Troubleshooting conveyor problems: Long overland conveyor belts, high power conveyor belts, and downhill conveyor belts can fail for reasons that are impossible to determine by visual inspection. This paper describes a data acquisition system using strain gauges, load-cells, tachometers, and high speed data collection hardware that we developed to diagnose invisible problems in conveyors. We present real world examples that show how our system helps us solve problems in wound rotor motors, brake control systems, take-ups, and magnetic couplings.
Long-distance conveyors are a reliable and energy-efficient method of bulk material transport. Pipe conveyors – fully enclosed material handling systems – offer additional environmental protection and more flexibility in passing difficult terrain by allowing smaller horizontal and vertical curve radii.
Conveyor Dynamics, Inc. (CDI) was contracted by Teck Resources Limited to analyze and redesign two crushed pebble feeders located within their Highland Valley Copper (HVC) mine site in British Columbia, Canada. To save costs and limit downtime.