Hapman Attends the Industrial Minerals Association — North America Technology Workshop, March 9-11 in Orlando

Kalamazoo, Mich. — Hapman will attend and participate in the Industrial Minerals Technology Workshop, hosted by the Industrial Minerals Association – North America (IMA-NA) at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel and Spa in Orlando, Fla. on March 9-11, 2014.

The workshop offers industrial mining members the chance to share and discuss topics such as safety, health, environment, operations and engineering. Minerals processing presents significant challenges; from conveying highly abrasive or corrosive materials on multiple planes, over long distances, or at high temperatures, to minimizing dust and preventing loss of material.

Hapman’s booth will feature how it’s Tubular Drag and En-Masse Conveyors are ideally suited to overcome the challenges of mineral processing. The conveyors are totally enclosed to protect the environment and worker safety, designed for 24/7 operation in harsh environments, and yet they still offer low energy consumption and gentle handling of materials.

“Hapman is proud to return the IMA-NA technology workshop as an exhibitor and to assist IMA members to find more efficient ways to improve their material handling performance,” said Jim Hughes, Director of Sales for Hapman. In addition to a booth, On Monday, March 9 at 10:50 a.m. Hughes will present, “Explore a Better Alternative Conveyor vs. Traditional Belt and Screw Conveyors.” The presentation will focus on providing a better understanding of alternative conveyors that improve safety, efficiency, increased production demands, and are more dependable.

Material Handling Expertise Backed by 60 Years of Experience

Henry Hapman invented the Tubular Drag concept in 1945. The breakthrough technology is still widely used today because of the strong material movement advantages and system layout flexibility. The totally enclosed conveying systems allows materials to be moved over long distances, over multiple planes, and through infrastructure. The chain and flight design are engineered for the material and flow rate of each application. The durable and rugged conveying design provides long-life with minimal maintenance while also moving material without degradation or separation.

Hapman also harnessed the power of the En-Masse conveying principle. This type of conveyor moves thousands of pounds per hour of material in a small footprint, when compared to other conveying methods. The En-Masse conveyor is ideal for minerals processing because of the ability to effectively move material in a wet or dry state, at temperatures reaching 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit, while completely enclosed in a casing of heavy-duty AR plate. The material is moved by the company’s industry-exclusive drop forged, case hundred chain, offering long-life even in harsh operating environments.