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Holding the World together: Cement – Systems for a more Energy-efficient and environmentally friendly Production

By D. Rose Cement is the most commonly used building material worldwide. Its manufacture is challenging due to ever stricter environmental regulations and cost pressures because of large overcapacities. Cement manufacturers need support with systems and machines which, adapted to the market, increase the efficiency of their production and, thus, their competitiveness. Continue reading Holding the World together: Cement – Systems for a more Energy-efficient and environmentally friendly Production

Controlling Material Flow in Pits: Complete Plant equipped with Belt Scales

By L. Henke Belt conveyors are the standard for the transport of materials in pits and quarries. To control the material flow and the inventory of these materials, belt scales turn out to be the optimum choice, as they are easy to retrofit in existing plants. Continue reading Controlling Material Flow in Pits: Complete Plant equipped with Belt Scales

Something Smells wrong: are Lives being put at Risk by Conveyor Belt Manufacturers

By Leslie David – The harmful and, in many cases, potentially lethal substances used in industrial manufacturing processes have been a cause for concern for many years not only amongst consumers but also those who come in contact with them in the course of their day-to-day work. When the European Union’s REACH regulation EC 1907/2006 came into force in June 2007 those concerns should have largely been dispelled. Continue reading Something Smells wrong: are Lives being put at Risk by Conveyor Belt Manufacturers

EDEM: new Version of EDEM BulkSim Software for simulation-based Design of Transfer Chutes

Edinburgh, United Kingdom EDEM, one of the leading companies in Discrete Element Method (DEM) technology for bulk and granular materials simulation, has released a new version of EDEM BulkSim software – a specialized tool for designing and optimizing transfer points and chutes in the mining industry. Continue reading EDEM: new Version of EDEM BulkSim Software for simulation-based Design of Transfer Chutes

How to achieve a clean Conveyor Path: Innovative Belt Cleaning Technology eliminates Carryback at Cement Plant

By J. Cairns After installing an innovative primary cleaner designed for punishing applications a Detroit cement producer could stop excessive carryback and equipment fouling. With a significant reduction in carryback, spillage, and labor for cleanup, the plant was able to improve work­place safety, lower the cost of operation and see a quick return on investment. Continue reading How to achieve a clean Conveyor Path: Innovative Belt Cleaning Technology eliminates Carryback at Cement Plant

Conveyor Belt Monitoring: New Technologies for the Protection of Conveyor Belting

By A. van Staden In mines and many plants of the processing industry conveyor belts are the lifeline of the production system. It is, therefore, of paramount interest to keep the conveying system up and running and recognise potential hazards (far) ahead of their occurance. Continue reading Conveyor Belt Monitoring: New Technologies for the Protection of Conveyor Belting

Overcoming a Mines Embankment: IPCC-system with new Belt Conveying Concept for steep Opencast Minewalls

By A. Minkin, F.-M. Wolpers, T. Hellmuth – In order to allow for a continuous high capacity conveying system out of steep walled open pit mines Thyssenkrupp together with Contitech and Siemens developed the Chevron Megapipe conveyor with an up to 900 mm outer diameter. The pipe belt features highest tensile strength as well as a ribbed carrying side to hinder the transported bulk material from rolling back. Continue reading Overcoming a Mines Embankment: IPCC-system with new Belt Conveying Concept for steep Opencast Minewalls

Belt Replacement at a Long Distance Pipe Conveyor: Belt Design, Installation and Power Measurement

By A. Minkin, A. Jungk and T. Hontscha When the Arch Western Coal Skyline Mine decided to replace the old belt of its long distance BC-8 pipe conveyor, a new belt had to be designed to be suitable to the existing routing. In addition, a special installation procedure had to be developed to minimise downtime during the belt installation and commissioning. Continue reading Belt Replacement at a Long Distance Pipe Conveyor: Belt Design, Installation and Power Measurement

Martin Engineering: Pioneering Conveyor belt optimization program launched in Italy

Milan, ItalyMartin Engineering, a global supplier of bulk materials handling equipment, has launched its successful Mr Blade conveyor belt optimization program in Italy’s construction materials sector. Mr Blade is a direct-to-site service to maintain and replace belt-cleaner blades – accurately specified, custom-fitted and regularly monitored. Continue reading Martin Engineering: Pioneering Conveyor belt optimization program launched in Italy

Why new Splices fail – Splice Failures resulting from Rubber Compound Incompatibility

By A. van Staden An ailing economy has forced users of conveyor belting to find ways in which to extend the life of the belt. This can be achieved, but only if the conveyor system is well maintained and operated within original design parameters. In the recent past, a significantly aged belt was replaced by a new belt, thus virtually eliminating the risk of failure. Now, however, taking into account the cost of belting and the lack of capital in many companies, every last bit of life is squeezed out of a belt. Due to these factors it has become quite a common practice to replace only severely damaged portions of belt. Continue reading Why new Splices fail – Splice Failures resulting from Rubber Compound Incompatibility