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Conveyors & Components

Contact-free skirting for conveyors on offer

By: Halima Frost     5th October 2018 South Africa-based equipment supplier BLTWORLD has added the contact-free AirScrape conveyor belt skirting system – introduced to the South African market in the second quarter of this year – to its bulk handling systems catalogue. The system has been designed and manufactured by materials... 

Conveyor fire prevention system rolling out

By: Halima Frost     5th October 2018 Fire protection systems provider Advanced Automated Systems (AAS) is focusing on improving the fire prevention system of conveyors as opposed to most fire-prevention companies that try to prevent the spreading of fires already active on conveyor systems. AAS has, therefore, finalised the initial... 

Conveyor fire prevention system rolling out
TELL NO LIOS The new LIOS Technology allows for fire hazard dangers to be tended to immediately

Sensor detects energy use, idler wear

5th October 2018 German mechanical engineering company Voith’s BeltGenius Alignment Expert (ALEX) – which analyses the alignment of carrying idlers in conveyor systems – boosts production efficiency and energy reduction for mining houses. The sensor system detects imprecise belt conveyor alignment and provides... 

Sensor detects energy use,  idler wear
CLEVER CLOGS BeltGenius ALEX is a sensor system that detects the imprecise alignment of belt conveyors

New fastener for conveyor industry launched

By: Halima Frost     5th October 2018 Construction industry services and technology provider Hilti South Africa introduced its new Hilti X-BT-MR structural steel fastener to the South African conveyor market earlier this month. Hilti’s in-house engineers and staff will initially be trained on the fastener and its capabilities, after... 

New fastener  for conveyor  industry launched
UP TO THE HILT Hilti has launched the new Hilti X-BT-MR fastener for conveyor systems

Nepean Conveyors

5th October 2018 Nepean Conveyors is a privately owned company specialising in the design, in-house manufacture, installation and servicing of overland, underground and surface belt conveyor systems and bulk materials handling projects. As part of the Australian-based Nepean group, the company has forged a solid... 

Nepean Conveyors

Conveyor diagnostics system to aid coal conveyor monitoring

By: Halima Frost     5th October 2018 Technical solutions provider BMG will supply six rEscan diagnostics systems of industrial belting supplier Fenner to a coal-fired power station, in Mpumalanga, before the end of the year. Fenner’s rEscan diagnostics system is a belt diagnostic device used for the early detection of cord breaks,... 

Conveyor diagnostics system to aid coal conveyor monitoring
RETHINKING SCANNING The rEscan conveyor belt diagnostic system allows for early detection of cord breaks, corrosion and splice failure

Vacuum technology for secure conveyance

By: Marleny Arnoldi     6th October 2017 It is often more beneficial to use vacuum technology for material conveyance in mineral and metal processing plants, compared with traditional conveyors, as material is sealed inside an enclosed pipe, preventing potential spillages.  

Vacuum technology  for secure conveyance
VACUUM SECURITY There is scope for using vacuum conveyor technology in specialised applications, such as diamond conveyance, for greater efficiency and security

Company offers alternative to conventional splicing

6th October 2017 A current trend in the conveyors industry with regard to splicing procedures is to avoid the use of hazardous substances wherever possible, says technical solutions provider BMG.  

Company offers alternative to conventional splicing
SUPER SPLICING The Super-Screw surface of the splice is level with the two ends of the original belt, making the splice surface as even and as thick as the belt itself

Conveyor belt manufacturer expands national footprint

By: Marleny Arnoldi     6th October 2017 Conveyor belt manufacturer and service provider ContiTech – a subsidiary of global technology company Continental – will open two new service branches in South Africa, adding to its national service footprint.  

Conveyor belt manufacturer expands national footprint
LONG LASTING ContiTech provides a splice that can last the service life of a conveyor belt

High-quality components decrease downtime

By: Marleny Arnoldi     6th October 2017 The failure of mining conveyor components, such as bearings, is most often caused by improper sealing arrangements, lubrication and installation, and can cost some mines up to R1-million an hour in downtime, says industrial equipment supplier Bearings International.  

