Trainers® to be most effective, by not allowing unevenly worn pulleys to work against the adjustments the Tru-Trainer® made to the belt tracking. The customer was thoroughly impressed with ASGCO®’s full spectrum of services, the walk-down, report, solution presentation and ASGCO® tech’s execution of plan. The conveyor is now tracking in center of all pulleys in the center-drive and gravity take-up section.

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Trade Shows

Event Start Date End Date Booth City-State Sort Date
PACA
Venue: The Hotel Hershey
11/18/2019 11/19/2019 Table Top Hershey, PA 20191118
MOTAG South 2020
Venue: Hilton Atlanta Airport Hotel
02/05/2020 02/07/2020 Table Top Atlanta, GA 20200205
GCAA 2020
Venue: Cobb Galleria Centre
02/19/2020 02/20/2020 22 Atlanta, GA 20200219
SME 2020
Venue: Phoenix Convention Center
02/23/2020 02/26/2020 1805 Phoenix, AZ 20200223
CONEXPO/CON-AGG 2020
Venue: Las Vegas Convention Center
03/10/2020 03/14/2020 #C30073 Las Vegas, NV 20200310

Articles

Safety By Design

October 2017: Dry Bulk Aaron Gibbs, President of ASGCO® discusses improvements and maintenance to belt conveyors that can help reduce total cost of ownership and improve safety.

October 2017: Dry Bulk
Aaron Gibbs, President of ASGCO® discusses improvements and maintenance
to belt conveyors that can help reduce total cost of ownership and improve safety.

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Press Releases

ASGCO® Announces Tri-Lateral Agreement with WAGENER-Schwelm® and NILOS®.

  ASGCO® – “Complete Conveyor Solutions” For Immediate Release September 9th, 2019 ASGCO® Announces Tri-Lateral Agreement with WAGENER-Schwelm® and NILOS®. Allentown, PA.:  ASGCO® “Complete Conveyor Solution’s” announces a tri-lateral distribution, manufacturing…

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ASGCO® – “Complete Conveyor Solutions”
For Immediate Release
September 9th, 2019

ASGCO® Announces Tri-Lateral Agreement with WAGENER-Schwelm® and NILOS®.

Allentown, PA.:  ASGCO® “Complete Conveyor Solution’s” announces a tri-lateral distribution, manufacturing and intelectual partnership agreement with WAGENER-Schwelm® and NILOS®.

The cooperation between ASGCO®, WAGENER-Schwelm® and NILOS® will greatly improve the ability to service and provide “Best in Class” products to their valued servicing distributors, end-user customers and orignial equipment manufacturers around the world.

“The integration of highly precise German engineering from WAGENER® and Nilos®, combined with the  manufacturing, marketing, sales and service strength of ASGCO® gives us the ability to offer our customers excellent, highly engineered, “Best in the World” conveyor belt vulcanizing products that are “Made in America”, said Aaron Gibbs, President of ASGCO®.  “By providing our ASGCO® conveyor products through the NILOS® service branches and then also incorporating the WAGENER® and NILOS® range of products into ASGCO®’s product line; this will provide the “best in class” range of conveyor material handling solutions for our customers”.

Hilden, Germany: “We are proud to announce the new cooperation with ASGCO®, a very well established and reliable brand and company. Together we are able to provide the strongest and most innovative range of products in the conveyor belting industry. The Know-How transfer in both directions guarantees sustainable and high end production as well as increase our after-sales service around the world, said Thomas J. Ziller, Owner of WAGENER-Schwelm® and NILOS®. “Briefly summarized we say – Engineered in Germany, Made in America – that’s our statement for quality and customer satisfaction guarantee”.

About WAGENER-Schwelm®
Founded in 1897, WAGENER-Schwelm® GmbH & Co. has decades of experience in the development and manufacturing of portable and stationary vulcanizing presses, for splicing and repairing conveyor belts.
www.wagener-schwelm.comAbout NILOS®
Since 1926 NILOS® is known for the application-oriented development of high-quality and innovative hot and cold vulcanizing materials, compounds, cements and other conveyor belt related products. www.nilos.comAbout ASGCO®

ASGCO® “Complete Conveyor Solutions” founded in 1971 and headquartered in Allentown, PA is a leading manufacturer, distributor and service provider of proprietary conveyor and screening equipment and accessories that improve the safety and performance of bulk material handling systems.

ASGCO® is a diversified and innovative company with three major divisions that serve specific targets of the material handling industry. The growth of the company, over the years, is due to recognized improvements in the efficiency, safety and productivity of our customers operations.  At ASGCO® we continue to strive to make the handling of bulk materials more efficient, safer, and more productive.

Visit our website at www.asgco.com or contact us at info@asgco.com or at 1.610.821.0216.

