Wednesday 28th Jun, 2017
The new way of changing belts: two conveyor belt winders are positioned on the ground, 90 degrees to the conveyor system and in-line with turning frames. The turning frames are mounted on stands that are bolted to the conveyor system.

Clever conveyor belt change method wins BHP gong

Chris Ryde, a senior maintenance planner at BHP Billiton’s Area C iron ore mine, was recently recognised at the company’s…
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At its expanded production facilities at Thetford in England, in addition to conventional production using the cold-bonding method, Phoenix’s customers also have the option of having the corrugated sidewalls and cleats attached through hot vulcanization.

Phoenix offers both hot and cold bonding

Conveyor belt manufacturer Phoenix is emphasising that it offers both hot vulcanized bonding and cold bonding for its S-Wall corrugated…
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Bentley’s new software, MineCycle Material Handling, “provides a good platform for cost effective 3D layouts for FEL 1, 2 studies.”

By the industry, for the industry

With input from its syndicate development partners front and centre in its new conceptual design software, Bentley says its new…
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Addsub manufacturing combines additive and subtractive machining. Photo: STAR Prototype

3D printing, CNC machining combined with AddSub

British-owned STAR Prototype has launched AddSub Manufacturing: a process combining metal 3D printing, and five-axis CNC machining, to quickly deliver…
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The new CEMA standard provides a uniform method for determining the application class of any belt conveyor. Photo: Martin Engineering

CEMA standard allows comparison of belt cleaners

Belt cleaner manufacturer Martin Engineering has contributed to a new standard for conveyor belt cleaners which it believes helps users…
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Bucket wheel reclaimer just after off-loading in Port Hedland.

DF well advanced on $1.47bn EPC for Roy Hill

Spanish engineering giant Duro Felguera, now internationalised to the acronym DF, is winding down its Perth project office as it…
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Telescopic Raking Machine in action at a trial at FMG's Christmas Creek operation in August 2014.

Conveyor spillage contractor launches telescopic raking machine

Oreclean, a company that specialises in cleaning spillage from under conveyors, has launched an innovative device called the Telescopic Raking…
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Before the coal is loaded onto the receiving belt, it is split for this dual spoon configuration to maximize controlled flow as it is loaded on the receiving belt.

Transfer points: Where productivity is really on the line

Material transfer points can make or break sites’ productivity. With low commodity prices crunching profits, the need for well performing…
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