Belt conveyors are a highly effective way of transporting material over long distances. Recently there has been a trend toward long conveyor systems with high capacity single flights. These conveyor systems are an efficient alternative to costly truck fleets. Also with deeper mines, the use of diesel driven trucks becomes more difficult. Another trend is in underground mining, where conveyors are an efficient alternative to drift hoists or dedicated rail systems.
In quarry crushing production, one way to reduce the explosion of haulage costs is to use conveyor belts. The special need of a quarry operation, with a high frequency of relocating the mobile crusher, requires a mobile and flexible conveying system combined with a fixed conveying system. The mobile conveyors are assigned to convey the crushed material to the fixed system and equalize elongation between those two systems.
These tracked mobile belt conveyors for quarry crushing plant work over shorter distances than stationary ones, because they have to work as a flexible link between the track-mounted mobile crusher and the field conveying system.
Belt conveyor system allow bulk materials to be moved smoothly and economically. Materials are handled gently, creating a fluid conveyor system which can move horizontally, vertically and around bends. Belt conveyor system for bulk materials have many benefits including:
- 1. automatic feeding at any point on the conveyor system
- 2. feeding is uniform and completely accurate
- 3. materials are handled as solid columns
- 4. there are no internal disturbances or pressure on materials
- 5. loads can be discharged at any opening.