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ASGCO® Announces Newly Redesigned Website!

ASGCO® – “Complete Conveyor Solutions” For Immediate Release September 01, 2019 ASGCO® Announces Newly Redesigned Website! Allentown, PA.:  ASGCO® “Complete Conveyor Solutions”, a leading manufacturer of proprietary bulk conveyor components and accessories,…

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ASGCO® – “Complete Conveyor Solutions”
For Immediate Release
September 01, 2019

ASGCO® Announces Newly Redesigned Website!

Allentown, PA.:  ASGCO® “Complete Conveyor Solutions”, a leading manufacturer of proprietary bulk conveyor components and accessories, is proud to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website at www.asgco.com/. The new site was designed by ASGCO®’s Marketing Department.

The primary goal during the redesign process was to create a more valuable, user-centric and responsive resource across all platforms and devices. Specifically, focusing on making it easier for users to learn and locate valuable information about products and services for their particular application. Not only at their desktop, but also on mobile devices. The updated menu design makes navigation simple and intuitive, helping users have a better overall experience.

ASGCO®‘s new website will be updated on a regular basis with news of product launches, essential client material, tradeshow information, and company milestones. The monthly Solutions Newsletter will continue to highlight completed projects and the value created for our clients as a result.

Visitors are encouraged to visit the website and take advantage of all the existing and new features provided. For any suggestions, questions or comments please contact us.

About ASGCO®

ASGCO® “Complete Conveyor Solutions” founded in 1971 and headquartered in Allentown, PA is a leading manufacturer, distributor and service provider of proprietary conveyor and screening equipment and accessories that improve the safety and performance of bulk material handling systems.

ASGCO® is a diversified and innovative company with three major divisions that serve specific targets of the material handling industry. The growth of the company, over the years, is due to recognized improvements in the efficiency, safety and productivity of our customers operations.  At ASGCO® we continue to strive to make the handling of bulk materials more efficient, safer, and more productive.

Visit our newly redesigned website at www.asgco.com/. Contact us toll-free at (800) 344-4000.

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ASGCO® Announces New Rotary Brush Cleaner™!

ASGCO® – “Complete Conveyor Solutions” For Immediate Release July 01, 2019 ASGCO® Announces New Rotary Brush Cleaner™! Allentown, PA.:  ASGCO® “Complete Conveyor Solutions” announces the latest addition to our line of Secondary…

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ASGCO® – “Complete Conveyor Solutions”
For Immediate Release
July 01, 2019

ASGCO® Announces New Rotary Brush Cleaner™!

Allentown, PA.:  ASGCO® “Complete Conveyor Solutions” announces the latest addition to our line of Secondary Belt Cleaner products. The new Rotary Brush Cleaner™ uses the speed and force of the belt rolling over hundreds of SBR Rubber Fingertips to significantly eliminate material accumulation and dust. Rotary action, finger length and spacing allows the carryback to fall free instead of clogging. Useful on worn or pitted vulcanised or mechanically spliced belts. It is designed to effectively clean chevron, cleated and raised-rib belts without the wear associated with conventional brush-type cleaners.

The Bolt-Up™ style mounting found on the new Rotary Brush Cleaner™  makes for easy adjustment up and down. Allowing the cleaning pitch to be set with the turn of a wrench as the SBR Rubber Fingertips wear. SBR rubber provides abrasion resistance for longer drum service life which ranges from 1 to 3 years depending upon the application, conditions, and the material being transported. Ideal for use with chevron style conveyor belting as seen on pulp and paper applications, wood yards and recycling.

The new Rotary Brush Cleaner™ is available in 18 in. (450mm) to 84 in. (2200mm) belt width with a maximum belt speed of 700 fpm (3.5 m/sec). It can be installed with no motor or with a motor without excessive power consumption. ASGCO®’s Rotary Brush Cleaner takes a new and effective approach to eliminate trapped material. Making installation, adjustment, blade replacement and maintenance fast and easy.

About ASGCO®

ASGCO® “Complete Conveyor Solutions” founded in 1971 and headquartered in Allentown, PA is a leading manufacturer, distributor and service provider of proprietary conveyor and screening equipment and accessories that improve the safety and performance of bulk material handling systems.

ASGCO® is a diversified and innovative company with three major divisions that serve specific targets of the material handling industry. The growth of the company, over the years, is due to recognized improvements in the efficiency, safety and productivity of our customers operations.  At ASGCO® we continue to strive to make the handling of bulk materials more efficient, safer, and more productive.

Visit our website at www.asgco.com. Contact us toll-free at (800) 344-4000.

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ASGCO® Announces Their Improved Line of Sure Grip™ Belt Clamps!

