From the Chairman’s Desk

I would like to remind all readers that the training in bulk transfer chute design and modelling has undergone a facelift.  This three-day Seminar comprises two days of virtual lectures by Dr Dusan Ilic of the University of Newcastle in Australia and one day of lectures on the practicalities as well as using DEM software, […]

Major Belt Cleaning Systems Contracts

To unlock its next growth wave, Mato will unveil a range of new belt cleaners at Electra Mining Africa 2022 and also use the platform to highlight plans to expand its supply footprint. Having been founded with a specific mandate to manufacture and supply mechanical conveyor belt fastening systems, Mato Products, a Multotec Group company, […]

No Need to Replace Linear Guides

Thanks to the adoption of NSK’s linear guides with K1 lubrication units, a British timber manufacturer has managed to reduce conveyor downtime by a factor of more than 12, prompting annual cost savings of more than €77,000. The manufacturer supplies wooden beams to the building industry. At one production station, a conveyor system transports the […]

From the Chairman’s Desk

The CMA (Conveyor Manufacturers Association) held its 27th Annual Golf day in June at the Bryanston Country Club, and what a fantastic day it was, too.  We had a full field of 26 fourballs playing the course, which was in excellent condition, and the weather was sunny and dry.  Winter times, so some players unfortunately […]

From the Chairman’s Desk

Following on with the theme from the Joint Forum meeting held in February this year, a paper was presented by Andrew Jennings of CDI, USA, entitled “On-site Measurement of Conveyor Friction”. The paper explained that the conveyor friction value is critical on long conveyors with little elevation change.  Friction is 50% (low rolling resistance rubber) […]

From the Chairman’s Desk

Continuing with feedback from the Joint Forum meeting, the second paper presented by Prof Craig Wheeler of the University of Newcastle, compared large-scale indentation rolling resistance test methods for energy efficiency. Small scale testing was also discussed which includes DMA, Dielectric and Uniaxial pull test.  Large Scale testing includes Rotating drum, Inclined-plane and Recirculating belt […]

A Dry Stack Tailings (DST) Solution

The recent commissioning of a Dry Stack Tailings (DST) system was supplied by Takraf to a Brazilian mine. While the dry stacking concept is not new, with references as early as 1909 in Australia, technological advances have made DST an increasingly important alternative to conventional methods for handling mine waste, enabling mining companies to significantly […]

Done It …Again!

Superior Industries, Inc, a US-based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, recently completed design and manufacturing work on what they’re considering to be the world’s largest telescopic radial stacking conveyor. The brand-new TeleStacker conveyor model is a 48-inch-wide by 210-feet-long telescoping conveyor (1220mm x 64m). It’s capable of building 425 […]

From the Chairman’s Desk

A panel discussion at the Joint Forum meeting held recently discussed the ground-breaking work on conveyor belt energy efficiency being done globally and the opportunity this has for the local bulk handling industry.  End users are insisting on IRR belts to save on operational costs.  Suppliers may claim energy efficient belts, but there is no […]

Radar-Based Monitoring for Belt Systems

Continental is taking another step towards predictive maintenance and condition monitoring in conveyor belt technology by launching the new Conti Load Sense monitoring system. The system is based on 2D radar technology and measures the material flow on the conveyor belt. It can be used in almost all industries where conveyor belt systems are in […]