The successful start-up of a RopeCon® system which will transport limestone from the quarry to the area where it will be processed has recently taken place in Guatemala, approx. 35km from the capital. The installation, which requires no more than 4 tower structures to cross a wooded terrain, has a length of approx. 1.6km and covers a vertical rise of almost 200m. Thanks to the long rope spans it has been possible to minimise the amount of space required on the ground. The cement plant of Guatemalan Cementos Progreso, S. A. is due to take up operations in the first half of year 2017. From then on, RopeCon® will transport 2,100 tons of material every hour.
RopeCon® has been developed and designed by the Austrian ropeway manufacturer Doppelmayr and combines the features of a belt conveyor with those of a ropeway, thereby making use of the advantages of both technologies. It is currently in use for a variety of material transport applications all over the world.
ContiTech offers smart system solutions – far beyond just conveyor belt production
Innovative digital monitoring system reduces downtimes and maintenance costs
Versatile conveyor belt systems for steep and vertical conveying
International technology company ContiTech is expanding its portfolio of industrial applications for the conveyor belt industry. Alongside conveyor belts, the company is working hard on smart systems and expanding its range of services. This allows the industrial partner to offer its customers holistic solutions that go far beyond the conveyor belt product. “We primarily focus on new digital offers that create clear added value for our customers,” says Dr. Michael Hofmann, who heads the ContiTech segment Industrial Belting Solutions within the Continental corporation. At the Schüttgut trade fair from May 10 to 11, 2017 in Dortmund, ContiTech (hall 6, booth R49) is presenting its many innovations, including belt monitoring.
As yet another IMHC approaches, we are pleased to celebrate the 19th Beltcon Conference in the St George’s Hotel, Pretoria, South Africa, on August 2-3, 2017. This conference has been held every two years for an unbroken 36 years! A remarkable achievement indeed, and all credit is due to members of the conveying industry who have served on the conference committees throughout these years. Organised for the industry by the industry is not simply a catch phrase, it is a true reflection of the conveying industry’s dedication to providing new and current developments in materials handling and related fields.
Qingdao, China, February 22, 2017 – Currently, the whole coal industry is still in the transformation stage: upgrading equipment, going green environment protection, strengthening energy saving. To better help the whole coal industry break cocoon into butterfly, Huaxia Rubber independently researched and developed lighter type but high strength energy saving conveyor belt ST-HHE/S, and launched coal green environment protection conveying system. ST-HHE/S technology and product application is a technology revolution in the conveying field of coal industry. Continue reading Qingdao Huaxia Rubber: ST-HHE Speed up Coal Mining Revolution→
RopeCon® establishes direct link between pit and valley at El Limón-Guajes gold mine
To connect the El Limón gold ore pit with the processing plant it was necessary to overcome an altitude difference of approx. 400m in steep terrain. Minera Media Luna, S.A. de C.V. (MML), 100% owned subsidiary of Torex Gold Resources Inc., opted for the RopeCon® as a means to transport 1,000 metric tons of gold ore per hour into the valley over a distance of 1.3km. Along with other aspects, safety and environment were key considerations in prompting the decision.
Mt. Olyphant RopeCon® – Hurricane-proof and sustainable.
On Jamaica, the world’s leading aluminium producer Alcoa was looking into several ways to transport their raw material, bauxite. A distance of 3.4 km and a vertical descent of 470 m had to be covered from the mine at Mt. Olyphant to the railhead at St. Jago. Existing roads for transport by truck lead through inhabited areas, and a by-pass road would have been too costly both in terms of construction and maintenance.
Belt pulleys from Calbe move the largest transporting plants worldwide. The brand “Doppstadt“ guarantees reliability and operational safety. Doppstadt-technology, i. e. driving and tail pulleys, tension and snub pulleys are working in overland and face conveyors, conveying bridges, excavators…