Solutions Case Studies

ASGCO® Mid-Atlantic Conveyor Services Division Provides Critical Solutions to the Aggregate Industry

Challenge: The customer did not have easy access to the splicing area on this conveyor system. The tail pulley was obstructed by both the equipment and the surrounding structure. In order to string the belt on such an elevated, inclined…

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Challenge: The customer did not have easy access to the splicing area on this conveyor system. The tail pulley was obstructed by both the equipment and the surrounding structure. In order to string the belt on such an elevated, inclined conveyor, the belt would need to be held over top of the system with a crane, which would bring up safety concerns, posing an additional challenge for the installation. The elevation and incline also made transporting the vulcanizing equipment much more difficult.

Solutions: ASGCO® recommended using the Quarry-Duty™ 3 ply 600 PIW 3/8” x 3/32”, 42” wide by 700’ long textile reinforced conveyor belt which is highly engineered for steep-incline conveying. The extra strength meets the grueling demands of this heavy-duty quarry conveyor system. A crane was needed to hold the belt over the system during the stringing and a man lift was needed for the non-catwalk side. The product was also installed with AR1 covers for added protection.

Results: The high adhesion, lower elongation and superior field performance of the Quarry-Duty™ conveyor belting is engineered to protect the belt from wear and tear. The vulcanized splice is much stronger than a mechanical splice and makes for a smooth transition as the belt travels through the belt scrapers. This long-life conveyor belting met the customer’s needs and provided a long-lasting, quality solution.

 

 

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ASGCO® Solves Material Spillage at a Large Southeast Pellet Mill.

Challenge: The customer had a large/reoccurring spill problem on top of their 140’ Silos.  A drag chain conveyor fed a 30’ long, 24” wide reversing conveyor that filled their two Silos with wood pellets for their Rail Loadout. Originally the…

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Challenge: The customer had a large/reoccurring spill problem on top of their 140’ Silos.  A drag chain conveyor fed a 30’ long, 24” wide reversing conveyor that filled their two Silos with wood pellets for their Rail Loadout. Originally the idlers were spaced out 4ft apart and did not offer proper support for the belting or skirting. This allowed fugitive material to escape the skirting, causing excess spillage, leading to poor housekeeping and dangerous conditions.

Solutions: We installed a total of 20’ of ASGCO® Slide-N-Roll Beds and 6 Slide-Lers. We configured 10’ of Slide-N-Roll Beds directly under the load point in the center of the conveyor. Next, we used an ASGCO® Slide-Ler and a 5’ Slide-N-Roll Bed on each end of the conveyor, followed by transitional Slide-Lers on each end of the conveyor. Once we had the system properly supported, we recommended ASGCO® Multi-Seal Skirting in conjunction with ASGCO Double Handle Skirting Clamps.

Results: By adding the modular ASGCO® Slide-N-RollTM Beds and Slide-LersTM now the conveyor belt was properly supported, creating a consistent plane for the ASGCO® Multi-SealTM Skirting to properly seal the material being conveyed. This reduced the spillage clean up time from 20 hours to 4 hours per month.

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ASGCO®’s Washboxes Solve Copper Mine’s SAG Mill Plant Feed Conveyor Belt Carryback Challenges and Optimizes Water Consumption Usage

Challenge: The copper mine’s concentrator was utilizing a problematic wash bay on their SAG Mill Feed Belt to contain carryback and to assist in the handling of carryback/slurry removal from the tertiary cleaners. The wash bay’s design consisted of a…

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Challenge: The copper mine’s concentrator was utilizing a problematic wash bay on their SAG Mill Feed Belt to contain carryback and to assist in the handling of carryback/slurry removal from the tertiary cleaners. The wash bay’s design consisted of a 40′ long metal installed underneath the conveyor belt with a series of water jets that sprayed the dirty side of the belt and slurried the carryback into the head pulley’s chute. The wash bay had challenges in containing the water and struggled with build-up. Supply water was acidic rotting the conveyor belt structure and flooring.

SOLUTION/
ASGCO®’s representatives performed a complete conveyor survey and had the mine personnel describe the issues.A fter thorough analysis, ASGCO® recommended removing the wash bay and installing (3) three 54” stainless steel ASGCO® Wash-boxes™ to maintain effective cleaning pressure while containing the wash waste fluid. Additionally, ASGCO® installed (3) three stainless steel Drip Pans.

