Conveyor belt safety in the mining industry by Jerad Heitzler, FOUNDATIONS™ Training Manager
During the SKF Mining Insights Speaker Series at MINExpo 2016, Jerad Heitzler, FOUNDATIONS™ Training Manager at Martin Engineering, shares best practices for conveyor belt safety.
Hear how workers in the mining industry can use best practices and techniques to get the best performance out of their belt conveyors, and how to stay safe while working around this equipment. (Published on YouTube on October 25, 2016)
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® by Doppelmayr Transport Technology as a means of transport. Along with other aspects, safety and environment were key considerations in prompting the decision. The system transports 1,000 metric tons of gold ore per hour into the valley over a distance of 1.3km. (Published on YouTube on May 9, 2016)
Supreme Manufacturing is a custom designer and builder of high quality conveyor systems, storage tanks and hoppers, and a wide variety of specialized equipment for use in many industries. From sand and gravel to talc, coal to steel, cement to agriculture, if it needs to be stored, conveyed, loaded, or dredged, Supreme Manufacturing can design and fabricate the equipment necessary to get the job done. Because your equipment is being built by people who know what it is to use it on a daily basis, you can rest assured that when our crews walk away from a job, you’ll be ready for action. (published on YouTube on August 4, 2016)
Cintasa was founded in 1973, and in 1979 the company was constituted as a PLC.
The main activity of Cintasa centres in the engineering, production and installation of handling, transport and warehousing element systems. Our wide range of conveyors is based on diverse systems such as: belts, rollers, chains, metal plates, buckets, etc. Moreover, we incorporate distinct auxiliary elements in our installations, which could be: galleries, silos, hoppers, structures, etc.
This specialization in the field of conveyors and in all its variants for more than 35 years has given Cintasa the necessary experience to be able to offer the client the best solution to each requirement. (published on YouTube on July 28, 2015)
The NILOS GmbH & Co. KG has been engaged in the field of Conveyor Belt Equipment since 1926. Your advantage is that we can offer everything for running a belt from one source. (published on YouTube on April 21, 2016)
Established in 1944, Martin Engineering is the leading international developer, manufacturer and supplier of innovations to make the handling of bulk materials cleaner, safer and more productive. Martin offers technologies that boost flow, reduce dust and spillage, extend component life and reduce downtime, resulting in improved operating environments and increased profitability.
Misalignment of the conveyor belt is a frequent cause of material loss in conveyor systems. Belt centering stations can detect this and correct it. The latest such system in Flexco’s product range is the PT Pro EZ. One special feature is that the belt guide roller is polyurethane-coated as standard. This increases the service life and gives it better traction when moist. Competitors usually only offer this at extra cost.
Operators of conveyor systems in coal mines or underground mines need to keep their belts as clean as possible.The best results are usually achieved with a combination of pre-cleaners and secondary cleaners.With the FMS, Flexco has a secondary cleaner for medium-duty applications in its range.This is designed such that it achieves optimal cleaning performance together with a long life.
Do conveyor systems meet the required standards and can processes even be improved?During an audit, Flexco‘s specially trained staff not only inspect the conveyors and verify conformity, but also identify possible areas of improvement.They trace the four main causes of possible problems along the length of the conveyor system – material carry back, belt misalignment, material loss and belt slip – and recommend technical solutions for rectifying them, even in the case of components from other suppliers.In this way, the user can increase his system productivity.