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Conveyors & Components

Quality expertise extends component longevity

By: Nadine Ramdass     1st October 2021 Conveyors are the veins of many operations, as they are used to transport materials efficiently and effectively, which makes proper expertise when sourcing conveyors and its components, as well as quality maintenance, key to ensuring reduced cost and extended equipment longevity, says industrial... 

Quality components reduce downtime

By: Nadine Ramdass     1st October 2021 For any operation, including the mining sector, unscheduled breakdowns are one of the main challenges that affect production. To reduce the odds of breakdowns, mines need to ensure their equipment and components are geared towards their operations’ requirements. Application-specific fluid power... 

Tracker negates challenges linked to conveyor belts

By: Mamaili Mamaila     2nd October 2020 Materials handling equipment specialist BLT WORLD’s comprehensive range of bulk materials handling equipment encompasses conveyor components designed to enhance productivity, minimise downtime and ensure extended service life of conveyor systems. 

GAME OVER 
BLT WORLD’s Scrapetec PrimeTracker eliminates problems normally associated with conveyor belt systems, including misalignment of the belt, which results in costly downtime and abrasion and belt damage
GAME OVER BLT WORLD’s Scrapetec PrimeTracker eliminates problems normally associated with conveyor belt systems, including misalignment of the belt, which results in costly downtime and abrasion and belt damage

Company raises bar with innovative components

By: Mamaili Mamaila     2nd October 2020 Engineering, mining services and industrial manufacturing specialist NEPEAN Conveyors recently unveiled two ground-breaking conveyor component solutions in South Africa - a conveyor belt monitoring system (ROXON HX270) and an extreme environment liner material (ROXDUR). The company also locally... 

LOCAL IS LEKKER 
NEPEAN has locally developed a range of standard plant conveyors with the aim of delivering these conveyors in as short as possible time to the market at competitive pricing
LOCAL IS LEKKER NEPEAN has locally developed a range of standard plant conveyors with the aim of delivering these conveyors in as short as possible time to the market at competitive pricing

Versatile cam clutches ensure broad application

By: Mamaili Mamaila     2nd October 2020 Engineering components provider BMG’s range of Tsubaki cam clutches comprises the backstop reducer high-torque (BR-HT) series, designed for use in equipment that includes inclined conveyors and bucket elevators. 

SAFETY FIRST 
Tsubaki backstop cam clutches, which are designed for safety in high- or low-speed applications, meet the requirements of the Mine Health and Safety Act
SAFETY FIRST Tsubaki backstop cam clutches, which are designed for safety in high- or low-speed applications, meet the requirements of the Mine Health and Safety Act

Components provider launches ‘improved’ chain range

By: Mamaili Mamaila     2nd October 2020 Engineering components provider BMG’s power transmission division has launched the new Tsubaki Titan chain series, which offers “significant improvements” in wear-life in demanding applications. 

INCORPORATED FEATURES 
The Tsubaki Titan chain’s use of seamless bushes incorporate lube grooves
INCORPORATED FEATURES The Tsubaki Titan chain’s use of seamless bushes incorporate lube grooves

Increased focus on mining sector during pandemic

By: Mamaili Mamaila     2nd October 2020 Power transmission products distributor Bearings International (BI) was heavily focused on the mining sector during all stages of the South Africa’s national lockdown, which was triggered by the global Covid-19 pandemic. 

SHAUN COMBRINCK
The main challenge posed by the Covid-19 pandemic for businesses was also to mitigate the economic impact of the associated lockdown
SHAUN COMBRINCK The main challenge posed by the Covid-19 pandemic for businesses was also to mitigate the economic impact of the associated lockdown

Protect conveyors against lightning

2nd October 2020 Mining conveyors are prone to being struck by lightning, owing to the vast area they cover and the varying heights of the conveyor structure, says earthing systems, lightning, surge and overvoltage protection specialist Advanced Lightning Protection (ALP). 

Lighting specialist expands MAGLED bulkheads range

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     4th October 2019 Industrial lighting specialist Magnitech launched its MAGLED MINI light-emitting diode (LED) bulkheads in July, after being in development for more than a year, says Magnitech technical manager Mark Vigus-Brown. He notes that the product was developed for use in industrial and mining plants,... 

