Tramco acquires Sluis Aerobelt of the Netherlands

by Emily Wilson
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Euro/Tramco B.V., a division of U.S.-based Tramco, Inc., has acquired Sluis Aerobelt, one of Europe's leading manufacturers of conveyor systems. Sluis pioneered air supported belt technology in 1975 with the introduction of the Aerobelt.

Euro/Tramco will handle all sales and manufacturing of Aerobelt in Europe.

"We've adapted and perfected the Aerobelt system for a much broader range of applications, for both European and American industries," said Leon Trammel, chairman and c.e.o. of Tramco, Inc., Wichita, Kansas.

In the air supported conveyor, the belt rides on a thin cushion of air, for virtually friction-free operation. Because of the smooth transport and constant air flow, materials stay on the conveyor belt and dust is practically eliminated.

Mr. Trammel said that Sluis' 25 years experience in air systems engineering combined with Tramco's 15 years of air conveyor experience brings the technology to a higher level. "It is simply the new state-of-the-art," he said.