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Equipment Spotlight: Conveyor Components

The newest technologies and innovations in conveyor components

December 23, 2015  By Rock to Road Staff

December 23, 2015 Rock to Road takes a look at the newest technologies and innovations in conveyor components from manufacturers supplying the Canadian aggregates industry.


Stephens-Adamson belt conveyor idlers from Metso have been used to move millions of tons of bulk materials since 1901. Metso has a complete idler product line to meet customer needs.  Whether it is sealed ball bearing or regreasable taper roller bearing, idlers are available for belt widths of 18″ to 120″.  The idler line covers the complete range of CEMA duties and types.
The 3250 idler, 25 mm bearing, is the latest addition to Metso’s 3000 series sealed ball bearing idler family. Released earlier this year, it is already well accepted in the industry. The 3000 series idlers are now available in 25, 30, 40 and 60 mm bearings, in both fixed frame and garland designs.

KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens’ new portable tow-behind conveyor is designed to eliminate the costly double-handling of material and built as a perfect match for the FT line of continuous crushing and tracking impactors. The tow-behind conveyor is constructed with a hitch that can attach to a track plant and easily travel behind the plant as it moves. A bolt-on hopper side wall allows the conveyor to rotate 180 degrees to discharge material to either side or rotate 90 degrees to transport inline.

Manufactured with special high tensile steel, Superior’s AR model Chevron® Pulley is designed for conveyor owners who require extra high performance and guaranteed uptime at their material handling operations. First introduced to the market in 2007, the Chevron Pulley is a v-shaped conveyor wing pulley designed to deflect fugitive material. As a result, the pulley lasts longer and better protects belting against punctures caused by material entrapment. Special AR steel models are available in mine and super duty models.


The Tru-Trainer series of conveyor belt tracking idlers are a patented design that offers the most reliable and re-active belt tracking idlers available today. Its stainless steel internal pivot that is perpendicular to the plane of the belt and its rubber covered shell and tapered ends helps actuate the trainer immediately as the belt moves off center. It is always reacting to keep the belt centered.

The PT Pro Belt Trainer uses Flexco’s patented “Pivot and Tilt” design, is capable of tracking single-direction and reversing belts, and is available in standard- and heavy-duty options. Unique, tapered rollers activate the trainer movement, eliminating the need for sensor rollers. The unit reacts to belt misalignment and compensates instantly, ensuring that the belt stays away from the structure and material stays on the belt.

Martin Engineering
A new conveyor belt cleaner has been engineered for the world’s fastest, most heavily-loaded belts, with industrial-strength construction that delivers effective cleaning, minimal maintenance and long service life. Martin SHD Cleaners have been proven on belts up to 10 feet wide — with speeds as high as 2,000 FPM.

ROSTA, a leading manufacturer of dynamic rubber suspension elements whose unique design has multi-functional uses offers off the shelf solutions. Our self-tensioning motor bases are used on a wide range of V-belt driven equipment. With sizes ranging from fractional to 500 HP, we are able to extend your belt and sheave life and provide a positive drive without slippage. Let ROSTA reduce your installation and maintenance costs and increase your profits. Call us today for your free brochure.

Luff Industries
The combination of Luff Industries’ patented end cap design and High Moisture Seal has created an unmatched sealing arrangement for its full line of CEMA Idlers.  The urethane disc seats inside the end cap, offering anti-lock technology as well as providing a barrier for any moisture or fine particles that could cause contamination. This reduces conveyor maintenance and provides superior roller efficiency, especially in troublesome applications.

Plastruthane conveyor belt skirting is utilized alongside bulk material transfer belts. This modified polyurethane type strip material is extremely tough and resistant to abrasion, cuts, tears and impact. One of the defining characteristics of our conveyor belt skirting is the way it shapes itself to the belt. This eliminates product from wedging itself underneath.

Rulmeca’s new motorized pulleys are compact in design, and built with motor, bearings and gearbox hermetically sealed inside the shell. These pulleys provide a space saving solution that’s easier to install compared to conventional drives. The high output efficiency, fewer installation parts and ease of installation result in significant reductions in design and handling costs. Rulmeca Motorized Pulley are suited to the most critical conditions and applications, including heavy duty bulk handling applications.

Assinck specializes in the designing and manufacturing of it’s own line of wing and drum pulleys. All Assinck pulleys are built to a higher quality standard by utilizing thicker and continuous steel components to maintain rigidity and strength throughout the component lifetime. Assinck crown face welded steel pulleys have their tapered bushing welded on both sides to end discs that are thicker than industry standard.

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