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Come See WRC at The Bluefield Coal & Mining Show in Bluefield, WV, Sept. 14-16, 2022

We cordially invite you to visit West River Conveyors at the Bluefield Coal and Mining Show in Bluefield, West Virginia, from September 14th-16th, 2022. We’ll be in Booth # – 1701-1703.  This free event will be held at the Brushfork National Guard Armory & Civic Center. It will feature many coal industry leaders, a private […]

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Things to Consider When Selecting a Heavy Construction Conveyor

The approach taken to transporting bulk material has a significant impact on the cost and profitability of a construction project. It can even influence the chances of winning future business, especially when the client is a state or municipal body. Construction companies typically start out planning to use trucks for material transport. For many projects, […]

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Heavy Construction Conveyor Engineering Guide

For big civil engineering and infrastructure projects, construction conveyors may be a better choice than front-end loaders and haul trucks. A construction conveyor moves aggregate, bulk rock, and borrow material quickly and efficiently. It takes up little space, can avoid existing traffic flows, and has less environmental impact. Plus, it doesn’t need drivers. Keep reading […]

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Conveyors vs. Trucking & Hauling for Heavy Construction Projects

If you’re planning a heavy construction project that requires transporting bulk materials, you’ve got a decision to make conveyors vs. trucking & hauling. The best choice may not be obvious and will depend on your project specifics, materials, and terrain. Haul trucks may seem tempting due to their lower initial cost. But, in many construction […]

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Conveyor Belt Skirting: How it Works & Why You Need It

Anyone loading bulk material onto a conveyor understands spillage and dust. Whatever you’re transferring gets jostled around, creating a dusty mess and a growing mound of escaped material. Had enough? Enough shoveling and cleaning? It’s high time you discover conveyor belt skirting. Skirting is a simple solution that’ll decrease parts damage and improve uptime. Let’s […]

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Bulk Material Handling Conveyor Design Considerations

Material spills are wasteful and they create a cleanup problem, yet if your bulk material conveyor isn’t right for the job you’ll be dealing with them for a long time.  Designing a successful system poses a host of challenges, from weight to repose angle. Here’s some advice on what to consider next time you need […]

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Join West River at the MINEXCHANGE in Salt Lake City, UT

We invite you to come experience the best of the mining industry, in-person, all in one location!  MINEXCHANGE 2022 is a comprehensive event: part conference (featuring traditional events like technical sessions, short courses, exhibits, and field trips), and part social function, including gatherings like a 5K fun run.  We’re in booth #2225, and we’ll be […]

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The Problem With Misaligned Conveyor Idlers

While inspecting or repairing conveyor idlers you might notice the roller surfaces have become shiny. This happens when there’s a slip between belt and roller and it’s a sign the rollers are misaligned. Even a small degree of misalignment increases belt load and leads to higher power consumption at the drive motor. It can also […]

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Solving the Construction Truck Driver Shortage With Conveyors

A shortage of truck drivers is making it difficult to move dirt, sand, gravel and other minerals in mining and construction sites. Transport companies are doing what they can to attract new hires, including raising pay, but it doesn’t look like the problem will be solved any time soon. That’s why we suggest looking at […]

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How to Choose the Right Scrapers for Your Conveyor Belt

When properly set up, the right scrapers will extend the life of your conveyor belts while reducing maintenance and cleaning. Conversely, scrapers that are badly adjusted or not suited to the material being moved will wear the belt faster, limit the lifespan of your belts and leave the area around the conveyor dirtier than it […]

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