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Understanding friction

Recently I was asked to investigate an issue with an installation that was getting too hot due to excess friction. This can be a common problem, and so it is helpful to understand the factors involved. In this blog I will explain how friction is created and how it can be measured.

The history of the conveyor belt

Let’s take a brief journey together, into the past to explore the fascinating history of the conveyor belt. Although it is a necessity that today is easily taken for granted on almost any production line, the belt has undergone a long and winding development over the centuries.