Leeds, United Kingdom – The 4B Group, a world-wide active supplier of bucket elevator and conveyor components, has established an official presence in China. The new subsidiary, 4B China, located in Changzhou, is now fully operational, under the leadership of Managing Director, Zhu Biwei, formerly sales director at WAM China. Continue reading 4B Group opens new Office in China
Tegelen, Netherlands – One of the largest beer brewers in the world is investing substantially in Algiers where beer consumption is increasing at a rate of 10% a year. The company recently installed a completely new silo system at its newly acquired brewery near Algiers. Poeth Solids Processing from Tegelen in the Netherlands delivered the largest and highest ATEX-compliant Z-Conveyor ever as part of this project.
Wolfurt, Austria – Assembly has started for the first of the two Doppelmayr RopeCon® installations for the transport of platinum ore at the Booysendal concession. The South African mining company Booysendal Platinum (Pty) Limited, a subsidiary of Northam Platinum Limited, accesses the platinum ore deposit Booysendal South there. Continue reading Doppelmayr: Assembly of RopeCon Conveyor started at Booysendal Platinum Mine
Zurich, Switzerland – ABB‘s gearless conveyor drive is now available for use on a wider range of conveyor systems. Already proven on larger motors, the newest drive is designed for medium power range motors (1 to 3 MW per motor) to make this technology economically feasible for a broader range of conveyor systems, including the use on mobile equipment in mining operations. The new solution can be applied for both greenfield and brownfield systems, and significantly decreases the cost threshold for gearless conveyor technology. Continue reading New ABB Drive Solution significantly decreases the Cost Threshold for Gearless Conveyor Technology
Morris (MN), USA – Superior Industries Inc., a U.S. based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, has manufactured the first ever 210-foot (64 m) road-portable telescoping radial stacking conveyor. This TeleStacker® Conveyor, designed and built for a frac sand operation in Texas, is the longest one of its kind ever built. Continue reading Superior builds longest road-portable Telescoping Conveyor
Rosenfeld, Germany – When a conveyor belt is stopped for maintenance, say in a coal mine, its own weight can create problems by distributing the tension unevenly. To ensure that a belt can be safely cut and securely spliced by service technicians, the forces in the area under repair should be spread over the whole width. For this purpose Flexco has developed the TUG HD belt clamp. It is suitable for a variety of materials and belt types – and meets rigorous industry standards. Continue reading Flexco TUG HD Belt Clamp simplifies Maintenance Work on Conveyor Belts