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Frequently asked questions      

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            Company Question
                    Where is your company located?
               
    Why are you located in Clearfield, Utah?

            Product Question
                    How do I know what conveyor is best for me?
               
    How do I determine the best conveyor length for my job?
               
    Why don't you list a price sheet? I understand your minimums are quite high.
                   
Why don't you have the 10 foot stackable conveyors?
               
    If I don't rent from you, where else can I go?

            Product Maintenance Questions
                   What are some things I can check to make sure the conveyor is going to run properly?

            Web Site Questions
                   Who maintains this site?
                   I noticed a problem. Who should I contact?


Company Questions

      Where is your company located?
We are located in Clearfield, Utah. Our address is 372 South Main St. Clearfield Utah, 84015. (map)

      Why are you located in Clearfield, Utah?
We, the principles, grew up in Clearfield and the surrounding towns. We attended the local schools and churches. We have been in business since 1977, but have had business ties here long before that. We feel we can offer you, the public, the best services by remaining close to all our resources and personnel.
      

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Product Questions

     How do I know what conveyor is best for me?
We have many options when it comes to your specific needs. The main determining factor is the material you need to move.

      How do I determine the best conveyor length for my job?
The D - series conveyor (16" concave belt without cleats) length can be just under 3 times the distance of the vertical climb at 22. It needs about 90% of its length for the horizontal clearance. (See Example)

The SD - series conveyor (16" concave belt with cleats) length needs to be just over 1 times the distance of the vertical climb at 40. It needs about 75% of its length for the horizontal clearance. (See Example)

The C - series conveyor (10" belt in a vertical trough, with moon shape 'C'  bucket cleats) length only needs to be about 1.15 times the distance of the vertical climb at 60 using up only 50% of its length for the horizontal clearance. (See Example)
          (Note: The C - series is restricted to fine, non-granular, products that wont lodge between the cleat and the side wall of the vertical trough)

Other determining factors are the conveyor weight and how you are going to handle & place the unit and distances you need to reach given the conveyor length options available. Conveyors can piggy back from one to the other using the receiving hopper or by simply placing a 4" x 4" across the rear frame end, for the discharge of the previous conveyor to rest on.

      Why don't you list a price sheet? I understand your minimums are quite high.
You can never give enough information on specialty items. We want to make sure you are bidding a job using figures on the correct equipment. Conveyors are so specialized that prices do vary on jobs depending upon availability, maintenance, shifts, chemical applications, product type
& quantity. Competitive prices begin at 1 week minimum rates.

      Why don't you have the 10 foot stackable conveyors?
We feel the 16" concave belts are best for most applications, rather than a narrower flat belt, which these stackable units are. We do have the 'C' series conveyor with taller cleats when a narrower conveyor is preferred. Also our motors are easier to detach for preventative maintenance. The 10' stackable conveyors also don't lend themselves to piggy backing a long open span as do our variety of longer conveyor lengths

     If I don't rent from you, where else can I go?
Most rental yards refer their customers directly to us, though we'll work through your choice if you prefer a certain vendor. We are not always the most competitive on short term rentals; If asked, we'll recommend another known source.

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Product Maintenance Questions

      What are some things I can check to make sure the conveyor is going to run properly?
Here is a checklist that our technicians go through to make sure our conveyors are running at their best.

         
1 - Align pulleys with hose clamps - On every motor there is a rod attached that slides into the conveyor pipe mount that has 1 to 3 hose clamps on it. The hose clamp help make the 'V'-belt straight by keeping the pulleys aligned.  
         
2 - Mechanical Leverage on 'V'-belt - On every motor there is a tension chain on a spring that you attach to the 'S' hook on the conveyor to increase or decrease the motor 'V'-belt tension. If the motor pulley spins on the V-belt under load, you may need to mark and remove the tension chain, remove the V-belt, re-hook the chain at 1 or 2 links tighter, put the V-belt on the small motor pulley first then start the V-belt on the big pulley and use the mechanical leverage of turning the big pulley by hand to force the V-belt on tighter.
         
3 - 12 gauge extension cord / 110 volt motors / 20 amp - You will need to have a 12 gauge extension cord (100' max) for up to a 20 amp current and a 20 amp circuit breaker for every motor.
         
4 - Belt alignment and tighten - At the tail end of the conveyor there are adjusting bolts on each side, called take ups, that you can alter to make the belt tighter and move straighter, or in alignment. If the drive drum spins on the carrier belt, you will need to tighten these take up adjusting bolts. Opposite the drive chain side, at the drive end of the conveyor (same side as motor is on) there is one adjusting bolt to keep the drive drum in alignment. You will need to unlock the nut on the threads and loosen up the four bolts that secure that side of the drive shaft flangette in place so you can move the drum to align the belt. If the belt is traveling closer to the adjusting bolt or motor side, you would tighten the nut on the bolt by turning it clockwise (ccw if belt is traveling closer to the opposite or drive chain side).
         
5 - Spare 'V'-belts - Make sure you have at least one spare V-belt for each conveyor. They are tie wired on the frame just forward of the motor area. The 'V'-belt size is 5L700 or B-67.
         
6 - Gas engine level - The engine needs to be level with the ground. It can not exceed 15 off level. There are several pipes making up the motor mount on the conveyor and the motor mount plate bolted to the bottom of the gas motor. These provide a wide range of mounting options for the motor mount rod to be inserted, in order to keep the gas engine level.

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Web Site Questions

      Who maintains this site?
We have a local webmaster. If you have any specific website questions you may ask a question using our question form or send an email directly to the admin.

     I noticed a problem. Who should I contact?
There are a few ways you can report a problem. You may submit the feedback form or send an email directly to the admin. This webpage uses some enhanced features which require your computer to have some key components. This site is best viewed in Internet Explorer (IE) 4.0+, Opera 7.0+, or Firefox 1.0+ with your resolution set to 1024 x 768. JavaScript must be ON, and you need Flash player 6.0+.

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