Category: Belt Conveyor

Different Types of Industrial Conveyor Belts

Conveyor belts have been integral to large scale industrial development since the 19th century. Although a tad primitive at the time, they provided the necessary assistance. Industrial conveyor belts were used to shape companies like Ford by Henry Ford himself and increase fortunes of other companies such as B.F Goodrich. With their vast application potential…

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Early detection system catches Fortescue conveyor belt rip

An early belt rip was identified by ‘smart data’ monitoring systems on a major Fortescue Metals Group iron ore stockyard conveyor in the Pilbara, Western Australia. The early detection led to an automatic shutdown of the conveyor, stopping it from causing further, significant damage. The yard belt is vital to Fortescue’s Anderson Point operation as it carries…

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Inside Alibaba’s new kind of superstore: Robots, apps and overhead conveyor belts

Alibaba opened 65 retail stores over the past year, in an effort to merge online and offline retail. Customers use an app to scan products, get information and pay for their groceries. Alibaba is also opening robot-using restaurants, where food is ordered entirely through an app and delivered by machines. Alibaba is rapidly expanding its…

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The History of Conveyors

He who doesn’t understand history is doomed to repeat it.                                                            — Pittacus Lore, I Am Number Four Not knowing the history of conveyors may not doom your future, but that does not make it any less important to know the past. To help alleviate any ignorance, here is a quick overview of the birth…

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