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Benetech Conveyor System Maintenance: Higher Performance, Less Maintaining

November 27, 2017

As a bulk material handler, you know that just because a conveyor system seems to be functioning well, complications can still be forming within it. If the system is not inspected and maintained correctly, what begins as a small problem can turn into a major one that forces a shutdown and creates lost production and,…

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Profiting from Prevention in Place of the Cure: Your Alternative to Industrial Air Cannons

October 4, 2017

As a bulk material handler, you’re familiar with build-up and pluggage issues that can slow or block material flow: Clinging – material deposits that impede flow in hoppers and can contaminate other materials if the clinging material breaks off Bridging – blockage at the outlet of the storage hopper or transfer chute, particularly when working…

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Improving Safety in Material Handling Operations: Dust Mitigation for Preventing Accidents & Injuries

September 5, 2017

Airborne dust creates a number of hazards for bulk material handlers. Under certain conditions, combustible dust can ignite and explode. Fugitive dust also can endanger personal health as inhalable dust (larger, heavier particles) or respirable dust (smaller, finer particles). Yet another peril posed by fugitive dust is possible accidents and injuries. Excessive dust build-up at…

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Improving Safety in Material Handling Operations: Fugitive Dust

August 9, 2017

We’ve discussed the perils of airborne dust if it is combustible and caught in conditions that can cause an explosion. Fugitive dust can likewise pose a safety hazard if employees are breathing it because of deficient dust control. Fugitive dust that creates a health risk is categorized as either inhalable dust or respirable dust. Inhalable…

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Improving Safety in Material Handling Operations: Combustible Dust

July 11, 2017

Airborne dusts that escape during bulk material flow can become a major safety hazard, particularly if they are combustible. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) defines combustible dusts as “fine particles that present an explosion hazard when suspended in air in certain conditions.” They can result in employee death or injury and destroy entire…

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Conveyor Belt Scraper Blade

May 23, 2017

Benetech ADVANTEDGE™ Conveyor Belt Scraper Blade: Design and Technology for Greater Blade Life and Performance Bulk material handlers who work with hot environments face a frequent challenge: trying to keep the conveyor belt clean with a scraper blade that wears out too soon and creates other problems. Carryback is but one concern with a conveyor…

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Conveyor Skirtboard Systems

April 6, 2017

Benetech Conveyor Skirtboard Systems: Easy Maintenance, Replacement and Adjustability for More-Productive Material Handling Maintaining steady, profitable production is vital to your business. There may be times when a system component is flawed, aging or failing but budget and time constraints don’t allow a full system replacement. This is when Benetech’s MaxZone® conveyor skirtboard system becomes…

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Conveyor Belt Washing Systems

March 10, 2017

Benetech Washdown and Conveyor Belt Washing Systems: Design and Engineering for Performance, Compliance and Cost Removing all remaining dust from your bulk material handling is important to you as both an operational best practice and an issue of OSHA compliance. Benetech washdown and conveyor belt washing systems achieve your goals to be dust free and…

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Bulk Loading Dust Control

February 9, 2017

Benetech Dust Control and Mitigation Systems: Safety, Savings, Compliance, Performance Fugitive dust can be a pervasive problem when you’re handling different types of material. Just a few threats it poses include: Endangered air quality Breach of environmental regulations Health and safety issues Costs of wasted material Lost production time Premature equipment wear. Benetech understands that…

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Load Zone Support

January 25, 2017

Benetech Load Zone Support Systems: How Safe Is Your Conveyor Belt? Conveyor belts for your bulk material handling have a tough task to perform: They must remain efficient and durable while transferring large loads for lengthy periods. Without the proper support, those belts can deteriorate from the steady impact of tramp metal, rock debris and…

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