Articles - Conveying & Transportation

Europe’s longest Belt Conveyor for French Cement Factory

Headstation of the Vicat conveyor. The steel tower contains the belt tensioning system.
Overland Belt Conveyor
Reducing the number of transfer points in long distance conveying results in lower energy requirements as well as in improved product quality due to lower particle attrition. Due to their patented technology a French supplier was able to install Europe’s longest belt conveyor with both flights running side by side, creating a very low construction height. The 6.2 km overland belt conveyor system went into operation at a cement factory in Montalieu, France.

How to Convey Hot Stuff

Fig. 1: The newly developed apron conveyor has beeb designed with special respect to efficiency, rigidity and applicability for inclined conveyance.
Apron Conveyor
Steel apron conveyors are heavy duty conveyors especially for high temperature bulk materials. In the following some design specifications for a long lasting, failure free operation of such systems are presented by means of a newly developed solution.

The CEMA Horsepower Equation

Improved understanding of rubber lies at the root of one of the most important advances in conveyor design. Recognizing this improvement, the latest edition of CEMA offers three different horsepower prediction methods.
Belt Conveyor Design
The 7th edition of Belt Conveyors for Bulk Materials (known as “The Belt Book”) includes a new con­veyor power prediction methodology using “Large Sample Indentation Test” (LSIT) data. This article provides background and insight into how LSIT data is used to design conveyors, and describes the relation between this and the older conveyor power prediction methods. It also illustrates the use of LSIT data by using it to predict indentation losses in a recently commissioned conveyor system.

Plate Conveyors replace Coal Feeders

The Aumund conveyors with a standard width of 200 to 300 mm had to be built into the extremely cramped constructive space.
Coal Feeder
With the conversion of 16 arched plate conveyors, Aumund Fördertechnik contributed to the improvement of the operating procedures at the RWE power plant in Neurath, Germany. The conveyors with a length between 12 and 32 metres are used as coal feeders in the block units F and G. During peak times, the conveyors can transport 200 tons per hour since one pan conveyor loads one megawatt.

Cleaning the Cleaners

In aggregates business, equipment is subjected to harsh materials and weather. Flexco belt cleaners are an important part of keeping systems clear and running.
Conveyor Belt Cleaning
Belt Conveyors are an integral part of almost any plant in the base materials industries. Their function is of paramount importance for the entire plants. Following you’ll find the “Why’s” and “How to’s” for an effective conveying plant.


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