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Align Fertilizer Conveyor Demands Between Components and Material Composition

The fertilizer industry is a high-stakes business that is seeing a continually increasing value put on its core commodity, while trying to manage increasing production demands. With fertilizer manufacturers under pressure to ramp up output volumes, this billion-dollar industry is facing a growing strain on existing operations and its equipment. High-Stakes Fertilizer With potash at a per-ton cost of $383 as […]

Experience the CDM Difference Video

At CDM Systems, the true difference in our equipment starts with the design and construction materials that go into every conveyor. The CDM Difference also includes our outstanding workmanship and exceptional approach to quality assurance and quality control. Because every conveying system we build is a big deal to our customers. Click here to learn more about The CDM Difference.

The Life Rule That Doesn’t Always Apply to Conveying Material

At some point, everyone learns that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. The ancient Greek mathematician Archimedes is credited with first articulating this concept, which has since become not only an accepted geometric fact when applied to flat surfaces or planes, but a general rule of life. However, his statement doesn’t necessarily hold true in every […]

CDM Systems Drag Chain Conveyor with Drop-Forged Chain Video

Watch live as our Drop-Forged Chain moves through a Drag Chain Conveyor. See what your material sees.

Tech Brief: Drag Chain Conveyor Operation

Understanding the Functional Differences Between Drag Conveyor and En-Masse Drag Conveyor INTRODUCTION Chain conveyors whether known as Drags, Scraper, Paddle, or En-Masse all start out with a continuous chain and fixed flights operating within an enclosed trough. While each individual type functions somewhat differently, their purpose is to accelerate and move a bulk commodity from inlet to discharge at a […]

Case Study: Glass Cullet

Fiberglass Manufacturer Reduces Maintenance Cost and Improves Operating Conditions with Drag Chain Conveyors CHALLENGE A global fiberglass insulation manufacturer sought an improved method for handling glass cullet and batch. The screw and belt conveyors used in all of the North American plants to move glass and bulk material were causing excessive maintenance and housekeeping issues and the unplanned […]

Case Study: Power Generation

Ash Handling Efficiency Improves Operations and Reduces Maintenance for a Coal Powered Utility CHALLENGE A large +/-200 MW generation facility in Illinois had an ongoing maintenance challenge with the coal ash handling systems installed in the plant. Previous expansion left the utility with a range of different conveying equipment and complicated conveyor designs for handling the high temperature […]

Case Study: Drag Chain Conveying System

Drag Chain Conveying System Supports Refinery Filter Cake Recycle and Reuse CHALLENGE A large oil company sought to expand refinery operations at one of their global locations. The expansion required an effective way to handle the filter cake at a new refinery. The high-volume of filter cake coupled with the system redundancy required by the producer meant numerous […]