When it comes to handling dry bulk, cargo ports and freight yards are in constant motion moving bulk material between ships, railcars, and trucks. Cambelt designs fixed and portable unloaders and transloaders to maximize efficiency and minimize product loss and degradation along the way.
According to Jeremy Hengst, Vice President, Sales, Cambelt International LLC, what sets the company’s products apart from competitors, like traditional trough-, screw-, and bucket elevators, is that Cambelt is vertically integrated — engineering and manufacturing its own proprietary conveyor belts and conveyors. “By being a vertically integrated conveyor solutions company, we are able to develop unique solutions to resolve our clients’ material transport challenges. Engineering conveyor systems with our proprietary belts allows us to transport materials horizontally, vertically and back horizontally without any transfer points. Designing a system in this manner reduces the number of conveyors in operation while eliminating difficult transfer points, which can be dusty environmental concern areas,” he explains.
Cambelt transloaders: small footprint
Cambelt’s Scorpion™ line of portable and self-powered transloading conveyors are designed for situations where it is impractical to have a fixed conveying system.
“Due to our propriety belt technology we are able to design conveyor systems with significantly smaller footprints,” says Hengst. “For example, our Scorpion® Transloaders loading to discharge point range between 20-27 ft, which is less than half of our competitors’ footprint. As transload sites become more compressed, Cambelt’s Scorpion® Transloaders can help clients effectively unload in tight transload facilities where a longer conveyor can interfere with traffic patterns reducing overall facility productivity.”
Another benefit of Cambelt’s mobile conveyor systems is their low profile inlet, which requires only 5-inches (127mm) of clearance, providing unparalleled access underneath railcars or any low clearance loading situation.
These versatile units can be easily moved between various operating lines and are designed to center load railcars enabling them to have the reach to load whatever is required of them.
They are also environmentally friendly, as Hengst explains, “Cambelt systems have been engineered with dust tight enclosures, minimizing environmental concerns. This design has been at the core of Cambelt’s history, as our conveyor housing is an integral part of our structure design of our conveyor systems. We have engineered our systems to minimize their exposure to the outside environment.”
Range of products offered
Besides its Scorpion™ Transloaders line, other products offered by Cambelt are: sidewall conveyor belts, high incline & closed conveyor systems, dome reclaimer systems and its CamSpan Gallery enclosed overhead troughing belt conveyors.
“We are a material handling company,” says Hengst, “We specialize in transporting dry bulk materials. Our core business is built around our expertise in conveying dry aggregate materials.
“We work with some of the largest international companies as well as small regional clients throughout the USA, serving industries like agriculture, cement processing, chemical processing, construction and dry bulk cargo handling among others,” he adds. “We are working diligently to develop solutions that address and resolve customer pain points to improve their plants efficiency and operation. ”
About Cambelt International LLC
Situated in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, Cambelt has been in business for over 60 years and at the core of its technology is its unique and patented one-piece flexible sidewall conveyor belting. Its proprietary belt design provides a structurally stronger material that can be transported up steep angles including vertical inclines.
In Cambelt’s custom engineered press, CamBelt, CamWall, and CamFlex conveyor belts are produced with the base belt, the sidewall, and the cleat or nubs moulded together to form a homogenous belt with unsurpassed durability and achieving ultimate adhesion strength. Furthermore, the company guarantees that its rugged, one-piece, homogeneously cured products will not delaminate.
Cambelt proudly designs, engineers, manufactures and assembles all of its products in the USA.
On a micro-scale Hengst believes Cambelt’s core strength is in the team approach to solving customer challenges. The team approach in the workplace has provided the added benefit of “leveraging experience from engineering, manufacturing, field service and operations to developed customized conveyor systems, to solve our clients’ unique material handling challenges.”
Speaking about the current Covid-19 pandemic, Hengst says the company took early steps and gave non-manufacturing employees the option to work remotely, while they reinforced social distancing with its manufacturing team members. He adds “We are fortunate to have a diverse client base, where some are experiencing tremendous growth throughout the crisis.” The company has been maintaining constant communication with its clients and is working with each to accelerate some projects, while putting others on hold until their operations return to a more normal operation. And this has clearly been the right move, as Hengst explains, “The response has been fantastic and our customers are happy to have an alternative to the traditional screw or bucket elevator technologies while having a partner working together to solve their day-to-day material handling challenges.