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Material Handling Systems

When to use a Vertical Screw Conveyor

When to use a Vertical Screw Conveyor

Screw conveyors are compact in design and easily adapt to congested locations for conveyance of materials in a horizontal, inclined, or vertical screw conveyor. Inclined screw conveyors are widely used, however they are not recommended for inclines over 25 degrees.
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Slide Gate Actuator for Biosolids Sludge Storage

Slide Gate Actuator for Biosolids Sludge Storage

Some storage vessels are meter discharged to downstream conveyors or pumps; however, a large percentage of hoppers are discharged to truck beds. They are called “Truck Outloading Hoppers”, or Systems. Live bottom screws and slide gates facilitate outloading. The hopper
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Typical Shafted Screw Conveyor Wear Parts

Typical Shafted Screw Conveyor Wear Parts

Screw conveyors are available in both shafted and shaftless configurations.  The type of conveyor that is best for your application is determined upon the needs of your individual process.  For this discussion, we will concentrate on the Shafted Screw Conveyor
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Top Belt Conveyor Manufacturers

Top Belt Conveyor Manufacturers

Since the nineteenth-century belt conveyors have been used as an effective method for transporting bulk materials, and are now one of the most widely used and efficient means of transporting compactable and granular solids. Water and wastewater treatment facilities have
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Design Considerations for Conveyors and Storage

All material handling systems in a wastewater treatment plant need two things; conveyors and storage. These are two pieces of equipment that need to be designed correctly in order to operate optimally.  Common questions for a material handling system are: 
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Belt Conveyors vs Screw Conveyors in Municipal Wastewater Plants

Belt Conveyors vs Screw Conveyors in Municipal Wastewater Plants

Municipal Water and Waste Water Treatment plants need to use conveyance for solids, screenings, and grit. Plants choose between belt conveyors and screw conveyors. The choice between belt conveyors vs screw conveyors comes down to what materials you are conveying.
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Typical Cost of Material Handling Systems

Typical Cost of Material Handling Systems

Municipal Utilities are increasingly investing in automated material handling systems to solve simple to complex bio-solids management challenges. JMS Bio-HANDLING Systems utilize a combination of material handling products, processes and experience together to provide a cohesive material handling solution. Common
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Screw Conveyor Basics: Screw Conveyor Fill Rate

Screw Conveyor Basics: Screw Conveyor Fill Rate

Screw conveyors are a standard means of conveyance in Water and Waste Water Treatment (W&WWT) plant applications. They are completely enclosed, have few moving parts, and have a relatively small cross-sectional area as opposed to belt conveyors which are typically
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Municipal Belt Conveyor Basics: Belt Conveyor Types and When to use Them

Municipal Belt Conveyor Basics: Belt Conveyor Types and When to use Them

When it comes to selecting and designing a belt conveyor system one of the key decisions made is the belt type and when to use that particular type. There are two main types of belt conveyors used in municipal water
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Biosolids Storage Solutions Presentation (Live Bottom Hopper, Silo, and Storage Bins)

Watch this JMS presentation on storage solutions for biosolids. Greg Hyde, Product Manager | Material Handling from JMS, talks about live bottom hoppers, silos, and storage bins. This presentation also talks about the best practices for designing biosolids storage solutions
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