Solutions Case Studies

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
Congreso Rápidas y Poderosas 3
Venue: Hotel Enjoy del Mar
07/30/2020 07/31/2020 Table Top Viña del Mar, Chile 20200730
MINExpo International 2020
Venue: Las Vegas Convention Center
09/28/2020 09/30/2020 #2763 Las Vegas, Nevada 20200928

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

COVID-19 Update

ASGCO® – “Complete Conveyor Solutions” For Immediate Release March 20th, 2020 COVID-19 Update Dear Valued Customers and Partners, We at ASGCO® are committed to our employees, customers and our communities….

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ASGCO® – “Complete Conveyor Solutions”
For Immediate Release
March 20th, 2020

COVID-19 Update

Dear Valued Customers and Partners,

We at ASGCO® are committed to our employees, customers and our communities. We work every day to manufacture, distribute our products and services that are critical to essential infrastructure projects for roads/highways/bridges, energy, bulk shipping, steel manufacturing and food processing that support the communities we live and work in.

I am writing to let you know that ASGCO® has implemented our business continuity plan in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. This includes adapting our workplace, as well as meeting and travel policies to protect our employees, customers and service providers. To ensure the continuity of our operations and to do our part to help reduce the spread of the virus we have:

1.  We are staying abreast of the expert advice being provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local public health departments.

2.  Implemented a work at home strategy for all our office employees. We will continue the same great service you have come to expect from ASGCO®.

3.  Restricted all non-essential travel for ASGCO® employees. Our team has extensive IT capabilities that we can and will use to conduct meetings and stay in contact with you.

4.  All facilities are being cleaned on a regular basis.

5.  Visitors by appointment only and must follow our COVID-19 visitor policy.

6.  Posting proper hand washing and good hygiene signage in the company bathrooms at all of our facilities.

ASGCO® is committed to supporting our employees, customers and our communities who may be impacted by this event. We deeply value our relationships with all of you and remain committed to serving you with and unwavering dedication to meeting your needs during this difficult time. Please call us if we can help.

Sincerely,

Aaron Gibbs
President
ASGCO® – “Complete Conveyor Solutions”

(610)730-7524
agibbs@asgco.com

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ASGCO® Announces The New BC-2™ Conveyor Belt Cleaner!

ASGCO® – “Complete Conveyor Solutions” For Immediate Release February 24th, 2020 ASGCO® Announces The New BC-2™ Conveyor Belt Cleaner! Allentown, PA.:  ASGCO® “Complete Conveyor Solutions” announces the latest addition to our line…

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ASGCO® – “Complete Conveyor Solutions”
For Immediate Release
February 24th, 2020

ASGCO® Announces The New BC-2™ Conveyor Belt Cleaner!

Allentown, PA.:  ASGCO® “Complete Conveyor Solutions” announces the latest addition to our line of Secondary Belt Cleaner products.

The new patent-pending ASGCO® BC-2™ Conveyor Belt Cleaner provides the best possible cleaning efficiency in the industry. It’s pre-tensioned mechanism provides continuous pressure on each arm with a stainless steel torsion spring and the bolt-on blades are self-adjustable and easy to replace, cutting down on maintenance cost and improving productivity.

The self-tensioning arms on the new BC2™ produces constant tension between the carbide blades and the conveyor using a stainless steel torsion spring. Overlapping tungsten carbide blades and the constant tension generated by the patent pending stainless steel spring self-tensioning arm assembly provide highly efficient belt cleaning. Each blade can be replaced from the arms without the need to replace the arm on every blade change.

Designed for mining and the most demanding applications, our heavy duty corrosion zinc coated steel mountain tube, spring self-tensioning arms and blades provide constant cleaning without the rust of chipped powder coating. The BC2™ is primarily intended 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.

Engineered for flexible configuration, the BC2™ gives the end-customer the option to locate the blades directly on the bottom of the head pulley. Additionally, the HD Bolt-Up™ Tensioner let’s you simply and accurately configurate the tensioning. Safe and easy to service, the ASGCO® BC-2™ Conveyor Belt Cleaner is the last belt cleaner you will ever need.

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 or contact us at info@asgco.com or at 1.610.821.0216.

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ASGCO® Announces Their New Improved Belt Clamps are being Rebranded to “Safe-Grip™” Belt Clamps!

ASGCO® – “Complete Conveyor Solutions” For Immediate Release February 21st, 2020 ASGCO® Announces Their New Improved Belt Clamps are being Rebranded to “Safe-Grip™” Belt Clamps! Allentown, PA.: ASGCO® “Complete Conveyor…

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ASGCO® – “Complete Conveyor Solutions”
For Immediate Release
February 21st, 2020

ASGCO® Announces Their New Improved Belt Clamps are being Rebranded to “Safe-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) Safe-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 1″ thick. It is primarily designed for use in medium duty aggregate and cement, coal and coal fired power plants, copper and gold mining, iron ore and steel mills, 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.

Safe-Grip™ Belt Clamps are manufactured in the USA and 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, 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 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 toll-free at (800) 344-4000.

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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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