The ASGCO® Washbox Solves Severe Carry-Back Problem in Major Coal Mine

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The ASGCO® Washbox was introduced at the Electric Power Show and Conference in Rosemont Illinois in May of 2009. However, recently it solved a sever carry-back problem at a large production underground coal mine.

The ASGCO® Washbox was introduced at the Electric Power Show and Conference in Rosemont Illinois in May of 2009. However, recently it solved a sever carry-back problem at a large production underground coal mine.

The first conveyor belt the ASGCO® Washbox was installed on this facility is 60 inches wide and runs at 950 FPM and delivers 3500-4000 TPH and operates approximately 20 hours per day. At these kinds of belt speeds and TPH a highly effective belt cleaning system was required.

The effectiveness of the ASGCO® Wash Box system using a low volume of water, reduced clean-up cost, premature wear and failure on rolling components and build-up on return idlers causing belt mis-tracking and ultimately belt edge damage.

The ASGCO® Wash Box is installed as a secondary belt cleaning and is designed to work on the return side of the conveyor belt. Each enclosed Washbox is equipped with a combination of pressure rollers, spray bars and Razor-back® belt cleaners. It can also be customized to meet your exact needs. The nozzles apply a spray of water which softens the carry-back and lubricates to maintain effective cleaning pressure.

     * Wash Box complete belt cleaning system encompasses a series of spray
         bars, Razor-Back® belt cleaners and pressure/deflection rollers to lubricate and
         maintain effective cleaning pressure and virtually eliminate all carry-back

     * Fully enclosed system that contains the wash waste fluid and
         carry-back

     * Large Removable service doors allow the system to be easily
         inspected and served.

     * Can be customized to meet exact application needs.

ASGCO® "Complete Conveyor Solutions" headquartered in Allentown, PA is a leading manufacturer of proprietary bulk conveyor components and accessories that enhance material flow performance. Founded in 1971 by Alfred S. Gibbs and his son Todd Gibbs, ASGCO believes in taking care of the customer with great quality products and exceptional service. This has been a successful and standard policy at ASGCO® for many years and will continue in the future.

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Anthony Margaret
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