RESULTS/
Following ASGCO®’s improvements, there has been a significant decrease of water consumption in the copper mine. Along with this, the acidic water that damaged the belt structure and flooring has been mostly eliminated and the challenges of trough-slurry management have been resolved. As a result, water is being used more efficiently and production in the copper mine has increased.

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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

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…

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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

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…

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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
MOTAG South
Venue: Hilton Atlanta Airport
02/15/2023 02/17/2023 Table Top Atlanta 20230215
GCAA 2023
Venue: Cobb Galleria Center
02/22/2023 02/23/2023 21 Atlanta, GA 20230222
MINEXCHANGE 2023 SME Annual Conference & Expo
Venue: Colorado Convention Center - Denver CO
02/26/2023 03/01/2023 1615 Denver, CO 20230226
CONEXPO/CON-AGG 2023
Venue: Las Vegas Convention Center
03/14/2023 03/18/2023 #C30073 Las Vegas, NV 20230314
CIM Annual Convention & The Expo
Venue: Vancouver Convention Centre
05/01/2023 05/04/2023 1024 Vancouver, BC, Canada 20230501

Articles

ASGCO and the Mining Industry in South America – Q&A

June 2020: Nueva Minería y Energía  Roberto Pizarro, ASGCO’s Northern Chile Territory Manager ASGCO and the Mining Industry in South America – Q&A

June 2020: Nueva Minería y Energía 
Roberto Pizarro, ASGCO’s Northern Chile Territory Manager

ASGCO and the Mining Industry in South America – Q&A

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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 New Grizzly™ Conveyor Belt Skiver!

ASGCO® For Immediate Release January 21st, 2022 Nazareth, PA.: ASGCO® “Complete Conveyor Solutions” announces the latest addition to their line of conveyor belt products that enhance efficiency, safety, and productivity….

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ASGCO®
For Immediate Release
January 21st, 2022

Nazareth, PA.: ASGCO® “Complete Conveyor Solutions” announces the latest addition to their line of conveyor belt products that enhance efficiency, safety, and productivity. The ASGCO Conveyor Belt Skiver is a safe and easy way of removing/recessing the conveyor belt covers for the installation of mechanical fasteners.

The ASGCO Conveyor Belt Skiver is battery-operated (18-Volt) with dual-acting tungsten carbide blades that accurately skives the rubber off the surface of the conveyor belt.  A skived conveyor belt provides for a stronger and longer conveyor belt splice life and the lower profile helps with belt cleaner performance. The ASGCO Conveyor Belt Skiver comes as a kit, complete with a battery charger, 2 batteries, and a set of tungsten carbide replacement blades all in a sturdy zippered canvas bag.

ASGCO offers high-quality tools to accurately and safely perform mechanical fastening installation to a conveyor belt. From the Safe-Grip™ Belt Clamps, Magnum® Belt Cutters, now the ASGCO Conveyor Belt Skiver, and the widely successful Grizzly™ Screw-Splice.

About ASGCO®

ASGCO® “Complete Conveyor Solutions” founded in 1971 and headquartered in Nazareth, PA is a leading manufacturer, distributor, and service provider of proprietary conveyor 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 customer’s 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 or at info@asgco.com

 

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ASGCO® Announces their New Grizzly™ Screw-Splice Conveyor Belt Fastening System!

ASGCO® For Immediate Release December 6th, 2021 Nazareth, PA.:  ASGCO® “Complete Conveyor Solutions” announces the latest addition to their line of conveyor belt products that enhance efficiency, safety and productivity. The…

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ASGCO®
For Immediate Release
December 6th, 2021

Nazareth, PA.:  ASGCO® “Complete Conveyor Solutions” announces the latest addition to their line of conveyor belt products that enhance efficiency, safety and productivity.

The Grizzly™ Screw-Splice provides a strong and flexible rubber splice that screws directly on the conveyor belt, with great accuracy and precision.  The Grizzly™ Screw-Splice conveyor belt splicing and fastening system delivers power, strength, and flexibility in every application. It is the perfect fastener to save you time and money while allowing a quick, accurate, and easy installation.

