Peterson Corp. News


Screening Area

The screening area is where material can effectively fall through the screen surface. This would be inside the trommel drum or the star deck depending on what type of screen is being used.  

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Chain Curtain

The Chain Curtain is positioned behind the grinding chamber, but above the debris belt. As some ground material can travel through the grates at a high velocity, the Chain Curtain is designed to slow down ground material to stop if from …

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Airbags

Airbags are used to provide positive air pressure to hold the anvil assembly in place during the grinding process. The air pressure can be adjusted depending on the type of feed material that is being ground to cushion against impacts (similar …

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Belt Guard

The belt guard covers the drive belts and sheaves, protecting them from outside material getting into that region and to protect against entanglement.

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Impact Cushion System

Impact Cushion System uses urethane cushions and shear pins help protect the mill from catastrophic damage in the event of a severe impact from contaminants in the feed stock.

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Thrown Object Safety Guard

On a Peterson grinder, the Thrown Object Safety Guard is a removable component with a rubber flap that blocks any object thrown from the rotor directly toward the front of the machine.

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Impact Release System

The Impact Release System is a patented Peterson system that allows the ejection of contaminants from the grinding chamber to reduce or eliminate damage to the grinding chamber. The Impact Release System opens the anvil and first grate section to eject …

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Compression Roll Service Mode

The compression roll service mode is a safety feature unique to Peterson machines that ensures the service is done safely and effectively by raising the compression roll high enough to service the rotor, securing it, and disabling the system. This keeps …

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Chock

A chock is a curved, wedge-shaped block placed against a wheel to prevent movement.

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Cribbing

Cribbing is the construction of beams of wood (cribs), stacked evenly to form a four-sided column that solidly supports and stabilizes the machine for either better performance due to uneven terrain or maintenance. Each row of cribs is typically laid 90 …

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Hood

The safety shield on the chipper housing that covers the chipper disc. The hood can be pivoted open to expose the chipper disc for maintenance.

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Warning Horn

The Warning Horn refers to the backup alarm that all Peterson Blower Trucks come equipped with.

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Right-Hand/Left-Hand Discharge

Peterson blower trailers can discharge material from the right-hand or left-hand side of the vehicle. In the USA a machine would traditionally discharge to the right-hand side of the machine which would keep an operator curbside for safety. In the event …

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Proximity Switch

The proximity switch is a safety switch telling the IQAN control box whether the end gate (rear door) is open or closed.

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Cab Warning Light

Optional safety lights located on top of the truck cab, giving nearby people and traffic awareness of work being performed. The cab warning light is a spinning orange warning signal.

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Kunkle Valve

Kunkle Valve is a safety device for pressure control, regulating PSI, to prevent a backup in air pressure and can decrease air flow if pressure is too high. Kunkle valves create safer working conditions.

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LED Directional Light Bar

The LED directional light bar is an added measure of safety for any operator that may be working anywhere that there is traffic. This light bar gives operators a way to visually let traffic know that they are working in the …

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DOT Kit

The DOT Kit is a basic traffic safety kit containing flares, roadside triangles, and a fire extinguisher.

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Bridging

Materials that do not flow well form an arch or span across sloping sides of a blower truck body, leaving a void. This prevents material from continuing to move into the feeder, reducing material or halting discharge. Bridging typically occurs in force feed systems. Peterson’s …

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