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Gates, Valves and Diverters Info Sheet

Slide gates offer several benefits for a bulk material facility. They can reduce downtime by temporarily stopping or by-passing material flow to provide proper maintenance to necessary downstream equipment. Valves can be easily adapted to equipment and work best for unrestricted flow of product. This makes them practical if all that’s needed is an open/closed valve – such as loadout […]

Solving the Industry’s Biggest, Most Complex Conveying Problems

CDM delivers custom-engineered systems to address every challenge in the Mining Industry CDM was started more than 40 years ago with a mission to provide our clients with the longest lasting, most efficient conveyor systems for their specific applications.  We have developed a balance in housing design, chain selection, speed and flight style to provide maximum productivity and durability.  Today […]

Designing Reliable Screw Conveyors Demands Thorough Analysis of Materials

In a billion-dollar global manufacturing industry, where material handling is a critical part of the production process, any unplanned interruption to the daily operation can cost a business hundreds of thousands of dollars per hour in productivity. For a material handling operation that utilizes screw conveyors in its processes, reliability is the only thing between downtime and lost profitability. Just as there […]

Screw Conveyors Info Sheet

CDM Screw Conveyors are a simple, effective and versatile conveying solution for a variety of commodities and applications.  Screw conveyors have been in operation since the days of ancient Greece. They remain a common equipment selection for thousands of industrial and manufacturing applications that require an efficient, cost-effective way to move a variety of bulk materials from one process to another. […]

The Number One Factor That Can Cause Screw Conveyor Downtime

In any manufacturing or production operation, one of the biggest variables in calculating reliable profit projections is the constant reality of downtime and the related financial costs. While the exact number depends on the specific business and industry, an International Society of Automation study estimates that downtime costs the manufacturing industry nearly $650 billion each year. Ignoring the financial cost of […]

White Paper: Avoid the High Costs & Losses Associated With Screw Conveyor Downtime

Without a guaranteed one-size-fits-all solution available, many screw conveyors need custom alterations to maximize efficiency and ROI. By Andrew Parker, President, CDM Systems, Inc. Introduction The screw conveyor is the oldest type of conveyor in recorded history, utilizing the oldest mechanical device employed by mankind: an inclined plane with a helix wrapped around the core1. Archimedes’ design for the first […]

White Paper: Escalating Profits in Fertilizer Market Create Demand for Efficient, Reliable Conveyors

The global fertilizer industry is experiencing unprecedented growth and demand. As the world population rises and is expected to reach 9 billion by 2040, a constant, increasing demand will be placed on fertilizer in an effort to boost crop yields without the expansion of harvestable acreage. In addition, after decades of excessive chemical fertilizer use (and misuse) that contaminated the […]

Complete Product Catalog

Our custom designed material systems catalog contains complete information and data about: Conveying systems Conveyor applications Chain types Flight types Clampwasher installation Chain bolt types Drive sprockets Terminal and split rim idlers Custom installation applications Optional design features Click here to download our complete product catalog.

Conveying Systems Brochure

Serious Conveying Systems for Your Specific Application Our founders started CDM more than 40 years ago with the singular mission to provide our customers with the longest-lasting, most efficient conveyor systems for heavy-duty applications. Today our systems offer the best solutions to the bulk material-handling problems that face our global customer base. We deliver unmatched durability and value for even […]

White Paper: Keep Material Degradation in Check

A properly designed en-masse conveyor will minimize material waste, enhance efficiency and increase ROI. By Andrew Parker, President, CDM Systems, Inc. Introduction The North American industrial and manufacturing sectors represent some of the most competitive operations in the world. With the global demand for products escalating each year, these sectors continually search for new ways to innovate existing processes in […]