Takraf to refurbish giant Belt Conveyor Bridges for Lignite Mining

Overburden Conveyor Bridges

Takraf to refurbish giant Belt Conveyor Bridges for Lignite Mining

After around 40 years of operation, two F 60 conveyor bridges in Lusatia, Germany, will be refurbished within the next two years. On the basis of comprehensive structural analyses made by Takraf, the large equalizer, roller table, ball and socket joint of 1250 mm diameter and vertical rail of the 60 m overburden conveyor bridge in Nochten opencast mine will be replaced, and Takraf has been awarded the respective engineering contract.
(ed. WoMaMarcel - 23/7/2014)
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F60 is the series designation of five overburden conveyor bridges used in lignite mining in Germany, said to be the largest movable technical industrial machines in the world.

Leipzig, Germany –  For the F60 conveyor bridge in Jänschwalde opencast mine a replacement of the tie rod heads is scheduled, and Takraf has been awarded the respective EPC contract as well. F60 is the series designation of five overburden conveyor bridges used in lignite opencast mining in the Lusatian coalfields. As overburden conveyor bridges, they transport the overburden which lies over the coal seam. The cutting height is 60 m, hence the name F60. With a length of 502 m, it is described as the lying Eiffel tower. In total, the F60 is up to 80 m high and 240 m wide. In operating condition, it weighs 13 600 t.
 

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