Cove Engineering will be unveiling its latest development, the Smart Frame, on Stand B1004 during the AIMEX exhibition at the Sydney Showground from 6-9 September 2011.
Cove says its Smart Frame addresses OHS concerns within the bulk materials handling industry about replacing faulty idlers on conveyor belts.
The Smart Frame design reduces risks from manual handling during idler replacement by eliminating the need for personnel to lift the conveyor belting.
Only the replacement idler, spanner and extraction tool are required, with no need for heavy jacking equipment, special spreader or lifting bars.
Cove says as well as its OHS-friendly features, the Smart Frame is ideal where access is restricted, and on high belt tension areas.
Suspect idlers can be replaced at the time of identification, without the need to construct scaffolds or hire expensive boom lifts.
Being able to respond faster to replace a suspect idler also reduces the risk of belt damage such as wear from cover scuffing, belt rips and tears.
The standard fitting of tracking slots improves the belt’s tracking and prevents excessive edge wear, in turn reducing the risk of idler-generated fire and subsequent belt damage.
Frames can be specified for single or dual return idler specifications, in floor, roof or stringer mount, and in configurations including a combination trough and return set, and trough-only and set-only designs. They can be retrofitted to existing systems.
The structure’s design simplicity, fewer components and reduced operating cost are generating considerable interest in the industry.
Cove Engineering: ph (07) 4952 5242, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.coveng.com.