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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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Using Remote Conveyor Monitoring to Eliminate Unplanned Downtime

How do you find a tear in a conveyor belt cover that might be several miles long? How do you detect problems with idler roller bearings before they seize? How do you discover a belt is tracking badly before it gets damaged and product is lost? Unless you’ve implemented remote conveyor monitoring technology, finding the […]

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Improving Mining Operations With Smart Technology

Your thermostat and your doorbell are probably Smart, so why isn’t the same technology at work in your mining operations? “Smart” means equipping machines and devices with sensors and means of communicating, but that’s just the start. Data needs to be acted on, and Smart technology has a role to play there too. Deploying Smart […]

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WEST RIVER CONVEYORS & MACHINERY COMPANY NAMES NEW PRESIDENT/CEO

Oakwood, VA West River Conveyors & Machinery Company, a leading manufacturer of conveyor equipment, today announced that Pete Savage has been named as President and Chief Executive Officer.  Pete has been with West River Conveyors since late 2010 and has served in many roles within the organization.  Pete has been instrumental in new product development […]

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UNDERSTANDING AND EXTENDING THE LIFE OF YOUR CONVEYOR COMPONENTS

A mining conveyor, or any other conveyor used for moving rock, ore, or aggregate, represents a substantial investment. It needs to work hard and stoppages for maintenance or repairs are expensive. West River Conveyors engineers conveyor systems for the harsh environments they’ll be placed into, but there’s no avoiding wear and the need to replace […]

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Maximizing the Lifespan of Your Conveyor Belts

Material handling operations come to a halt when a conveyor belt needs replacing. Even when scheduled, that’s expensive, but if the replacement was unplanned costs rise dramatically.  The way to minimize this cost and disruption is to maximize conveyor belt lifespan. Taking good care of belts starts with how the system is designed and extends […]

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How To Choose A Mining Conveyor Belt

There are multiple moving parts and components that help power a conveyor system. Idlers, winches, bearings, couplings, gearboxes, motors, fluid couplings, and scrapers work together in unison to transport materials from Point A to Point B. One of the more often overlooked parts of a conveyor setup is none other than the belt itself. This […]

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DAILY AND PERIODIC MAINTENANCE FOR CONVEYORS AND PARTS

Mining conveyors are a marvel of modern engineering. They’re built tough to withstand the rigors of moving thousands of tons of rock, sand, gravel, and aggregate to their final destination. However, like all complex machinery, mining conveyors require ongoing maintenance to help ensure peak performance while reducing downtime as much as possible. Maintenance for mining […]

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Come See WRC at MINExpo International in Las Vegas, Sept. 13-15, 2021

The MINExpo is in person this year at the Las Vegas Convention Center!  Sponsored by the National Mining Association (NMA), this is your opportunity to connect with manufacturers and industry leaders, as well as sales personnel, engineers, geologists, and operations, maintenance, and production staff. Representatives from various mining industries will be in attendance, including precious, […]

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