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Building a better conveyor lifter

05th July 2018

In mining a problem exists when it comes to lifting the belt off the rollers to fix them. There is nothing to tell how heavy the belt being lifted actually is.

Techmine Solutions principal engineer Justen Wright said the Techmine team discovered that when it came to conveyor lifting, that there was nothing specifically designed for that purpose.

"Mine sites should not be lifting anything without knowing the weight first, because if the weight is above the lifting device's capacity, this can cause all sorts of problems," Wright said.

"Our new belt lifter clearly displays the belt's weight as the lift progresses, meaning it cannot be overloaded.

"Currently it is too easy for mining operations to perform maintenance on thousands of metres of conveyor belt...