Conveyor Wear and Flow- The Benefit of Controlled Flow

Posted by on Jul 23, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Conveyor wear and flow can greatly effect production standards and longevity of the system. Controlled flow can easily help to maintain optimal production while it minimizes damage to the system itself. There are several benefits to ensuring a controlled flow that go beyond increased production and wear on the mechanics: Preventive Monitoring of Conveyor Belts Controlled flow depends on two things; the equipment and the preventive monitoring system that is used. System controls allow for the flow on the belt to be controlled. Preventive monitoring tools can easily offset any wear and tear that may be detrimental to the system. No matter what the belt is being used for whether it is product production, bulk waste management or even to move metals the right preventive control monitoring and the right system equipment can offset many of the issues that are experienced even under the guise of normal wear and tear. Down time is “no profit time”. Conventional systems just cannot hold up to rigors of today’s use. Controlled flow helps to ensure that conveyor wear and flow is even keeled and operational at all times. Noise Reduction Conveyor wear and flow that is controlled can display a marked decrease in the noise level of the machinery. Instead of clanging along you wind up with a conveyor system that hums along with a reduction in the noise level produced. This is of course a better environment for workers that can result in less absenteeism from work. Reduced Wear on the Belt A controlled flow mechanism can help to reduce wear on the belt. The belt takes a lot of abuse with a traditional system that can result in wear, broken belts and plenty of down time while the belt is being replaced. The right controlled flow system can greatly reduce the amount of down time from a broken belt. There are zero friction belt options that can easily help to control the flow and reduce the wear and tear on the belt. Of course less wear and tear equates less down time. Stability Controlled flow also means that every package, every product and every revolution remains exactly the same. It offers an opportunity when combined with flow monitoring to greatly increase reliable outcomes each and every time. Conveyor wear and flow that is uncontrolled can affect productivity, packaging and every other aspect of production and movement. There are good options that can upgrade your system to reduce all the risks of conveyor wear and tear. Contact a company such as Britrac (Aus) Pty Ltd to learn...

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5 Reasons Why You Should Automate Your Pallet Wrapping Process

Posted by on Jun 30, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Pallet wrapping is a focal point of packaging during warehousing activities. The process ensures that products are bound tightly together to make one pallet load. This eases transportation and reduces the risk of goads toppling over while in transit. If you are still wrapping your pallets manually, there are a number of reasons you should consider automating the process. Read on to see what they are. Speed up the process First, pallet wrapping machines will speed up the wrapping process. Done manually, pallet wrapping can be a time-consuming and monotonous process. One has to go round the pallet in person, sometimes repeating the process altogether. With automated machines, each pallet can be wrapped in a very short time. With high speeds of up to 16 RPM, you can wrap tens on pallets each hour. Economize use of shrink wrap Another key aspect of pallet wrapping is the wrap material itself. It’s a high consumable that adds to the packaging costs. Using pallet wrapping machines, you can reduce these costs in several ways. One, automated machines are pre-programmed so no wastage will occur. Two, thanks to stretch technology, you pallet wrappers will extend your wrap material to wrap more pallets, thereby reducing your wrap budget. Improve wrapping efficiency As with any other automated process, pallet wrapping machines will improve the efficiency of the process. One, you can enjoy the consistency on knowing how many pallets you’ll have wrapped within a given time. Wrapping machines will also maintain quality consistency, by wrapping every pallet the same way, without making errors or using less wrap than needed. This will reduce pallet damage while in transit, ensuring you don’t get any faulty returns. Reduce human labor Pallet wrapping machines will also reduce your human labor needs. Semi-automatic wrappers need only one or two people – one for loading and one for managing the machine. Fully automated wrapping machines need one person at most as the machine doesn’t need constant operation. This will save you on costs in the long-term and allow you to concentrate your workforce in other areas. Use less work space Last but not least, pallet wrapping machines reduce the work area needed to prep your pallet loads. If you have a constrained work area, these machines will save you on space. You only need just enough space to install them, plus and extra allowance for loading and removal. Talk to a pallet wrapping machines supplier to find out the right machine for you. Remember to consider load capacity, wrapping speeds and the type of automation. Will the right machine, you can reduce errors, costs and processing time in the packaging...

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Everything you need to know about dental sealants

