The successful start-up of a RopeCon system which will transport limestone from the quarry to the area where it will be processed, has recently taken place in Guatemala, approximately 35km from the capital.
The installation, which requires no more than 4 tower structures to cross a wooded terrain, has a length of approximately 1.6km and covers a vertical rise of almost 200m. Thanks to the long rope spans, it has been possible to minimise the amount of space required on the ground.
The cement plant of Guatemalan Cementos Progreso, S.A. is due to take up operations in the first half of year. From then on, RopeCon will transport 2 100 tons of material every hour.
RopeCon has been developed and designed by the Austrian ropeway manufacturer, Doppelmayr, and combines the features of a belt conveyor with those of a ropeway, thereby making use of the advantages of both technologies. It is currently in use for a variety of material transport applications all over the world.
Doppelmayr Transport Technology