Rollouts April 2010
Generator wheel for scales
Tecweigh introduced its new GenTec Generator Wheel at the show, which provides power for belt scales, processors, and radios. The wheel has a battery mode to provide power during installation and maintenance. It will accommodate any belt speed, generates power when the belt is traveling in either direction, and can be used in portable plants or to replace long cable runs in permanent installations.
Self-service ticket kiosk and print terminal
Libra Systems Corp. introduced two new items at AGG 1 — the self-service kiosk and remote printer terminal. The Libra self-service kiosk allows more truck traffic at the scale without increasing costs. The kiosk frees scale house operators, reduces data entry and ticket errors, reduces in-yard times, quickly and automatically identifies trucks, and controls truck flow.
The remote printer terminal is designed to increase truck throughput by keeping the driver in the truck. The printer retracts the ticket into an internal box if not taken. Take a look at this video at www.aggman.com.
Prevents blinding on screens
The Blinding Buster screen cleaner from Aggregate Innovators, LLC, was designed and built by quarry workers at Duff Quarry in Huntsville, Ohio, to address the problem of blinding. The unit, which can be set up in less than an hour, consists of a motor assembly and control assembly. The motor assembly comes standard with a 20-foot 3/8-inch chain that can be cut to any length or extended to accommodate all screen sizes, horizontal or vertical. The chain is dragged back and forth across the screen, preventing the build up of material. The unit, which is safe for vibratory and high-frequency screens, is wired for 110-volt alternating current, but can be converted to 12-volt direct current for portable plants. If you didn’t see the screen cleaner in action at AGG 1, check out this video at www.aggman.com.
AggFlow program via Internet
BedRock Software now offers its AggFlow software program to users via the Internet. As demonstrated at AGG 1, the software’s simulations help improve profitability by identifying inefficiencies and bottlenecks, by assessing the impact of proposed changes or new equipment, and by reducing plant downtime and production errors. The program is available in English, Spanish, and French versions.
Belt scale data collection system
ConveyWeigh’s new BeltPro 3000 belt scale data collection system, introduced at AGG 1, works with input from any conveyor belt scale. The unit collects and displays data — date, time, total, rate, speed, and load — from up to eight conveyor belt scales on one PC display running Microsoft Windows. The system includes belt scale input modules, a PLC control system, and a computer interface module.
Smooth, quiet conveyance
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