Marietta (GA), United States – Dos Santos International announced the award of a patent and first order for the newest development in sandwich belt conveying technology. The DSI Adder Snake (US Patent number 9,815,627) was awarded on November 14, 2017. A particular shiploading application garnered the first order for the newly patented DSI Adder Snake for Yara Sluiskil in the Netherlands.
Clermont-Ferrand, France & Hessle, United Kingdom – On March 19, 2018, Michelin announced that it intends to acquire Fenner PLC. Headquartered in Hessle, United Kingdom, Fenner is a global leader in reinforced polymer technology with 2017 annual revenues of GBP 655 million (approx. USD 920 million). It provides conveyor belt solutions and reinforced polymer products for the mining and general industrial markets.
Beckum, Germany – Sichuan Yadong Cement has been relying on a 12.5 km overland conveyor from BEUMER Group in order to convey limestone from their quarry to their silo. When constructed in 2009 it was the longest belt conveying system in BEUMER history (The company installed a longer system in 2016). In a second project BEUMER installed two additional overland conveyors, with an overall length of 13.7 kilometres, transporting limestone to the cement plant. Unlike the first project, the task here was to build the conveyor across inhabited areas. Noise emission limitations set forth by the government also needed to be considered.
Hannover, Germany – Systems or devices that come into contact with sugar are manufactured in accordance with relevant standards. These ensure that the sugar remains clean throughout the entire journey from the field to the supermarket. Accordingly, these standards also apply for the ContiTech conveyor belts that transport the sugar in the import and export terminal of the international Euroports group in the port of Antwerp.
Neponset (IL), USA – Martin Engineering has supplied belt conveyor technology to 316 Mining Company to maximize the output of their gold mining operations. 316 Mining is well known from “Gold Rush”, the most popular show on the Discovery channel. The show follows the exploits of three competing mining teams as they seek to extract the most placer gold from their operations.
Allentown (PA), USA – ASGCO’s tracking idlers are now improved for the high tonnage and high speed applications as seen in underground and above ground mining and bulk shipping applications. The company’s line of Tru-Trainer conveyor tracking idlers now includes an extra heavy duty (EXHD) line to accommodate high speed and tonnage associated with mining operations.
Beckum, Germany — Denizli Çimento decided to invest in an individual system from the AFR systems segment (alternative fuels and raw materials) of BEUMER Group, which stores, mixes and conveys differently composed materials, such as shredded waste tyres. The core of this solution is represented by the two Pipe Conveyors used in this project.
Rosenfeld, Germany – Material carryback is one of the main causes of potential problems in belt conveyor systems. To prevent this, operators rely on precleaners for coarse materials and secondary cleaners for fine cleaning, and in many cases these cleaning systems can remove more than 90% of carryback. The new Y-Type by Flexco is a flexible secondary cleaner, which can be equipped with various polyurethane or carbide blades, giving users a system that meets their particular requirements in the most efficient way.
Canberra (ACT), Australia — CSIRO’s partnership with industry players Advisian and RFC Ambrian to produce the next generation bulk ore sorting technology is now being closely looked at by potential buyers. NextOre, the company being formed by the three partners, has developed an advanced sensor system that takes advantage of magnetic resonance technology. It illuminates batches of ore with short pulses of radio waves, assessing ore grade and enabling high tonnage sorting at extremely high speeds.
Barnetby, UK — A global provider of quicklime and chalk products has resolved a significant fugitive material problem by implementing state-of-the-art containment and dust suppression on one of its primary limestone conveyors. After finding that an estimated 10 to 20% of the material load was spilling along the belt path, Singleton Birch implemented a control strategy from Martin Engineering that included a rebuilt transfer point as the material takes an approx. 6 metre (20-foot) drop from one belt to another.