ASGCO® – “Complete Conveyor Solutions” For Immediate Release April 22, 2019 ASGCO® Announces Their Improved Line of Sure Grip™ Belt Clamps! Allentown, PA.:  ASGCO® “Complete Conveyor Solution’s” unveils two new products in our…

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ASGCO® – “Complete Conveyor Solutions”
For Immediate Release
April 22, 2019

ASGCO® Announces Their Improved Line of Sure Grip Belt Clamps!

Allentown, PA.:  ASGCO® “Complete Conveyor Solution’s” unveils two new products in our line of Safe-Guard® safety conveyor products. Designed to secure the belt for safe repair, the BC6 (6 Tons) and BC8 (8 Tons) Sure Grip™ Belt Clamps were created for maximum grip! Capable to handle more weight and work in any condition, they replace the existing BC5 (5 Tons) and BC7 (7 Tons) models.

The new BC6 (6 Ton) model is available for belts up to 72″ wide and up to 2″ thick. It is primarily designed for use in medium duty coal and coal fired power plants, copper and gold mining, iron ore and steel mills, aggregate and cement, pulp and paper mills, bulk shipping terminals, and mineral mining.

The new BC8 (8 Ton) has a lighter metal body and incorporates the use of reinforced bars. It is available for belts up to 96″ wide and up to 2 1/4″ thick. With a larger design, it is capable of handling heavy duty wide conveyor belts in coal and coal fired power plants, copper and gold mining, iron ore and steel mills, and bulk shipping terminals.

Sure Grip™ Belt Clamps are constructed from high grade steel components that are light in weight, conducive for easy transportation and assembly. Its shock-absorbing end caps are designed to protect the bars from hammer use and drops. Engineered for tough conditions, Sure Grip™ Belt Clamps allow for a lasting gripping force that far exceed all competitive solutions.

About ASGCO®

ASGCO® “Complete Conveyor Solutions” founded in 1971 and headquartered in Allentown, PA is a leading manufacturer, distributor and service provider of proprietary conveyor and screening equipment and accessories that improve the safety and performance of bulk material handling systems.

ASGCO® is a diversified and innovative company with three major divisions that serve specific targets of the material handling industry. The growth of the company, over the years, is due to recognized improvements in the efficiency, safety and productivity of our customers operations. At ASGCO® we continue to strive to make the handling of bulk materials more efficient, safer, and more productive.

 

Visit our website at www.asgco.com. Contact us toll-free at (800) 344-4000.

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ISNetworld® Recognizes ASGCO® For Over 10 Years of Commitment to Safety, Compliance and Sustainability.

ASGCO® – “Complete Conveyor Solutions” For Immediate Release March 28, 2019 ISNetworld® Recognizes ASGCO® For Over 10 Years of Commitment to Safety, Compliance and Sustainability. Allentown, PA:  ISNetworld® presented ASGCO®,…

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ASGCO® – “Complete Conveyor Solutions”
For Immediate Release
March 28, 2019

ISNetworld® Recognizes ASGCO® For Over 10 Years of Commitment to Safety, Compliance and Sustainability.

Allentown, PA:  ISNetworld® presented ASGCO®, Allentown, Pennsylvania, with a 10 year Certificate of Membership to show their appreciation for a decade of continued participation, support and feedback. This award congratulates ASGCO® for achieving this milestone by working together to build a safer and more sustainable partnership.

ASGCO® “Complete Conveyor Solutions” is committed to a zero incident culture focused on eliminating occupational injuries, incidents and accidents. Management systems have been installed company- wide to place redundant safety measures in place at areas of greatest concern in the workplace. We strive for the highest level of awareness and preparedness through continuous training programs and safety certifications. ASGCO® employees are educated and equipped to carry out their work in the safest most efficient way known in the industry.

ASGCO® utilizes appropriate tools for reporting and analyzing every service job, manufacturing task and any incident as well as implementing corrective actions company wide. Our safety programs are constantly reviewed and improved when needed. “We are honored to receive this recognition for our continue efforts to help protect our valued employees and customers.” Our goal is to continue to be an industry leader and instill a Safety 1st and Zero-Incident Free culture.” stated Aaron Gibbs, President
of ASGCO®.

About ASGCO®
ASGCO® “Complete Conveyor Solutions” founded in 1971 and headquartered in Allentown, PA is a leading manufacturer, distributor and service provider of proprietary conveyor and screening equipment and accessories that improve the safety and performance of bulk material handling systems.

 

ASGCO® is a diversified and innovative company with three major divisions that serve specific targets of the material handling industry. The growth of the company, over the years, is due to recognized improvements in the efficiency, safety and productivity of our customers operations.  At ASGCO® we continue to strive to make the handling of bulk materials more efficient, safer, and more productive.

Visit our website at www.asgco.com. Contact us toll-free at (800) 344-4000.

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