ContiTech’s MegaPipes pipe conveyor has an external diameter of up to 900mm - double the capacities of conventional closed-trough belts. Additionally, the MegaPipes conveyor can carry crushed ore downstream of the primary crusher and bulky goods in industrial applications.
Flexco Australia has recently announced the release of the new Heavy-Duty Floating Blade Belt Plough for wide and high speed applications. It features a patent-pending fail-safe fixed frame and a unique floating blade for superior cleaning and extended blade life.
Siemens recently commissioned a gearless belt conveyor system at Xstrata’s Antapaccay copper mine in Peru – the company’s first large scale installation outside of Germany. Siemens also supplied electrical equipment for three grinding mills at the mine, all of which run off gearless drive systems.
Italian manufacturer of filling, closing and palletising systems, Concetti has supplied a bag filling line with integrated Scada system to plastic masterbatch company Constab at the latter’s Rüthen plant in Germany.
Asciano reported strong profit growth, up 74% in the first half. Bulk divisions PN Coal and Bulk Ports were the star performers. However, the coal division will have to overcome significant hurdles to build on its successful entrance into the Queensland market.
Exports were halted at North America’s busiest coal terminal, Westshore, south of Vancouver, when a conveyor system was smashed by a bulk carrier during docking.
Conveyor components supplier, Kinder & Co was awarded the prestigious AS and ISO standards certifications from Bureau Veritas in December 2012.
Since its acquisition in May 2012 by transport industry entity Maxitrans, Azmeb Bulk Transfer Systems has grown briskly.
Bourgeoning South Australian magnetite exporter IronClad Mining has completed trials of what it calls a “world first” containerised transhipping system for its developing Wilcherry Hill mine on the Yorke Peninsula.
Heavy haul rail is revealing itself as a top priority for bulk exporters, as evidenced by recent ructions in coal and iron ore over rail access. While Rio Tinto celebrates its win over Fortescue, Xstrata is bemoaning its plight in Queensland at the hands of Aurizon.
Bulkies with a yearning for a European spring sojourn have two major exhibitions to build their calendars around: Bauma, from April 15-21 in Munich, and Powtech, in Nuremberg, from April 23-25.
Targeting improvements to rates of material recovery and water consumption, quarry operator Boral recently invested in a fines recovery plant from Ireland-based washing equipment maker, CDE Global.
Highlighting its potential value to the Northern Territory’s bourgeoning resources scene, Darwin Port has recently signed agreements with two junior exploration companies to use the Port’s East Arm Wharf multi-user berth.
The West Australian Government will sound out private sector development proponents for a multi-user iron ore export facility at the Port of Esperance.
NSW’s coal industry will be hit by a second 24hr strike, shutting down PN Coal’s Pacific National operations across the Hunter Valley and Illawarra coal chains in a 48hr rolling stoppage.
The Blackwater and Moura lines, which feed the port of Gladstone, were damaged by floodwaters that rose after falls of up to 400mm of rain across the region.
Kason’s new 1016mm diameter sanitary Vibroscreen separator with clean-in-place system removes oversize and undersize particles from on-size chemicals, minerals, plastics, foods, dairy products, pharmaceuticals and other bulk materials.
Munson Machinery’s new HM-165-AR high temperature, high intensity continuous blender mixes asphalt, paints, resins, adhesives and other abrasive, sticky or tacky compounds, slurries, emulsions and pastes that require high heat to maintain consistency.
Global manufacturer of mechanical power transmission systems and motor control electronics, SEW-Eurodrive, has released an updated schedule for its Australia-wide motor and drive technology training program, DriveAcademy.
Australian magnetite hopeful Royal Resources is planning a novel bulk handling operation to reduce process and handling costs for its $2.2bn Razorback project, located 240km north east of Adelaide.