STEEL BELT CONVEYORS FOR SEVERE CONDITIONS since 1929

VICTAULIC FOUNDRY

THE CHALLENGE

Victaulic plant in Alburties, PA, had to face a production loss problem due to excessive downtimes because of a vibratory conveyor installed in the scrap charging bay.
The existing conveyor suffered continuous cracking and failures due to the material unbalanced distribution on the belt. Moreover, it caused an unhealthy dust dispersion into the work environment.
Victaulic was looking for a dependable technology able to guarantee a continuous operation, without the risk of frequent and unexpected outages, and a safer and cleaner work environment for plant operators.

 

THE CUSTOMER

Victaulic is the leading producer of mechanical pipe joining solutions for markets such as mining, power generation and commercial construction.
Headquartered in Easton, PA, Victaulic owns 15 major manufacturing facilities and 28 branches worldwide.
Its foundry located in Alburtis, PA, provides a wide range of ductile iron castings using advanced moulding and pouring equipment.

 

THE SOLUTION

At the beginning of 2016, Victaulic installed a Magaldi Superbelt® conveyor to handle sprues and scraps from the scrap yard to the charging machine, replacing the existing vibratory conveyor.
The latter was covered with a de-dusting cover since it spread dust into the work environment.
By installing the Magaldi Superbelt® P type conveyor, Victaulic solved both problems of dust pollution and frequent outages.
In fact, the Magaldi Superbelt® is a dependable steel belt conveyor able to avoid incidental shutdowns thanks to its unique design without chains and sprockets. Moreover, it does not vibrate or shake nor generate dust thanks to the smooth operation and it runs at a very low noise level <65 dB(A), thus contributing to an healthy and more comfortable work environment.

 

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