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Garlock Rubber Technologies Now Makes Larger Conveyor Belts

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Garlock Rubber Technologies (GRT), Paragould, Ark., USA, reports that it has nearly doubled the weight of individual, bulk-haulage conveyor belts it can produce. The company manufactures these conveyor belts for a wide range of industries, including pulp and paper.

"With the recent acquisition of a larger crane, we now have the capability to produce belts weighing up to 25 tons," said Jeff Phillips, GRT sales manager. "That means we can run longer segments—72 in. wide and, depending on construction, up to 1,500 ft in length. Previously, our lifting capacity was limited to 15 tons, which for longer belts required splicing, a difficult and not particularly desirable process. By keeping our 15-ton crane in place, we have also been able to reduce set up and loading times in our finishing and shipping areas."

Manufactured by R & M Material Handling Inc., the new crane was installed in early October. It features wireless radio controls, integrated load cell readout, and standard safety features required by OSHA.


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