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
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
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
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
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
Milan, Italy – Martin 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
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
Conveyor belts are required to handle an extremely diverse range of demands from wear, tear and impact damage right through to ozone and ultra violet radiation. With those demands comes an almost bewildering range of test methods and quality standards applied to each nindividual demand. In this special feature, conveyor belt consultant Leslie David explains who sets the standards and defines the test methods as well as some enlightening insights as to what to avoid and what to insist upon when choosing conveyor belts for specific tasks.
Continue reading Conveyor Belting – Who sets the standards?
West Footscray (VIC), Australia – Fenner Dunlop has secured the contract to manufacture and deliver the Overland Conveyor Belt package to BHP’s South Flank project in Western Australia. The Overland Conveyor Belt project is expected to be completed in December 2019. Continue reading Fenner Dunlop wins AUD 16 million South Flank Overland Conveyor Belt Contract
Almè (BG), Italy – As a leading manufacturer of components for bulk material handling, Rulmeca is constantly striving to improve product quality and customer service. As part of this continuous improvement process, the company has now introduced a new conveyor belt idler station with a completely revised frame. The new design offers the same strength as its predecessors at a significantly lower weight. Continue reading Rulmeca: Improved Line of Conveyor Belt Idlers with new Frame Design