Pepperl+Fuchs is an industry leader and innovator in electrical explosion protection and sensor technology.

With a special emphasis on individual client requirements and a passion for automation and the latest cutting-edge technology, we are committed to working in partnership with clients now and in the future.

We understand the demands of the mining industry and are committed to developing specific solutions and integrating them into existing processes.

Inductive Proximity Sensors to Ensure Belt Alignment and Prevent Run-Off

In belt conveyor systems, maintaining proper alignment is critical to avoid downtime and costly disruptions. Pepperl+Fuchs offers a reliable solution for belt misalignment and run-off detection with inductive proximity sensors.

Positioned on each side of the conveyor belt, these sensors detect the presence of metal rebar reinforcements within the belt. When the belt drifts to one side or becomes misaligned, the sensor will not detect the rebar and switch “off,” indicating a belt misalignment. This immediate feedback allows for timely corrective actions, preventing potential run-off and ensuring continuous operation.

Belt misalignment can be caused by uneven distribution of ore on the conveyor. With Pepperl+Fuchs sensors, you can proactively monitor the belt alignment and address any imbalances promptly, minimizing the risk of disruptions and maximizing operational efficiency.

The inductive proximity sensors offer several benefits:

  • Robust and Durable: Built to withstand challenging industrial environments, these sensors are highly resilient and provide long-lasting performance.
  • Extended Sensing Range: With a sensing range of up to 50 mm, the sensors ensure reliable detection, even in demanding applications.
  • Complementary Outputs: The sensors provide two complementary outputs: one Normally Open (NO) and one Normally Closed (NC). This versatility allows for flexible integration into control systems.
  • Easy Installation and Adjustment: The UNI bracket simplifies the installation and adjustment process, providing convenience and time savings.

Pepperl+Fuchs sensors have been successfully employed by industry leaders for similar belt misalignment applications.

By choosing Pepperl+Fuchs sensors, you can ensure reliable belt alignment, prevent run-off, and minimize downtime in your operations.

Prevent Belt Run-Off with Inductive Proximity Sensors in Conveyor Applications

In conveyor systems, ensuring the proper alignment and preventing belt run-off is crucial for maintaining smooth operations and avoiding costly downtime. Pepperl+Fuchs provides reliable solutions for detecting belt run-off, even when the conveyor is not loaded with ore.

For applications where the focus is on monitoring the underneath conveyor and detecting potential run-off, Pepperl+Fuchs offers a range of inductive proximity sensors that provide effective and timely feedback. These sensors are positioned strategically along the conveyor to detect any misalignment or deviations in the belt path.

By detecting the absence of the conveyor belt, the sensors can promptly signal a deviation or run-off situation, allowing for immediate corrective action. This proactive approach helps prevent major downtime issues and ensures the continuous operation of the conveyor system.

Pepperl+Fuchs offers a variety of inductive proximity sensors suitable for this application. These sensors are known for their robust construction, extended sensing range, and reliable performance.

Pepperl+Fuchs HF RFId: The Mining Standard for Long Travel Position on Balanced Machines

Pepperl+Fuchs HF RFId technology has emerged as the industry standard for accurate long-travel position monitoring on balanced machines in the mining sector. With a number of successful installations for this specific application, the demand for our solution is steadily growing.

One prime example of our HF RFId technology at work is in the monitoring of stackers. These machines slowly traverse along rails, stacking ore in the yard. To precisely track the position of the stacker every ten meters, our RFId system employs transponder tags mounted at those intervals. The RFId read device accurately detects the tags, confirming the stacker’s location.

A typical Pepperl+Fuchs solution for this application comprises the following components:

  • 1 x RFID read/write device
  • 1 x Control interface unit
  • 1 x Connection cable, Shielded
  • 1 x Female cordset
  • 1 x Connection cable, Ethernet
  • 1 x RFID Transponder

These components work seamlessly together to provide reliable, accurate, and easy-to-integrate long-travel position monitoring on balanced machines.

Pepperl+Fuchs is proud to deliver advanced solutions that enhance operational efficiency and productivity in the mining industry. Our HF RFId technology is setting the new standard for long-travel position monitoring, and we are committed to continuing our innovation and support for mining operations worldwide.

Enhance Belt Monitoring and Ore Profile

At Pepperl+Fuchs, we are committed to driving efficiency and safety in our customers’ operations. To achieve this, we have implemented an innovative solution using our IO-Link sensors. These sensors, in conjunction with the IO-Link Master and Modbus communications, offer advanced belt monitoring and ore profiling capabilities.

Our ultrasonic sensors detect belt rips underneath the conveyor. This crucial feature helps us identify any potential belt damage promptly. By continuously monitoring the conveyor belt, we can prevent major disruptions and downtime, ensuring smooth operations.

The same ultrasonic sensors can be deployed to measure the “cake thickness” on the filtration belt. This enables us to obtain an accurate ore profile, facilitating precise control of the filtration process. By optimising the cake thickness, we can enhance efficiency and yield, leading to improved overall performance.

To seamlessly integrate this information into our existing control system (PLC), we employ the IO-Link Master, which utilises Modbus communications. This ensures easy integration, real-time data transfer, and seamless communication between the sensors and the control system. By leveraging IO-Link technology, we gain flexibility, efficiency, and enhanced data transparency.

The ultrasonic sensors, along with the IO-Link Master, provide reliable and accurate measurements, even in challenging industrial environments. Their robust construction and advanced functionality make them the ideal choice for our belt rip monitoring and ore profile applications.

The implementation of our IO-Link sensors and the IO-Link Master has enabled large mining organisations to achieve significant improvements in belt monitoring and ore profiling, ensuring safer operations and maximising productivity.

To learn more about our technological advancements or to discuss potential collaborations, please contact us.