The mining industry for production lines, transportation and production department uses heavy duty belt conveyor. They are made from a main belt supported by conveyor rollers or conveyor idlers in a single lane or in a v shaped series. It is used mainly for conveying raw materials in a horizontal or inclined conveying system such as coal, gravel, sand, cement, grain and rocks.
A typical mining conveyor will use conveyor idler or heavy duty flexible roller conveyor. Conveyor systems bring incredible amount of benefits to business so they are used all over the world in hundreds of different industries. They mainly transport materials, merchandise and raw material. Conveyors reduce the security risk compared to forklift and move materials so they are installed almost anywhere. Conveyors are used in various industries such as automotive, agricultural, computer and electronics, food processing, aerospace and cans, mining industry so they come in variety of shape, sizes and weights.
Conveyor Rollers or Conveyor Idlers for the Mining Industry
Flexible roller conveyor is used in the mining industry due to its features such as strength, durability and also low noise. A free wheeling roller design usually fit with adjustment screw to provide easy adjustment which eliminates misalignment of the shaft.
Externally a conveyor idler is much lighter than steel and provide a higher resistance to abrasion which is made of HPDE, high density polyethylene.
Structural resistance is very important when choosing the flexible roller conveyor. You can look for conveyor idlers with high quality aluminum which has reduced weight with no increase in weight.
Another important characteristic is the type of oil or grease use in the cartridge. A warm or tropical climate has a grease type mechanism whereas an arctic weather climate will work better with oil type mechanism.
The mining conveyor belt has high frequent maintenance as compared to other traditional industries and has the weight and volume moved by the conveyor is usually much higher due to the presence of dust and various other rubbles.
If there are abnormal noises, loose conveyor rollers, running deviation situation, motor reducer lubricant then it is essential to perform maintenance.