Belt mistracking occurs when the conveyor belt is no longer aligned in its original or recommended position on the conveyor structure. This causes the edge of the conveyor belt to rub against surrounding components and structure and become damaged. In this article, DYNA Engineering’s general manager, Thomas Greaves, explains how mistracking belts can now be corrected simply and economically, improving productivity by reducing unscheduled stoppages and maintenance costs.
Traditional steel mesh panels – used in the manufacture of Under Conveyor Guards and found on conveying systems at many mining and bulk materials handling sites – are likely to become another victim of the growing trend to be replaced by HDPE.
DYNA Engineering’s high-density polyethylene plastic conveyor guards provide all the benefits and more of the older steel alternatives, but in a more robust, lighter and sustainable package.
DYNA Engineering’s HDPE (plastic) conveyor guards are providing Australian miners with a sustainable solution for site safety.
A diverter plow (DP), also known as a diversion plough, is an apparatus that is fitted to a conveyor that redirects or discharges the material being conveyed by the belt.
Around 660 square metres of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) conveyor guards for three conveyors have been produced and installed at a major iron ore operation in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
The case for switching from traditional steel to HDPE (high-density polyethylene) for the manufacture of conveyor guards is not just confined to better safety. There are significant environmental sustainability advantages and reduced maintenance costs as well. So it’s no surprise that HDPE is fast replacing steel at many mine sites.
A new conveyor guarding project at a major iron ore mine in the Pilbara region of Western Australia aims to increase safety for mining personnel.
Thomas Greaves from DYNA Engineering explains the ins and outs of conveyor skirting: how it works, how it is designed and constructed, how it lifts productivity and safety when fitted to conveying systems.
Long-established specialist conveyor equipment manufacturer, Dyna Engineering, has increased its commitment to local manufacturing, ensuring that pulleys with 100 per cent local content still have a place in the industry and bring the benefit of dramatically reducing manufacturing lead times.
HDPE (high density polythyelene) conveyor guards are revolutionising the conveyor industry because traditional steel guards cannot match HDPE’s superior safety, convenience and lower maintenance benefits.
A changing of the guard has led the father-son duo of Thomas and Graeme Greaves to turn a new corner in conveyor innovation.