Category Archives: Features

Hey Prairie Dawg, “What makes a conveyor work its best?”

Hey Prairie Dawg, “What makes a conveyor work its best?”

Prairie Dawg Practical by Tim Holmberg, DEMI Equipment Conveyors have no value without a couple of key components working together to transfer materials from one location to the opposite end where they will exit or be discharged. The specific distances and elevations of the site will determine how the conveyor will be required to perform […]

Statements made during OSHA informal conferences: Are they admissible?

On the front lines with Fisher Phillips: by Travis Vance and Pamela Williams An employee is electrocuted while working on a breaker box. After the incident, OSHA conducted an inspection and issued serious citations to your company relating to an unauthorized employee working around energized parts without adequate protection. Your company decides to contest the […]

Riverbend Construction Services boosts productivity and saves fuel

Riverbend Construction Services  boosts productivity and saves fuel

Quarrying is an expensive business. It’s expensive in equipment, time, people and operating costs. Any advantage a quarry or contractor can get helps improve the bottom line, profits and makes the business more viable.  A quarry in South Carolina has benefitted from using a specialist crushing and screening contractor, which, through the use of its […]

Conveyor transfer point design: Material containment for safety & efficiency

Conveyor transfer point design:  Material containment for safety & efficiency

As tons of material per hour are quickly dropped with great force through receiving chutes onto a receiving conveyor, fugitive cargo often piles up around the frame and dust migrates throughout the area, collecting on idlers, pulleys and floors and affecting air quality. Workers have to continuously clean up the material before it encapsulates the belt, […]

Prairie Dawg Practical: “What are the different types of screening equipment?”

Prairie Dawg Practical: “What are the different types of screening equipment?”

Luckily, there is a lot to choose from in screening equipment – many more choices and brand names then ever before. “So, which one is the best, the most universal, the most economical and the simplest to operate for what I am doing?” you may ask. This is a rather lengthy subject to discuss depending […]