Conveyor systems enable the movement of material from one point to another in open-pit and underground mining operations.
Conveyors are used to transport ores, concentrates and tailings across different stages of the mining cycle. Belt conveyors transport ore to feed processing plants and materials to stockpiles.
Maintenance of conveyor systems is key to ensuring high efficiency, performance and productivity of mining operations.
Finding suppliers of mining conveyor systems and accessories
Mining Technology has listed some of the leading suppliers of conveyor belt systems, components and accessories based on its intel, insights and decades-long experience in the sector.
The list includes suppliers of mining conveyor products and services for open-pit and underground operations.
The information contained in the download document is useful for mine owners and operators, procurement officers, engineers, and other individuals involved in the acquisition and maintenance of mining equipment.
The download also contains detailed information on the manufacturers and suppliers, their product and service offerings, and their contact details to aid with purchasing decisions.
Mining conveyor systems, components and accessories
Mining conveyor solutions for open-pit and underground mining include, but are not limited to:
- Belt conveyors
- Curved and overland conveyors
- Inclined and downhill conveyors
- Underground conveyors
- Variable speed drives
- Geared drives
- Gearless drive systems
- Gear units, motors and converters
- Rollers and pulleys
- Idlers and garlands
- Wear liners, brushes, ploughs and belt feeders
- Belt cleaners
- Safety and control devices
- Belt trackers and conveyor skirting systems
- Conveyor guards
- Transfer stations
- Dust suppression components
- Automation technology for conveyors
Selecting conveyors and components
Conveyors can run for short distances or up to many kilometres, depending on the nature of the mine, for example, deep mine or underground operations.
The width of conveyor belts can also vary, based on factors such as the material to be conveyed and the capacity required.
Conveyor systems for underground applications can be procured according to the requirements of the mine operator. Material can be carried to underground processing facilities or aboveground infrastructure depending on the mine design.
Some of the challenges experienced with conveyor systems include carry-back and spillage of material, noise and vibration.
Selecting the right components for conveyors ensures safe and efficient performance. Seamless interaction between electrical and mechanical components enables optimised operation of a belt conveyor system.