A Monthly Newsletter 

from Babush Material Handling Systems, Inc.  
  December 2005  
Your Single Source Solution
Merry Christmas

Holiday Business Hours


Friday, December 23rd closed at noon

Monday, December 26th closed all day

New Years

Friday, December 30th closed at noon

Monday, January 2nd closed all day

Quick Tips


Quick Tip of the Month

Gravity Application

Conveyor1Gravity conveyor is often installed on a decline. When used on a decline, its most likely application is a "gravity flow system." Although less expensive than power conveyor, gravity does not provide a positive flow. The degree of pitch needed for a gravity conveyor to operate efficiently depends on several factors:

  1. The type of conveyor, roller or skatewheel.
  2. Are the bearings grease packed or clean? (Grease packed bearings roll slower)
  3. The weight of the package.
  4. The quality or firmness of the package bottom

conveyor2--The flow rate of boxes on a gravity conveyor is also affected by the acceleration effect of a spinning roller or wheel which is still spinning after a box has travelled over it.

--Straight line of gravity decline. Boxes go faster and faster as they move down the conveyor.

--Retarding plates and other restraining devices are available to slow boxes. Boxes may also be slowed by changing the angle of decline periodically.

--Items usually flow easier on a skatewheel than a roller conveyor.


Did You Know...parts

Need a part for an older Hytrol Model?

Many Customers have found that Babush can still supply parts and service for conveyor units and accessories even though they haven't been manufactured in years.

Our manufacturers maintain a database and keep records as far back as thirty years. That makes it easy for a customer to obtain a replacement part on a discontinued Hytrol product.

If you need a replacement belt, gear, roller, sheave, etc., call Babush! We'll find that part and have it shipped directly to you.

Call Babush today


spotlightProduct Spotlight

ProSort 400 Heavy Duty
Sliding Shoe Sortation

Hytrol's ProSort 400 is a heavy duty sliding shoe sorter designed for high speed applications where product diverting needs to be both positive and gentle. Products are transported on anodized aluminum slats where at a predetermined location, divert shoes move diagonally across the conveyor to push the product onto a take-away conveyor. The ProSort 400 may be configured for diverting products to the right hand or left hand side of the sorter. Also it may be configured for diverting at 30 degrees where close divert centers are important or 22 degrees where high speed is required.


  • High Speed - 600 FPM
  • Precisely Timed, Engineered Divert Switch
  • Anodized Aluminum Slats
  • Lubricated and Sealed O-Ring Chain
  • Precision Bearings on Chain
  • Covered Chain
  • Quiet Operation
  • Dual Synchronized Drives for Extended Lengths

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About Us

Babush Material Handling Systems, Inc. provides state of the art material handling services through rapid development of new technologies and partnering programs. With over 75 years in material handling integration, Babush is positioned to provide you with the most cost effective solutions, on time deliveries, and high quality customer care for all of your material handling integration needs. Some of our services include: Audits & Consulting, Layout & Simulation, Project Management, Turnkey Installation, Maintenance & Services, and more. Visit our website for more information and to find out how Babush Material Handling Systems, Inc. can become your Single Source Solutions Provider!