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  • Case Study — Shingle Line Production

    Performance and dependability are critical during shingle production. Belts need to be built to take constant punishment and hold up to the rigorous demands placed on them every day. Apache's Volta general conveying product line offers belts designed to meet some of the most demanding requirements and challenging applications in the field ...  Read more »

  • Not All Products Are Created Equal.

    What's the price? Sometimes this question equals more than just cost to make the purchase. If the product fails too frequently, what's the cost to productivity? If a product fails in production, what's the cost of downtime? If you disappoint your customer, what's the cost of losing them? There are many options to consider when selecting a ...  Read more »

  • What are Skid Steer Accessories?

    Skid loaders have been around and in use since the late 1950s. However, they have come a long way since the original 3-wheel design with an unreliable belt drive system. Today, skid loaders are used in many applications to eliminate the heavy, manual labor of digging, trenching, and moving dirt around the jobsite and farm. According to Gre...  Read more »

  • Hydraulics 101: From Adapters to P.O.P

    Hydraulics are used around us every day, but most people are somewhat unaware of all the places they are used, or how they work. A hydraulic hose is engineered to transfer hydraulic fluid through the components of a hydraulic system, such as valves, tools, and actuators. Specific adapters are used to ensure the hoses are connected correctly ...  Read more »

  • 5 Ways Apache Strives to Make Customer Service Personal

    The magic all starts with you, our customer. Customer Loyalty Month is every April. According to The American Customer Satisfaction Index, although customer satisfaction is up, overall the index is trying to rebound from a two-year low. At Apache, our customers and their satisfaction is at the heart of everything we do. We Respect Your ...  Read more »

  • Bring on the Tough Stuff: Apache’s New Extreme Belts

    When the application's a tough one — think aggregate, mining, logging, metals — it needs a belt that's even tougher. To meet this need, Apache is introducing these new extreme-duty belt specifications with the durability to stand up to even the most challenging uses. Grade 1 800# High Tension Belt Specs These high-tension belts are ideally ...  Read more »

  • Belt Tracking — Keeping Your System Running Smoothly

    The conveyor belt is often blamed when belt tracking problems are encountered. While a belt can certainly be the root of the problem, most times tracking issues stem from the conveyor system itself. Many factors can contribute to poor belt tracking: Improper system design Incorrect belt installation Poor maintenance Wrong belt selection...  Read more »

  • Snack Food Conveyor Belts – All that and a Bag of Chips

    Americans are thought to consume 1.2 billion pounds of potato chips per year, with each person consuming an average of 110-120 pounds of potatoes. According to the Snack Food Association that translates to spending $7 billion annually on potato chips. From the beginning Americans have been in love with the potato, which is grown in all 50 ...  Read more »