High-quality components decrease downtime
MORE OPTIONS Bauer is expanding its B2000 Geared Motors range to include a few intermediate sizes per type to be more competitive in the South African market

Local conveyor OEM pursues global projects

By: Marleny Arnoldi     6th October 2017 Owing to the downscaling of capital projects in South Africa’s mining industry in response to unstable economic conditions, conveyor equipment manufacturer Moret Mining is expanding more into international markets for conveyor component supply projects.  

Local conveyor OEM pursues global projects
MORET MANAGEMENT Moret Mining sales director Stuart van Blerk, MD Roelf van Blerk and financial director Anton Pretorius

Safer mining conveyance promoted by association

By: Marleny Arnoldi     6th October 2017 Improper conveyor practices in the mining industry cause 4% of overall fatalities, and result from a lack of knowledge on the equipment’s operation and an inability to identify potential hazards, says industry association Conveyor Manufacturers Association of South Africa (CMA).  

Safer mining conveyance promoted by association
DRIVING DEVELOPMENT The CMA strives to continuously develop skills and knowledge relating to belt conveyor operation excellency and safety

Shaftless conveyor system repairs to be completed before year-end

By: Victor Moolman     30th September 2016 Materials handling solutions provider Spiral Tech Screw Conveyors expects to complete repairs to the triplex shaftless spiral conveyor systems at platinum miner Impala Platinum’s (Implats) Marula mine, in Rustenburg, before the end of the year. 

Shaftless conveyor system repairs to be completed before year-end
Photo by Victor Moolman
EFFORTLESS WORK Shaftless screw systems can handle aggressive materials with ease owing to the hardened materials used

Ntshu Air - PSI Group

By: Zandile Mavuso     30th September 2016 Ntshu Air provides complete air compressed system solutions for the mining, automotive, chemicals, petrochemicals, plant hire, construction and power generation industries. 

Ntshu Air - PSI Group

Nepean Conveyors South Africa

By: Tracy Hancock     30th September 2016 Nepean Conveyors South Africa, established in 1995 by Australian large-scale, fully integrated, mining conveyor project supplier Nepean, strives to be a one of the leading designer and suppliers of conveyor systems and products in Africa by delivering innovative and high-quality conveyor... 

Nepean Conveyors South Africa

Local roller manufacturer expands into new markets 

By: Victor Moolman     30th September 2016 South African conveyor, roller manufacturer and distributor Megaroller expects its new manufacturing plant outside Toronto, in Canada, to be operational from mid-November. Megaroller is expanding its footprint into North America, launching its Canadian distributorship at this year’s MINExpo... 

Local roller manufacturer expands into new markets
Megaroller business development manager Adrian Evans discusses the future of Megaroller.

Conveyor belt downtime can harm bottom line

By: Bruce Montiea     2nd October 2015 Conveyor belt downtime is often taken lightly by belt experts, shift bosses and foremen, despite the potential harm it can cause to a company’s production and bottom line, says mining consultation, conveyor belts and underground machinery maintenance company Dazoforce Mining and Construction CEO... 

Conveyor belt downtime can harm bottom line
MAINTENANCE STRATEGIES Dazoforce developed a three-volume series of conveyor belt maintenance reference books

Conveyor drives suit African operations

By: Bruce Montiea     2nd October 2015 A conveyor drive system functions optimally when it is designed to balance thermal and mechanical ratings with bearing life, says engineering and gearing innovation company David Brown Gear new build manager Louis van den Bergh. David Brown, whose head office is based in the UK, designs and... 

Conveyor drives suit African operations
RELIABLE A conveyor drive system must allow for easy lubrication to operate at different speeds without the need for additional lubrication systems

Impumelelo colliery receives new belt reeler

By: Bruce Montiea     2nd October 2015 Conveyor fastening and accessory specialist Flexco manufactured and delivered a new vertical belt reeler in June to energy and chemicals group Sasol’s Impumelelo colliery in Secunda, Mpumalanga. Flexco project engineer Simon Curry says the belt reeler will be installed at the colliery once the... 

