Tuesday 22nd Aug, 2017
3D model layout of the system. These images (supplied by Wave International) show the versatility of the system including the turns, lifts and declines. Approximately 300m of endless Sicon conveyor belting safely conveys 50t/ph of caustic calcined magnesia from plant to silos. The conveyor is shown in blue.

Queensland magnesia plant opts for fully enclosed belt

With conventional belt and pneumatic conveyors failing to perform at its Rockhampton plant, Sibelco QMAG needed a solution. With a…
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Inferior technologies, heavy rainfall and heavy-duty usage had resulted in ceramic/rubber bond failure and other damage.

Grasberg’s choice of ceramic lagging system

Indonesian miner PT Freeport approached Sandvik and Elastotec for a rubber-backed ceramic lagging with better performance than the miner had…
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CoreTech nylon rollers in operation at the mine.

NSW mine turning to plastic rollers

A major gold mine in NSW’s central west is turning to plastic rollers in response to high steel roller failure…
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Aussie start-up creating a smarter idler roller

Roller technology firm Vayeron has developed a device which can monitor the condition of an idler roller, from within. Director…
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James Valentine. Photo: Greg Dickins

Celebrating the industry’s finest at the 10th annual Awards

Do you know of someone or something in our industry that deserves recognition? Why not nominate them for a Bulkie?…
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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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