Articles - Conveying & Transportation

Dump the Ore!

A train is approaching the railcar dumper at an iron ore smelter.
Unit Train Unloading
Unit trains are in common use when it comes to in-land transport of bulk solids over great distances. To keep the pace of transport, fast unloading is of paramount interest. How to afford fast unloading is described in this article.

Logistics in Mining and Minerals

Dust controlled ship discharge by rail mounted Eco Hopper at the port of Jurong.
Dry Bulk Logistics
Today raw material transport over great distances is a standard procedure in the minerals and metals industries. Industrial minerals are now shipped across the globe in vast volumes demanding efficient logistics to minimise both the cost of transportation and the carbon footprint. Especially under these circumstances, ingenious solutions for the handling of material during storage and transshipping can help save the pivotal dollar.

Conveying the Coarse vertically

The new Aumund BWG-GK elevator for coarse grain is designed for the transport of material of grain sizes up to 80 mm.
Vertical Conveying
Belt bucket elevators are in use in various industries for the vertical conveying of numerous bulk solids. New designs of the belt as well as of the buckets and their fixations have led to largely improved conveying heights and capacities. Aumund belt bucket elevators, for example, are characterised by large conveying heights of up to 200 m and conveying capacities up to 2500 t/h.

Essential Checks for flawless Performance

Above-ground installation of a truck scale.
Truck Scales
Truck scales are the “heart” of many applications in the sand, gravel and aggregates industries - their metering results are used to estimate the producers revenues. To neither lose money nor best the client the scales need to be kept in optimum working conditions. Inaccurate readings which may lead to under, and over charging, are reduced if the equipment is serviced properly and regularly.

Ensuring Access to the Coal

KPC has a fleet of 73 Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) machines, including 65 articulated haulers and eight crawler excavators.
Mining Equipment
A coal mine in East Kalimantan (Indonesia) runs a fleet of eight Volvo excavators and 65 articulated haulers for the remove of overburden and some special tasks like fuel and water delivery. To keep this equipment productive, the Indonesian Volvo rep. has a special team onsite, which is supported by Volvo’s equipment tracking software.

CEMA 576 – Classification for Conveyor Belt Cleaners

CEMA 576 is a way to confirm that a cleaner matches the application requirements, and thereby assure customer satisfaction.
Conveyor Belt Cleaning
The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (CEMA) has issued a new standard for the ranking of conveyor belt cleaners, a long-awaited publication that provides performance-based guidelines for specifying belt cleaners by establishing a specific formula for determining the level of difficulty in a given application. The goal of rating the application difficulty is to assist in appropriate cleaner selection, facilitating a suitable choice so both end user and supplier can be satisfied with the result. The new standard is included in the 7th edition of the CEMA book, Belt Conveyors for Bulk Materials, in the section on belt cleaning.

East Asia’s largest Bucket Wheel Excavator

Open pit mining and underground solutions provider, Tenova Takraf, has completed the supply and installation of a complete bucket wheel excavator (BWE) system for Zhahanaoer open pit mine in Inner Mongolia, China.
Lignite Mining
In Inner Mongolia the specialists from Leipzig-based open pit mining equipment supplier Takraf installed an excavator-conceyor-spreader system, that is aimed at improving China’s lignite mining capacity. The system, which features the largest bucket wheel excavator-conveyor-spreader-combination of its kind in Asia, was inaugurated with a celebration held on site in late November 2014.

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