Posted by on Jun 5, 2015 in Uncategorized |

There are many forms of treatment for dental problems. However, you may not be aware that preventative treatment is available for various issues. In this case you could potentially avoid fillings, by using what is called a dental sealant: What are sealants? Fissure sealants, or more commonly dental sealants, is a treatment in which a plastic material is placed over fissures and pits. It is only applied to the back teeth, molars, and pre-molars. It works in that it blocks food and bacteria from performing dental caries, much like a protective shield. Dental caries? When your tooth’s surface either loses or gains minerals important for maintaining its health you are experiencing the process that leads to dental caries. Through a variety of different reasons, such as poor dental hygiene, we can create an imbalance in this process. It is the act of losing more minerals than gaining which causes tooth decay. What is the process of getting sealants? Sealants are a relatively quick and easy process. The tooth in question is first cleaned so that no plaque is underneath the sealant. After cleaning the tooth, the sealant liquid is then set into the tooth, which is then dried underneath a bright light, more often than not blue. Note, that unlike fillings, sealants possess absolutely zero pain, and will not feel uncomfortable after treatment. For parents, it would be a good idea to get sealants done as soon as your child’s adult teeth start coming into their own. The process can usually be started from 7 – 12, and then 14-17 respectively. Longevity and effectiveness Sealants can last for a long time, many years in fact. To increase the longevity of the treatment, make regular visits to your dentist, so he can replace any lost sealant, and check up on how effective it is at preventing your dental caries. Provided you maintain your normal dental hygiene routine, sealants will be very effective at preventing dental caries. Note that sealants make brushing much easier, as it is upon a smooth surface. Potential problems Sealants while effective can be to the contrary if you do not make annual visits to the dentist. This is because the sealant can eventually start trapping the bacteria and food under the sealant, thus causing more damage than originally intended. Conclusion Sealants are a great consideration for anyone wishing to further protect their teeth. They make cleaning your teeth much easier, and more effective, and can also protect you from more trips to the dentist for more...

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Protect Your Hydraulic Hoses With These Five Life-lengthening Tips

Posted by on May 11, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you use hydraulic hoses on a daily basis, you want to ensure these hoses are as safe and protected as possible. The better treatment your hoses receive, the longer they last and the less money you have to spend. Here are five tips to keep in mind when it comes to protecting your hoses from damage: 1. Choose your hoses carefully As you know, you cannot just use any hose for any application. When you are purchasing your hydraulic hoses, make sure you choose hoses that have the right diameter and length to handle the job at hand. Also, pay attention to ensure the hoses are compatible with your pressure and temperature requirements. If they are not, they may break just by using them, damaging not all the hose but potentially injuring your employees as well. 2. Always use compatible parts Obviously, the hose is just one part of the assembly. Once you choose your hoses, make sure you also choose the coupling, crimpers and other accessories carefully. All of your parts should be compatible to ensure they work together as designed and intended. 3. Avoid friction and twisting As your hydraulic hoses are being used all day long, they may get twisted, they may rub against metal parts of your machinery or they may be subjected to a range of other abrasions or strains. Avoid these potential injuries by adhering to a strict hydraulic hose protocol. Always have your workers pick up the hose when it is not in use so it doesn’t get run over or stepped on. When the hose is being used, take care to ensure it is stretched straight and carefully, and monitor its position to avoid friction. If possible, look for hydraulic hoses with abrasion resistant coating or purchase a guard or sleeve for extra protection. 4. Protect your hoses with guards or sleeves Whether you use your hoses inside or outside, you can give them an extra layer of protection with guards and sleeves made just for hydraulic hoses. You can buy guards that prevent hoses from twisting, and you can also find guards that cover exposed hoses from the elements or ones that stop internal hoses from being exposed to abrasion within machinery. Buying guards also makes it easier for your employees as they don’t constantly have to be looking out for the hoses and ensuring they are in a safe position. 5. Keep hoses protected from the elements Not every injury threatening your hose is related to friction or twisting. Hoses can also be worn down by the elements. If possible, avoid storing your hoses outside, and if they are used in an application where they must be stored...

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Does Your Truck Have Suspension Problems? Warning Signs to Look for

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

When there are suspension problems with a vehicle, it can make that vehicle unsafe to drive. Unfortunately, suspension issues can be some of the hardest vehicle problems to diagnose, and truck suspension repairs can be extremely expensive. The reason why diagnosis can be so difficult is because there are so many parts that make up the suspension system. Each part must be inspected for problems, until the actual problem is found. But, there are some warning signs that will let you know if you may need truck suspension repairs. Read on to learn more. Truck Pulls to One Side If you notice that while you are driving your truck pulls to one side or the other, chances are that there is something going on with the suspension. The simplest solution to the problem could be a wheel alignment. Or, worn parts may need to be replaced. This is something that you need to take care of as soon as possible, because when a vehicle pulls to one side, it causes uneven wear on the tire treads. Bouncing on Bumps When a suspension system is doing its job, you can drive over a bump or a pothole and barely notice it. But, if there are problems with the suspension, your truck is going to end up bouncing and/or swaying at every bump. This is usually due to shocks and struts needing to be replaced because they are worn. If truck suspension repairs are not done, eventually this is going to lead to problems with highway driving, because the truck will be shaky when driven at higher speeds. Knocking Sounds Another problem that you may notice when going over bumps is a knocking sound. This is generally caused by worn strut bearings or ball joints. Luckily, this is one of the least expensive truck suspension repairs, especially if you choose to get the parts from local scrapyards. In fact, you can get many good suspension parts, and save a lot of money. Tilting on Corners When you turn a corner, do you notice that the truck tilts a bit? This is another warning sign of suspension problems. In most cases, this is the result of struts being worn out. This is another problem that is going to cause damage to your tires, and you will know if there is a suspension issue if you notice that there are lumps on the rubber. For more information, contact Complete Laser Alignment...

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