Lead Time Problem
When a large distribution facility needs a new conveyor belt, it can take
two to four weeks of lead time before their order arrives from the original
equipment manufacturer. This extended lead time not only makes it difficult for
facility managers to plan scheduled replacements, it requires more inventory,
and it puts the... Read more »
Carryback of material that binds to belts results in product loss, extra
labor costs, and unscheduled downtime in operations that use conveyor systems.
Brush cleaning systems just don't do the job, and the bristles tend to close
with material — often causing damage to belts they are attempting to
Permanent Solutio... Read more »
Food, clothing, tools,
toys, business packages – virtually any product you can think of –
are items that run through distribution centers on their way to homes and
businesses all around the world. Before any of these products reach a customer
they must be transported from the manufacturer to a retailer or warehouse
before they are deliver... Read more »
According to the USDA's Economic Research Service, the average
American drinks about 155 pounds of fluid milk in a year. Dairy farmers in the
U.S. produce over 212 billion pounds of milk a year. And every American
consumes about 37 pounds of cheese a year and 31.5 pounds of ice cream.
That's a lot of dairy!
Dairy foods are delic... Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 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 »