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Kinder Australia: Conveyor Covers – Protecting People and the Environment

Braeside (VIC), Australia – Since 2015, Kinder Australia has acquired the exclusive Australian distribution of K-AllShelter®/Capotex Conveyor Belt Covers. K-AllShelter/Capotex belt covers deliver robust, aerodynamic and lightweight solution that ensures personal safety from moving parts, suppressing dust and protects the environment. These are now issues that address growing environmental compliance requirements for Australian bulk materials handling operations. Continue reading Kinder Australia: Conveyor Covers – Protecting People and the Environment

Voith extends TurboBelt TPXL Family of Fluid Couplings for Belt Conveyor Systems

Heidenheim, GermanyVoith has introduced the latest addition to its TurboBelt TPXL range of fill-controlled couplings. The portfolio now includes 500 kW, 800 kW and 1250 kW versions, combining hydrodynamics with intelligent control technology to optimize performance. The integrated controller matches the output torque exactly to the start-up parameters of the belt conveyor system, thus reducing wear and increasing service life. Continue reading Voith extends TurboBelt TPXL Family of Fluid Couplings for Belt Conveyor Systems

ABB: Smart Sensor Technology for Bearings prevents unexpected Downtime

Fort Smith (AR), United States – ABB has launched the ABB Ability™ Smart Sensor for Dodge mounted bearings, part of the ABB Ability Digital Powertrain, that enables “health checks” for bearings. The smart sensor technology provides an early indicator of any potential problems by assessing the condition of bearings from vibration and temperature information. Continue reading ABB: Smart Sensor Technology for Bearings prevents unexpected Downtime

thyssenkrupp to deliver Gearless Drive Overland Conveyor to Quellaveco Copper Mine, Peru

Essen, Germany The thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions business area recently won a contract to supply a material handling system for Anglo American’s new Quellaveco copper mine in the Moquegua region of Peru. As part of the contract, thyssenkrupp will supply a 4,700 m long, 1,830 mm wide high-capacity overland conveyor featuring dual 5.5 MW gearless drives operating at a design tonnage of nearly 11,000 tons per hour. Continue reading thyssenkrupp to deliver Gearless Drive Overland Conveyor to Quellaveco Copper Mine, Peru

Dunlop Conveyor Belting: Conveying Biomass – the Safety and critical Importance of Conveyor Belt Technology

Drachten, Netherlands – For a great many reasons, the conveyor belts used to convey coal or other bulk materials are highly unlikely to be suitable for carrying biomass. Sadly some very expensive lessons are already being learnt. Here Les Williams of Dunlop Conveyor Belting discusses the essential and very specific characteristics that biomass-carrying belts must have in order to perform safely and efficiently. Continue reading Dunlop Conveyor Belting: Conveying Biomass – the Safety and critical Importance of Conveyor Belt Technology

Sick extends LMS Bulkscan non-Contact Belt Measurement to more Users

Waldkirch, Germany – SICK has extended its LMS Bulkscan laser scanner offering, so that more users can benefit from non-contact, continuous measurement of volume and mass throughput of bulk materials on conveyor belts. The SICK LMS111 Bulkscan provides highly-accurate, delay-free volume and mass flow measurements to maximise throughput of a wide range of bulk materials including waste, crops, fertilisers, building materials and food ingredients. Continue reading Sick extends LMS Bulkscan non-Contact Belt Measurement to more Users

Ava Group and Mining3 sign Contract for Development and Deployment of new Conveyor Monitoring System

Melbourne (VIC), Australia – Ava Group, a risk management services and technology company, has announced the signing of a development and commercialisation agreement with Mining3, a mining technology group. The contract will facilitate the launch of an innovative predictive asset monitoring solution from Future Fibre Technologies (FFT), an Ava Group company, set to revolutionise the monitoring of conveyors used in mining and other industries. Continue reading Ava Group and Mining3 sign Contract for Development and Deployment of new Conveyor Monitoring System

Nepean Conveyors: Extended Conveyor Pulley OEM and Overhaul Capability in Australia

Sydney (NSW), Australia Australian privately-owned conveyor component OEM, PROK Conveyor Components Pty. Ltd., a Nepean company, has finalised negotiations to extend its conveyor component capability with the addition of a fully operational specialised OEM pulley business based in Gosford, NSW. Continue reading Nepean Conveyors: Extended Conveyor Pulley OEM and Overhaul Capability in Australia

Siemens: Gearless Conveyor Drives help Mines in South America to transport large Volumes economically

München, Germany In many parts of the world, ore content in deposits is decreasing. The result is that more and more overburden has to be transported to receive a certain quantity of minerals. That puts equipment to the test, particularly the conveyors. However, with advancements in drive technology, such as the Siemens Direct Conveyor Drive System, mining companies can still keep availability high – as well as operate economically. Continue reading Siemens: Gearless Conveyor Drives help Mines in South America to transport large Volumes economically

Martin Engineering: How to achieve cleaner, safer and more productive Conveying with optimized Belt Cleaner Tension

Neponset (IL), United States The ability to maintain the proper force required to keep the edge of a belt cleaner blade against the belt is a key factor in the performance of any cleaning system. Blade-to-belt pressure must be controlled to achieve optimal cleaning with a minimal rate of blade wear. A belt cleaner that is properly installed and adjusted as described in this Martin Engineering article helps to minimize carryback and spillage, reducing risk and overall operating costs. Continue reading Martin Engineering: How to achieve cleaner, safer and more productive Conveying with optimized Belt Cleaner Tension