Greenville-Spartanburg Int’l remains operational throughout 5-year ground to ceiling rehab

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Author: Robert Nordstrom | www.airportimprovement.com | May-June 2017 Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) recently put the finishing touches on its $127 million Wingspan project, the largest capital improvement initiative ever undertaken at the South Carolina airport. In essence, GSP completely rebuilt its terminal from the ground up, expanding from 225,000 to 375,000 square feet. Dave Edwards,… Read more »

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Westchester Airport installs “mini” in-line baggage system

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  Author: Thomas J. Smith | www.airportimprovement.com | July-August 2017   The new $29.4 million checked baggage facility at Westchester County Airport (HPN), near White Plains, NY, was in the design process for four years, but the delay was worth the wait. The new handling and screening system contains in-line explosives detection and is less… Read more »

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Plant of the Year: KCP&L’s Iatan 2 Earns POWER’s Highest Honor

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From POWER Magazine | 08/01/2011 | Dr. Robert Peltier, PE Automatic Systems Inc. supplied the fuel- and material-handling equipment and was responsible for its installation.   Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) began engaging stakeholders in 2003 to develop consensus on a regional energy plan designed to balance customers’ desire for low electricity costs with… Read more »

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Backup Bar-hand Wheel Retracted–with Threaded Rod and Adjusting the Sub-Base Assembly

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Backup Bar-hand Wheel Retracted–with Threaded Rod The backup bar holds the caterpillar chain in the correct relation to the conveyor power chain.  It assures that the caterpillar pusher dogs will properly engage the center links of the rivetless power chain. The backup bar assembly is extended or retracted by a hand wheel turning a threaded… Read more »

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Setting the Torque Spring on a Rotary Drive

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Procedure for setting the torque spring on an Automatic Systems Inc. rotary drive. The torque spring should first be loosened until the inner frame of the drive starts to “bounce” under load. The “bouncing” is the rotary movement, of the inner drive frame, associated with the changes in the conveyor power chain load. (The fully… Read more »

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Compensating Drive Sprocket Adjustment

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How to adjust a compensating drive sprocket: The chordal action of long-pitch sprockets usually subjects the conveyor chain and its driving parts to an additional load of speed-ups and slow-downs over and above load resistance. Although this chordal action cannot be eliminated, its effect can be cancelled through the use of a compensating sprocket mounted… Read more »

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