Cortex Business Solutions Inc. (TSXV: CBX), a network-as-a-service e-invoicing solutions provider, is pleased to welcome Luff Industries Ltd., one of the largest and well-respected manufacturers of conveyor components in the world, as the first major manufacturing company to join the Cortex Network. Read more
Across a variety of industries and applications, one common conveyor problem that is consistently mentioned is rollers jamming. Material spillage is inevitable in most industrial conveyor applications and it is difficult to avoid. However, when material spills over the side of the belt, it may get jammed in between the roller and frame, stopping the roller from spinning and over time this can damage the belt and the rollers. Read more
What is employee engagement? Just because you have happy employees, does that mean they are engaged and care about the organization and its goals? These are a few questions that have recently become much more important to companies of all sizes, all around the world. Read more
This past week on June 25, Luff had its annual Summer Family BBQ! Every year the Fasoli family organizes a fantastic company BBQ for their employees and families and every year it seems to get bigger and better. Read more
One of the most misunderstood belt conveyor idler assembly types in the industry is the “mighty” picking idler. It is also known as an “unequal” troughing idler however the former name for this assembly is perhaps more descriptive. While the wing rollers in the assembly will still form the conveyor belt that it carries into a trough shape, perhaps the most recognizable feature of this type of idler assembly is the fact that the middle roller(s) is longer than the wing rollers, thus making it an “unequal” idler. The moniker “picking idler” therefore comes from one use of this type of idler in food processing plants whereby slow-moving conveyor belts loaded with fruit, vegetables, etc. will allow for workers to “pick” the undesirable product off of the belt, due to the low trough height. Read more
As more conveyor systems are being designed with increased speed and capacity the importance of pulley lagging has become more evident. Ceramic lagging is no longer seen only as a solution to slippage problems, but as a standard on drive pulleys to prevent costly maintenance and replacement of damaged pulleys. Read more
Luff Industries has recently become a member of the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA).
The PTDA is the leading association for the industrial power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distribution channel. PT/MC products can be found in manufacturing plants, assembly lines, in production processes, essentially anywhere there is movement. Read more