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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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Mining Conveyor Belt Maintenance

The belts that power your mining conveyor are the weakest link in your conveyor system. Despite recent advances in technology, and an estimated lifespan of anywhere from three to ten years, your belts still require ongoing maintenance. Weather, extreme temperatures, and abrasive materials can significantly shorten their lifespan and potentially cause a catastrophic failure. As […]

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Mining Conveyor Belt Comparison

Multi-ply? Straight warp? Steel cord? Something else? There’s more than just these categories of mining conveyor belt types that you need to consider when comparing equipment for your applications.  Sure, material type plays a huge role in what kind of mining conveyor belt you choose since operations typically occur in more demanding environments, but other […]

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West River Adds Structure & Belt to Conveyor Packages!

West River recently added both conveyor belt and structure to their conveyor equipment packages. In years past, West River has supplied only terminal group packages that include drives, take-up units, tail sections, discharge/transfer stations and belt starters. As the need has risen for customers to have a one-stop-shop, West River has worked diligently over the […]

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