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APR 2018

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46 • ROCK products • April 2018 EQUIPMENT & TECHNOLOGY MATERIAL HANDLING & CONVEYING Conveyor-belting manufacturer Phoenix, believes that growth in the mining industry is a great opportunity for the conveyor belt market in 2018. "Our biggest challenge this year is being able to meet the increasing demand from the mining industry," said Bret Hall, head of Phoenix and NBS Service-North America. "And with a focus on products, services and solutions, we believe Phoenix conveyor belting is positioned to supply all the tools to solve our customers' needs." Included in Phoenix's portfolio of conveyor belt solutions are the Phoenocare belt-monitoring products and services which were displayed at this year's SME Show. "The Phoenix belt scanning service offerings give mines the abil- ity to get a snapshot of their current conveyor belt's condition by detecting and quantifying cord damage, splice integrity and cover wear," said Hall. "When conveyor belt related defects are detected and proactively addressed, a significant increase in the conveyor belt operational life can be achieved. This has the benefit of reducing the cost per ton of moving the material by both decreasing downtime and increasing the amount of ore processed before a belt change is required." Phoenix offers three premium permanent belt-monitoring systems under the Phoenocare brand – Cord Guard XD, Cord Guard and Sensor Guard. The scan services offered are Cover Monitor, Wear Monitor and Cord Guard Monitor. Phoenix also offers one-for-all Phoenoguard PX system with a complete range of capabilities that includes both carcass and cover monitoring technologies. Phoenoguard PX allows the user to detect and monitor everything from incremental damage to belt surface covers up to potentially catastrophic damage due to pending splice failure or belt penetration by foreign material. "We emphasize these products because we believe that they are clear examples of our commitment to not only delivering the belts, but helping the customer maintain them and extend the usability of their systems," said Hall. Phoenix, Phoenix Belt-Monitoring Systems Use Latest Technology ASGCO's line of Tru-Trainer tracking idlers now includes the Dual Return model to accommodate high speed and tonnage associated with aggressive mining operations. The tapered ends sense any potential belt alignment issues and initiate the tracking corrections to take place instantly, without the need for edge contact rollers. A seize-proof external central pivot mechanism was designed, eliminating the need for a single, large drum, and enabling a concentric and balanced rotation to be achieved. This propri- etary design also makes Dual Return an excellent choice for reversing belt applications. This integrated design also extends bearing life and is proven to withstand the toughest mining applications worldwide. "With the effectiveness of our Tru-Trainer flat return, it was natural to develop a variation that could handle the intense demands of high speed and high tonnage operations. We designed the Dual Return for those exact specs and have seen tremendous results in virtually every application," said Vice President of New Business Jeff Jurasits. "The urethane version incorporates rollers that withstand even the most abrasive con- ditions while continuing to provide excellent grip." Available for 48- to 96-in. belt widths, the Dual Return can accommodate conveyor belt speeds that exceed 800 fpm and/ or greater than 1500 PIW. Installation can be performed at the location of existing idler attachment points and can be configured to both push down or pull up depending on the belt's operation. ASGCO, ASGCO's Dual Return Idlers: Maximum Tracking in the Tough Conditions

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