Mining Industry Conveyors
The mining industry uses heavy duty belt conveyor for transportation, production lines and production departments. They are used mainly for conveying raw materials in a horizontal or inclined conveying system such as coal, gravel, sand, cement, grain, rocks and are made from a main belt supported by conveyor rollers or conveyor idlers in single lane or in a v-shaped series.
A typical mining conveyor will use heavy duty Conveyor Rollers or also called Conveyors Idlers. Conveyor systems are use all over the world in hundreds of different industries due to the incredible amount of benefits they bring to a business. They are used to transport materials, merchandise, and raw material. Conveyors can be installed almost anywhere and reduce the security risk compared to forklift and move materials. Conveyors comes in a wide variety of shapes, sizes ad weights and are used by such industries as: automotive, agricultural, computer and electronics, food processing, aerospace, pharmaceutical, chemical, bottling, canning, print finishing, bottles and cans, wood, sand and mining industry.
Conveyor Rollers are built for strength, durability, and low noise-level. A free-wheeling roller design eliminates misalignment of the shaft and high quality conveyor rollers are usually fit with adjustment screw to provide easy adjustment.
Externally, a conveyor idler is made of HDPE, high density polyethylene, which is much lighter than steel and provide a higher resistance to abrasion. HDPE Rollers are really popular for the mining industry.
Structural resistance and roller stiffness are also very important when choosing your conveyor rollers. Look for conveyor idlers made of high quality aluminum for reduced weight and no increases in weight.
Another important characteristic to look for in your conveyor idlers is the type of oil or grease use in the cartridge. A warm or tropical climate usually requires a grease-type mechanism whilst an artic weather climate will work better with oil type mechanism.
Conveyor Belt Rollers Maintenance
The mining conveyor belt will require more frequent maintenance compared to more traditional industries as the weight and the volume moved by the conveyor is usually much higher as is the presence or dust and various other rubbles. Make sure you perform maintenance when there is abnormal noises, loose conveyor rollers, running deviation situation, motor reducer lubricant.