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Conveyors & Components

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... 

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... 

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
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... 

EFFECTIVE CONVEYING
Tega Industries SA offers conveyor components designed to handle weak points on conveyors and maximise efficiency
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... 

VERSATILE
The CleanScrape Cleaner can be used in a wide range of applications including mining, coal handling, quarrying, cement and scrap
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... 

BEST PERFORMANCE
Technical awareness is required for optimal conveyor belt installation and maintenance
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... 

FORCE OF NATURE
Lightning is an unpredictable force of nature, which is a constant danger to structure, electronic equipment and human life
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... 

EFFECTIVE CONVEYOR
EDEM BulkSim software was developed specifically for conveyor transfer equipment design
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... 

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