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MAY 2019

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46 • ROCK products • May 2019 EQUIPMENT & TECHNOLOGY MATERIAL HANDLING & CONVEYING APT offers the new ADP 10 dust col- lection system kit, including a vacuum suction unit, 21-ft. suction hose, uni- versal shroud connector, three dust collection bags and three bellows. This kit helps protect workers from expo- sure to crystalline silica on jobsites. Using the Venturi principle, the ADP 10 creates a vacuum using compressed air. Consuming 25 cfm per tool, the vacuum suction capacity of the system is over 4 ft. of water. To keep the environment clean and reduce exposure level for operators, the filter has the capacity of 99.58% filtration of exhaust air. A filter cleaning mechanism enhances the filter life and a vacuum indicator notifies the operator of a clogged filter. Retractable strainers on the bottom of the unit hold a recyclable eco-friendly dust collection bag in place, preventing it from being sucked in. The strainers also allow enough suction space for the cyclone method in collecting dust. Startup is simple, taking less than a minute, while transporting the 55-lb. unit around the jobsite is easy. The system comes with a foldable tripod stand, and to reduce stress on operators, the ADP 10 features handles to easily lift and maneuver. A trol- ley-mounted version is also available, which has the ability to store two work- ing tools (chisel, moil point, etc.) and a pneumatic tool up to 90 lb. APT, Continental Conveyor Belting Has Proprietary Anti-Stick Compound With a goal of expanding its product portfolio, technology company Conti- nental is offering its conveyor belting customers a more complete range of options by introducing a new non-stick compound solution – called ContiClean – for the North American market. "This product is especially suited to customers whose applications require aggressive or additional scraper sys- tems to remove the buildup of material adhering to the conveyor cover," said Chris Marchant, Continental's product manager for conveyor belting. "Exces- sive material build-up can transfer to other conveyor components like idlers, and that could lead to tracking issues and damage the conveyor belt and system. Scraping to clean this excess material off is costly and can lead to significant downtime. This proprietary ContiClean compound- ing solution works to minimize those costly instances." ContiClean is applicable to applications that convey sticky materials such as titanium dioxide, iron pyrites, silica, compost, de-sulphurised gypsum as well as potash, salt, coal and aggre- gate. "Damp and sticky materials tend to adhere to the covers," said March- ant. "The consequences are costly for conveyor operators, as the acquisi- tion, installation and servicing of belt cleaning systems or scrapers are all expensive." The ContiClean non-stick solution is specific to the top cover rubber that is in contact with the material being con- veyed. ContiClean is available through Continental's North American distribu- tion network. Conti-Tech, BPS Bulk Process Control Systems Engineered to High Industry Standards Best Process Solutions (BPS) engi- neers and builds control systems to the highest industry standards. Its electrical engineering and panel-build- ing department is a UL/CUL Certified manufacturer; this means all control systems manufactured in its facilities will meet or exceed industry standards. No system can be successful if the con- trol software is not properly designed and implemented. This is what sepa- rates BPS from its competition: software engineers that design and program control and monitoring systems speci- fied by Fortune 500 companies and the U.S. Department of Energy. "Our systems are designed to utilize the most advanced networking technologies available from major control manufac- turers such as Rockwell Automation Siemens, Modicon and Mitsubishi," the company stated. "Utilizing these net- working and control technologies allows BPS control systems to be installed and implemented in shorter periods, thus reducing installation costs." Best Process Solutions, APT Launches ADP 10 Dust Collection System

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