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Conveyors and Components

Extended conveying system operational on platinum mine

6th May 2022 A second installation of a ropeway system to transport ore for a South African platinum mine is now fully operational. The system travels approximately 400 t a hector over a distance of 2.8 km and a difference in elevation of 160 m. A RopeCon system has been transporting platinum ore in... 

Tough seal ensures longevity of tapered roller bearing

9th December 2021 The performance and product life of a new mounted tapered roller bearing has been extended by pairing it with a superior seal.   SKF explains that adding the robust seal has created a new product that has proven to survive in contaminated environments for more than 600 hours – 10 times longer... 

Image of a new mounted tapered roller bearing that incorporates SKF's CR Seal
The new mounted tapered roller bearing incorporates SKF's CR Seal

New technology extends the life of long-travel energy chains

12th November 2021 Polymer energy chains are used in ports, logistics centres, mines and other industries to safely guide cables and hoses to reduce damage and abrasion, as well as to help provide an orderly and safe environment around equipment. Advanced new glide pads and roller chain links for quick retrofitting... 

Image to show  new glide pads and roller chain links have been developed to extend the life of igus E4.1 energy chains
New glide pads and roller chain links have been developed to extend the life of igus E4.1 energy chains

Industrial gearboxes for highly demanding environments

22nd September 2021 Mining, whether underground or above ground, is recognised as one of the most challenging operating environments for precision-engineered industrial gearboxes.  SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa highlights its successful supply of conveyer drives capable of operating in an extremely hot and humid... 

Image of SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa's conveyer drives
SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa was contracted by a new copper mine in the DRC to supply conveyer drives

Conveyor health monitoring technology for mining and tunneling operations

4th August 2021 A conveyor health monitoring system designed to enhance asset management, improve reliability and introduce predictive monitoring of conveyor belts is now available in South Africa. Strata Worldwide has signed a new partnership agreement with Future Fibre Technologies to distribute the company’s... 

Image of Aura IQ Conveyor health monitoring technology distributed by Strata Worldwide
Aura IQ Conveyor health monitoring technology distributed by Strata Worldwide

Vertical conveyors offer range of benefits for deep underground mines

12th February 2021 Vertical conveyors are being successfully used at ever-increasing depths in underground mines across the world. The conveyors are seen to offer a number of benefits over conventional skip hoisting systems or systems of declines and ramps. Benefits include: 

Underground loading station for a vertical conveyor
Underground loading station for a vertical conveyor

Custom-designed chute systems help save costs

5th February 2021 Optimally designed transfer points can help to avoid damage and undue wear of conveyor belts, traditionally seen as high cost items in bulk materials handling applications. Chute systems that are not correctly designed and manufactured can lead to escalating conveyor belt costs for mines.... 

Material travelling along a conveyor belt from the head end feeding to a sampler chute
Material travelling along a conveyor belt from the head end feeding to a sampler chute

Megaroller Africa

4th November 2020 Megaroller Africa is entrenched as a world leading manufacturer of long lasting, innovative & environmentally sound conveyor products: Idlers (Steel, HDPE, Impact, Hybrid, Anti Cease, Anti rollback etc), Frames, Scrapers & Pulleys. Our range of products which incorporate patented technologies... 

Megaroller Africa

Self-contained conveyor extends applications

21st August 2020 A new set of self-contained, radial, telescoping conveyor models with onboard power, has been introduced. The self-contained TeleStacker Conveyors from Superior Industries are equipped with 96 kW Cat 4.4 Tier 4 Final engines and are designed in 914 mm belt widths and fully-extended operating... 

The self-contained TeleStacker Conveyor from Superior Industries
The self-contained TeleStacker Conveyor from Superior Industries

Expanding facilities help to grow market

6th February 2020 A Johannesburg-based conveyor belt accessories company has recently boosted its service and repair facilities with the completion of a new spray-painting booth. The company states that the expansion of its facilities has doubled its capacity to finish refurbished items. 

Seals set to revolutionise conveyor idler market

23rd January 2020 A new group of application-specific idler seals are set to transform the industry by extending conveyor idler life in unique operating conditions. According to the manufacturer, these next-generation seals will offer greater protection in applications known to prematurely expose bearings to... 

Single source supplier of power transmission solutions

23rd January 2020 End-to-end power transmission requirements for various types of applications in industries such as agriculture, sugar, cement, coal and minerals processing, are readily available from a single-source supplier. A range of conveyor chains, belt drives, wedge belts, standard and specialist... 

Apron belt feeder promises strength and control

6th December 2019 A new apron belt feeder for run-of-mine (RoM) and stockyard applications offers the strength of an apron feeder with the spillage control of a conveyor system. The belt-over-apron feeder has a low-profile loading deck and a modular design, for adjustable-rate feeding of abrasive materials such as... 

The HAB feeder is a heavy-duty modular solution
The HAB feeder is a heavy-duty modular solution

BMG

15th November 2019 BMG's conveyor belting solutions include conveyor belts and belting accessories and services, tailored for continuous conveying solutions. BMG's comprehensive range of conveyor belt accessories ensures superior performance in the toughest applications. Tel: +27 11 620 1500 

BMG

Interroll SA (Pty) Ltd

15th November 2019 Interroll is a global leading supplier of material handling solutions for specific industries such as Warehousing & Distribution, Courier Express and Parcel, E-commerce & Retail, Airports, Food & Beverage, Tire & Automotive and Industrial Manufacturing.  

Electrotron

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th November 2019 Conveyor Safety, Instrumentation, Communication & Management Systems. Intelligent control panels Blocked Chute Detectors Trip Switches - Slack & Tight Rope Misalignment units Rip Detectors Underspeed Switches Conveyor Sequence Switches Return Belt Spillage Detectors Dead Pan Switches (Feed... 

Conveyor Watch PTY LTD

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th November 2019 SPECIALISTS IN THE EVALUATION OF CONVEYOR AND MATERIALS HANDLING SYSTEMS. A Condition monitoring belt scan and visual inspection is performed. A comprehensive report of findings and corrective measures required issued to client. Dynamic performance analysis of conveyor systems with a... 

Sensor technology advances bulk flow measurement in cement industry

25th June 2019 The development of sensor technology provides the cement industry with a number of potential solutions, such as lower production costs, improved quality, enhanced tracking accuracy, environment-friendly production and reduced downtime. In particular, non-contact volume flow measurement of... 

Ropeway system links mining areas

7th May 2019 A system to transport platinum ore has recently been implemented by South African mining company Booysendal Platinum, a subsidiary of Northam Platinum Limited. The system consists of a flat belt with corrugated side walls and combines the advantages of a ropeway with the properties of a... 

The RopeCon system transports at least 909 t of material every hour
The RopeCon system transports at least 909 t of material every hour
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