Knowledge in Bulk - Material Handling Challenges, Equipment Insights, New Technology, and More

Who are the Best Conveyor Manufacturers in the U.S.?

Each year we work with thousands of customers throughout the world to design and build equipment to meet their bulk material handling needs. During the proposal process, customers will often request a list of our primary competitors. This can be a difficult question for many. There is an underlying level of protectionism and discomfort when one is asked to admit alternatives exist and to provide them on a list for a customer. There is a fear the customer may ultimately purchase the material handling equipment from a competitor. We believe competition is healthy...

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How Much Does a Bulk Bag Unloader Cost

Bulk Bag Unloaders are basically frames used for supporting and unloading FIBC’s (Bulk Bags). In the process of properly and safely lifting and unloading the bulk bags there are many considerations which must be made. Exactly what options, features, and functional selections are made all contribute to the cost of the Bulk Bag Unloader...

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Influence of Material on the Performance of New Plant Systems

Studies show that start-up systems for material solids typically only hit 40% of stated production rate in the first year. This is a dramatic figure when considering the wide range of industries which process bulk solids. Food, nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, chemical, building materials, minerals processing, and others are challenged by the shear characteristics of the raw materials of the process...

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Maintenance Tips by Larry

As a maintenance technician and advisor I understand how difficult it is to keep up with the nuances of all types of equipment in your plant. The run-fail-run mode of operation is difficult to manage and even harder on company profitability. Read more to gain insight on the root causes of falling conveyor output and the recommended maintenance schedule for your mechanical conveyor.

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Tubular Drag Conveyors - Frequently Asked Questions

Hapman's Steve Grant, Tubular Drag Conveyor Product Manager, answers the most commonly asked questions regarding the Tubular Drag Conveyor. Here's a peek at the top five:

  • Can the chain discs be made of something more durable than plastic?
  • How many bends can exist in a single conveyor circuit?
  • What kind of maintenance does a Tubular Drag Conveyor require?
  • How frequently will I have to replace the discs?
  • Can I flood-feed the conveyor?

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How much does a Flexible Screw Conveyor cost?

One of the most basic questions we at Hapman are often asked is: How much does a Flexible Screw Conveyor cost? We wish it were that simple. Just like purchasing a car, you have many options to sort through and select which ones are best for you. For your conveyor application you face the same dilemma as we work with you to sort through the myriad of options which will work best with your particular material and process. Just about every application we see has its own nuances and requirements, so being able to provide a cost that covers the full spectrum of conveyor sizes, material of construction, and numerous options is almost impossible...

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