LIGHTING THE WAY
The product was developed for use in industrial and mining plants, especially conveyor lighting applications
LIGHTING THE WAY The product was developed for use in industrial and mining plants, especially conveyor lighting applications

Materials handling specialist offers innovative dust solutions

4th October 2019 Materials handling equipment specialist BLT WORLD has partnered German materials handling solutions provider ScrapeTec, to offer conveyor systems solutions for excessive dust in the African mining sector, and other industries. BLT WORLD is the official distributor for ScrapeTec in Africa and the... 

TAILSCRAPE
TailScrape is mounted precisely to the existing AirScrape system, so that it seals the transfer to the bend, averting dust generation and material spillage, also reducing the risk of explosion
TAILSCRAPE TailScrape is mounted precisely to the existing AirScrape system, so that it seals the transfer to the bend, averting dust generation and material spillage, also reducing the risk of explosion

Split spherical roller bearings offer replacement benefits

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     4th October 2019 Bearings and rotation specialist SKF Coopers’ new range of split spherical roller bearings will help clients, specifically those in the mining sector, reduce maintenance and boost safety, says SKF Cooper split roller bearings product line and sales manager Richard Law. The 231 Series, available... 

STAYING PUT 
During bearing replacement, the drive coupling and gearbox do not need to be dismounted, limiting unwanted costs
STAYING PUT During bearing replacement, the drive coupling and gearbox do not need to be dismounted, limiting unwanted costs

Telescopic belt conveyor to be introduced to industry

4th October 2019 Materials handling equipment specialist BLT WORLD has decided to introduce telescopic belt conveyors, suitable for stacking bulk materials, to the mining industry. According to BLT WORLD, the use of radial telescopic conveyors is the most efficient method to stockpile material, as this system... 

High Power Equipment Africa

4th October 2019 In January 2018 High Power Equipment (HPE) Africa partnered with crushing and screening manufacturer McCloskey International and became its exclusive dis-tributor in Southern Africa.  Under the leadership of managing director Alex Ackron, HPE Africa continues to deliver exceptional service and... 

High Power Equipment Africa

Solutions provider extends range of chain products

4th October 2019 Wear-resistant bulk material conveyor components manufacturer HEKO components, which are manufactured in Germany, “enhance” technical solutions provider BMG’s extensive range of chain products, explains BMG power transmission division business unit manager Carlo Beukes. HEKO has appointed BMG as... 

BROAD SCOPE
These high wear-resistant components are suitable for use in various sectors, including mining and quarrying
Photo by Bloomberg
BROAD SCOPE These high wear-resistant components are suitable for use in various sectors, including mining and quarrying

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... 

DO NOT TOUCH
The AirScrape is a floating system which reduces contact on the belt
DO NOT TOUCH The AirScrape is a floating system which reduces contact on the belt

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... 

TELL NO LIOS
The new LIOS Technology allows for fire hazard dangers to be tended to immediately
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... 

CLEVER CLOGS
BeltGenius ALEX is a sensor system that detects the imprecise alignment of belt conveyors
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... 

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

RETHINKING SCANNING
The rEscan conveyor belt diagnostic system allows for early detection of cord breaks, corrosion and splice failure
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 SECURITY There is scope for using vacuum conveyor technology in specialised applications, such as diamond conveyance, for greater efficiency and security
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.  

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
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.  

LONG LASTING ContiTech provides a splice that can last the service life of a conveyor belt
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.  

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
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.  

MORET MANAGEMENT Moret Mining sales director Stuart van Blerk, MD Roelf van Blerk and financial director Anton Pretorius
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).  

DRIVING DEVELOPMENT The CMA strives to continuously develop skills and knowledge relating to belt conveyor operation excellency and safety
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. 

EFFORTLESS WORK 
Shaftless screw systems can handle aggressive materials with ease owing to the hardened materials used
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... 

ADRIAN EVANS 
Depending on the operating environment, rollers manufactured by Megaroller last longer than standard steel rollers operating in the same environment
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... 

MAINTENANCE STRATEGIES 
Dazoforce developed a three-volume series of conveyor belt maintenance reference books
MAINTENANCE STRATEGIES Dazoforce developed a three-volume series of conveyor belt maintenance reference books
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