Compared to traditional metal fasteners, this splice is much stronger, wears less, and has a low-profile silhouette that is easier on the components of your conveyor systems. The Grizzly™ Screw-Splice includes specialized self-tapping and self-drilling screws that uphold the toughness of the conveyor belt by passing through the belt carcass instead of creating holes, which significantly compromises strength.

The Grizzly™ Screw-Splices are available in different rubber compounds and tensile strengths (up to 1,650 PIW) for various bulk material handling and mining applications.

About ASGCO®

ASGCO® “Complete Conveyor Solutions” founded in 1971 and headquartered in Nazareth, PA is a leading manufacturer, distributor and service provider of proprietary conveyor 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 or at info@asgco.com.

 

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ASGCO’s® Aaron Gibbs Receives Patriot Award!

ASGCO® For Immediate Release March 1st, 2021 Allentown, PA.:  The United States Department of Defense and Pennsylvania Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve recognizes Aaron Gibbs of…

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ASGCO®
For Immediate Release
March 1st, 2021

Allentown, PA.:  The United States Department of Defense and Pennsylvania Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve recognizes Aaron Gibbs of ASGCO Manufacturing, Inc. as a Patriotic Employer for contributing to National Security and Protecting Liberty and Freedom by supporting employee participation in America’s National Guard and Reserve Force.

“As the Chair of the Pennsylvania Committee of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, I want to thank you personally for your support of Command Sergeant Major Niled Chris Cruthirds.  This is such an important part of the support for our Service Members to know that their employer has their back while they serve our country.”

“This award is presented on behalf of the Department of the Defense and the Service member who nominated you for this award. They are grateful for the support that you have provided to them while performing their military obligation to our nation,” stated Martin Kuhar, State Chairman ESGR.

About ASGCO®

ASGCO® “Complete Conveyor Solutions” founded in 1971 and headquartered in Allentown, PA is a leading manufacturer, distributor and service provider of proprietary bulk material handling conveyors 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 New U-Scrape™ Secondary Conveyor Belt Cleaner!

  ASGCO® For Immediate Release December 1, 2020 Allentown, PA.: ASGCO® “Complete Conveyor Solutions” announces the latest addition to their line of Secondary Belt Cleaner products for bulk material handling…

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ASGCO®
For Immediate Release
December 1, 2020

Allentown, PA.: ASGCO® “Complete Conveyor Solutions” announces the latest addition to their line of Secondary Belt Cleaner products for bulk material handling applications. The U-Scrape™ Secondary Cleaner’s, unique “U” shape design conforms to the return side of the belt, which allows the blade to maintain the maximum pressure in the center of the belt where the majority of the carryback material builds up. The blade is offered in two options, solid urethane, or with tungsten carbide tips embedded in urethane. With its curved U-shape blade, the U-Scrape™ blade tips are in constant contact with the belt to give you the highest cleaning efficiency, especially in tough applications.
The U-Scrape™ belt cleaner is primarily intended for use in conveyor bulk material handling applications in the following industries; Aggregates, recycling, wastewater treatment, pulp & paper, coal, coal-fired power plants, chemical processing among others where carryback and spillage needs to be eliminated.

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 the New BC3 Safe Grip Conveyor Belt Clamp!

ASGCO® For Immediate Release October 1, 2020 Allentown, PA.:  ASGCO® “Complete Conveyor Solution’s” unveils an additional new product to their line of Safe-Guard® safety conveyor products. Designed to secure the conveyor…

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ASGCO®
For Immediate Release
October 1, 2020

Allentown, PA.:  ASGCO® “Complete Conveyor Solution’s” unveils an additional new product to their line of Safe-Guard® safety conveyor products. Designed to secure the conveyor belt for safe repair, the BC3 (3 ton) Safe-Grip™ Conveyor Belt Clamps were created for maximum grip!

The new BC3 (3 Ton) model is available for conveyor belts up to 72″ wide and up to .625″ thick. It is primarily designed for use in light to medium duty applications, including aggregates, sand and gravel, recycling, pulp and paper, lumber processing, and warehousing and distribution centers.

Safe Grip™ Belt Clamps are constructed from high-grade steel and aluminum components that are light in weight, yet still rugged enough for the application. Its shock-absorbing end caps are designed to protect the bars from hammer use and drops. Engineered for tough conditions, Safe 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 customer’s 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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