Impumelelo colliery  receives new belt reeler
SIMON CURRY The colliery will use the belt reeler to store and unspool 2 195 m of conveyor belting when the mine’s main decline shaft becomes operational

Drives technology increases efficiency

2nd October 2015 Technology provider Emerson Industrial Automation’s Control Techniques drives technology makes mining equipment, such as conveyors, more effective, thus assisting the extractive industry in achieving energy savings. Emerson Industrial Automation is a subsidiary of global industrial, commercial,... 

Simpler conveyor systems could solve problems at mining operations

By: Bruce Montiea     2nd October 2015 Most conveyor-related problems at mines in Africa could be solved through their using simpler systems, says mineral beneficiation, mining and bulk solids handling industry consumables designer Tega Industries SA. Company business development and marketing manager Vishal Gautam says when it comes... 

Simpler conveyor systems could solve problems  at mining operations
EFFECTIVE CONVEYING Tega Industries SA offers conveyor components designed to handle weak points on conveyors and maximise efficiency

Company becomes sole distributor of conveyor belt cleaning system

2nd October 2015 Belt conveyor technology company Martin Engineering has become the sole distributor of the CleanScrape Cleaner conveyor belt cleaning system – taking exclusive responsibility for its sales in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. The CleanScrape Cleaner was developed by conveyor belt cleaning... 

Company becomes sole  distributor of conveyor  belt cleaning system
VERSATILE The CleanScrape Cleaner can be used in a wide range of applications including mining, coal handling, quarrying, cement and scrap

Installation and maintenance of conveyor belts require technical awareness

By: Bruce Montiea     2nd October 2015 As mines are not all built to the same specifications, technical awareness is required for optimal conveyor belt installation and maintenance, says conveyor belt cleaning equipment designer and manufacturer Brelko Conveyor Products. The maintenance frequency of conveyor belts depends on the size... 

Installation and maintenance of conveyor belts require technical awareness
BEST PERFORMANCE Technical awareness is required for optimal conveyor belt installation and maintenance

Miners advised to protect conveyors against lightning

By: Bruce Montiea     2nd October 2015 Mining conveyors are prone to being struck by lightning, owing to the vast area they cover, says earthing systems, lightning, surge and overvoltage protection specialist Advanced Lightning Protection financial manager Lee-Anne Chapman. Chapman explains a lightning bolt as “basically a large... 

Miners advised to  protect conveyors  against lightning
FORCE OF NATURE Lightning is an unpredictable force of nature, which is a constant danger to structure, electronic equipment and human life

Preventing material build-up and spillage key to well-performing transfer point

By: Bruce Montiea     2nd October 2015 Preventing excessive material build-up and spillage is a necessity for a well-performing transfer point, as blockages and plugging can lead to a process line running below capacity, or even being stopped completely, says simulation software and services company DEM Solutions. “Spillage of... 

Preventing material build-up and spillage key to well-performing transfer point
EFFECTIVE CONVEYOR EDEM BulkSim software was developed specifically for conveyor transfer equipment design

Belt scale for dry bulk materials handling applications launched

2nd October 2015 American bulk material processing and handling systems manufacturer and supplier Superior Industries last month launched a belt scale for dry bulk material handling applications. The new scale has a flush-mount design than can enable owners and operators to avoid having to cut or torch their... 

Belt scale for dry bulk materials handling applications launched
MATERIAL HANDLING APPLICATION The new belt scale is suited for dry bulk applications producing up to 3 000 t/h

Company expands conveyor equipment service for clients

2nd October 2015 Conveyors and bulk material handling equipment company Hapman has expanded its three-dimensional (3D) configurator to include its full line of vacuum conveyors and Helix flexible screw conveyors, in addition to its bulk bag unloader, which was launched in 2014. The company’s free 3D configurator... 

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