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ASGCO cleans up conveyor belts with U-Scrape

ASGCO has announced the latest addition to its line of Secondary Belt Cleaner products for bulk material handling applications.

The U-Scrape™ Secondary Cleaner’s, unique ‘U’ shape design conforms to the return side of the belt, which allows the blade to maintain the maximum pressure in the centre of the belt where the majority of the carryback material builds up, according to the company.

The blade is offered in two options: solid urethane, or with tungsten carbide tips embedded in urethane. With its curved U-shape blade, the U-Scrape blade tips are in constant contact with the belt to provide the highest cleaning efficiency, especially in tough applications.

The U-Scrape belt cleaner is primarily intended for use in conveyor bulk material handling applications in the following industries: aggregates, recycling, wastewater treatment, pulp & paper, coal, coal-fired power plants, chemical processing among others where carryback and spillage needs to be eliminated.

ASGCO on the move in Pennsylvania as bulk material handling system demand increases

ASGCO will be expanding and moving its headquarters to a newly purchased and soon to be built operation in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, it has announced.

The company, which operates at 301 W Gordon Street in Allentown, Pennsylvania, will be moving to 730 Bangor Road in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, in the fall of 2021, it said.

ASGCO is a manufacturer, distributor and service provider of proprietary conveyor and screening equipment and accessories that improve the safety and performance of bulk material handling systems, it says.

ASGCO’s most recent eastern Pennsylvania expansion involved the purchase of 19 acres (7.7 ha) and now is building a new facility to meet growing demand for its products and services, it said. The new facility will be 194,000 total sq.ft (18,023 sq.m) with 30,000 sq.ft of offices, wellness, and training areas, and the rest dedicated to fabrication, manufacturing, assembly, distribution and service departments.

Construction of the new facility will begin next month and is expected to be completed in the summer of 2021, the company says.

All 90 current Allentown and Nazareth employees are expected to move to the new building, the company said. “While the relocation itself will not immediately result in any new positions, the company anticipates a 30% increase in personnel based on projected sales growth expectations,” it added.

ASGCO, WAGNER-Schwelm and NILOS combine conveyor belt expertise

ASGCO® “Complete Conveyor Solutions” says it has signed a tri-lateral distribution, manufacturing and intellectual partnership agreement with WAGENER-Schwelm® and NILOS® to extend its ability to service and provide ASGCO products to servicing distributors, end-users and original equipment manufacturers around the world.

Aaron Gibbs, President of ASGCO, said the integration of highly precise German engineering from WAGENER and NILOS, combined with the manufacturing, marketing, sales and service strength of ASGCO will bring customers “excellent, highly engineered, ‘best in the world’ conveyor belt vulcanising products” manufactured in the US.

“By providing our ASGCO conveyor products through the NILOS service branches and then also incorporating the WAGENER and NILOS range of products into ASGCO’s product line, this will provide the ‘best in class’ range of conveyor material handling solutions for our customers,” he said.

Thomas J Ziller, Owner of WAGENER-Schwelm and NILOS, said the partnership will provide the “strongest and most innovative range of products in the conveyor belting industry”.

“The knowhow transfer in both directions guarantees sustainable and high-end production as well as increases our after-sales service around the world,” he said.

WAGENER-Schwelm has decades of experience in the development and manufacturing of portable and stationary vulcanising presses, for splicing and repairing conveyor belts, while NILOS is known for the application-oriented development of high-quality and innovative hot and cold vulcanising materials, compounds, cements and other conveyor belt related products.

ASGCO, founded in 1971, is a leading manufacturer, distributor and service provider of proprietary conveyor and screening equipment and accessories to improve the safety and performance of bulk material handling systems.