By F.-M. Wolpers –Quarries and open-pit mines for ores, minerals or building materials are often characterized by steep terraced slopes formed by blasting and material removal. A new, energy-balanced steep-angle conveying concept is aimed to optimize operating costs and energy efficiency. Continue reading Tackling the Wall – The Skip Way System, a new Approach to Steep-Angle Conveying in Quarries and smaller Open-Pit Mines
By U. Mentges –Phosphate is an indispensable material for growth and thriving of plants, animals and men. As phosphate ore is only available in limited supplies in very few regions of the world it is of paramount importance to make extraction of the material as sustainable as possible. Continue reading More economic Open Pit Mining: In-pit Crushing and Conveying System in Phosphate Mining
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Open-pit mining often relies on excavators and trucks for the extraction and subsequent removal and transport of the material. Diesel is the standard energy source used to run the machinery. This mining method has several disadvantages, for example high operating costs (for fuel, personnel, accommodation, travelling and maintenance), a high safety risk (caused by the effects of the weather or by the human factor) or a heavy burden on the environment (caused by CO2 and noise emissions).
Specialists in belt conveying technology for bulk materials, Dos Santos International are the world`s foremost authority on high angle conveyor applications and design of sandwich belt type high angle conveyors. Continue reading DSI Snake Sandwich Belt High Angle Conveyors