Baldor Electric Co.’s Dodge D-LAG use a natural rubber compound and the lagging is vulcanized for pulley bonding and strength.
Baldor Electric Co.’s Dodge D-LAG conveyor pulleys use a natural rubber compound that is 73% more resistant to wear than standard SBR rubber. By increasing lagging life, Baldor’s Dodge D-LAG conveyor pulleys will extend the operating life of both the conveyor pulley and conveyor belt. The lagging is 100% vulcanized for pulley bonding and strength, making it resistant to cuts and gouges. Two pulley styles are available: D-LAG heavy-duty drum pulleys are available from 10 in. to 24 in. in diameter; D-LAG MDX (mine duty extra) drum pulleys are available from 12 in. up to 24 in. diameter. Baldor’s D-LAG pulleys are designed with flexible end discs to eliminate weld fatigue under cyclical loads, while Dodge MDX pulleys feature an integral hub design that eliminates the welded hub.
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After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.