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To Minimize Material Waste, Slow and Steady Wins the Race

In a previous blog, we discussed the Turtle Philosophy as it applies to CDM’s exclusive conveyor chain formula, which combines a case-hardened exterior with a malleable core to create the strongest, longest-wearing chain in the industry…

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Beyond Strength: How the Turtle Philosophy Applies to CDM’s Superior Conveyor Chains

Comedian and social activist Dick Gregory once remarked that he lived his life by the Turtle Philosophy: “Hard on the outside, soft on the inside, and willing to stick my neck out…

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“Adapt or Die”? Try “Optimize and Thrive”

An article in the June 2017 edition of Engineering and Mining Journal stated that the mining industry has had to adapt to stay competitive due to declining material grade and low commodity prices, among other factors…

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The Hateful 8 of Corrosion: Why Your Conveyors Must Account for Them All

If you’re moving material in the pulp and paper industry, you’re all too familiar with corrosion. That’s the deterioration of a metal as a result of chemical reactions between it and the surrounding environment…

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Put Away the Shovels: Protect Your Employees and Your Profitability with En-Masse Conveying

In a casual conversation, statements like these are great for impressing other people with feats of strength and a capacity for physical exertion. In a heavy-industrial operation, manual labor is not only outdated and overrated, it can be incredibly costly….

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How En-Masse Drag Conveyor Can Reduce Maintenance Costs for Fiberglass Industry

A global fiberglass insulation manufacturer was having issues with misapplied conveyors for handling glass cullet. The issues caused increased housekeeping and maintenance problems…

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Effectively Moving Abrasive Materials Without Excessive Wear

Within the mining industry, a common factor in downtime is due to the abrasion that occurs when conveying harsh …

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How En-Masse Conveyor Can Pay You Back

We understand the importance of having a conveyor you can not only trust to last in the harshest of conditions, but also to perform and allow you to hit your production goals by minimizing downtime…

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How En-Masse Drag Conveyor Allows You to Run At Full Capacity While Eliminating Downtime

During the design and engineering process it’s crucial to have a firm grasp of the characteristics of your materials and capabilities of your equipment. If you choose the wrong type of equipment to move your material…

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Advantages of En-Masse Drag Chain Conveyor for Central Heating System

Central heating systems, especially when older can become costly due to their lack of efficiency and the large amount of maintenance they demand…

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Choosing the Right Conveyor to Solve Feedstock Handling Challenges

A small power producer needed to supply a nearby malting facility with its electricity and heating needs. However, the power producer was struggling to do so due to unexpected downtime and poor material…

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Top En-Masse Design Elements for Ash Handling

Designing the conveyor from the inside out is a great method when engineering a piece of equipment. The full application and site details are collected, then the design…

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Understanding The Differences Between A Paddle Drag Conveyor And An En-Masse Drag Conveyor

There are many different types of chain conveyors on the market, all of which start out with a continuous chain and fixed flights that operate within an enclosed trough…

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Conveying Comparison: What Are The Most Efficient Conveying Technologies For Bulk Material Handling

There are many different conveying technologies available. To be educated on the distinct types and the best markets for which they are efficiently utilized is the first step. Below are the different types of conveyors used for bulk material handling and the advantages and disadvantages…

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