The Putzmeister Telebelt TB200, billed as the world’s largest mobile conveyor, will be on display in Sydney, Australia, at the Asia-Pacific International Mining Exhibition (AIMEX). Featuring a 62-m-long placement conveyor, 22-m-long feed conveyor and a maximum throughput of 7.65 m3, the TB200 will be presented by Australian industrial supplier Mobile Conveying Services.
Suited to a range of industrial bulk material applications, the TB200 is claimed to provide greater production efficiency by eliminating frequent relocation, the need for multiple machines and conveyor loading systems. The independent slew of the feed conveyor and placement belt also provide productivity advantages, with the telescoping of the placement belt allowing larger areas to be processed.
“The TB200 on show is the only one in the world available for wet hire and project work, and is available for regional work as well as work in Australia. It suits large-scale bulk handling work such as backfilling tailings dams, mine reclamation, port development and work on large-scale hard stands,” said Graeme Cooney, managing director of Mobile Conveying Services.
The TB200 is also touted to provide significant cost advantages as placement or setup ground preparation is not required, which makes it suitable for projects involving sensitive or unstable ground and backfilling.
“Compared to dump trucks dumping at the face, there is no need to build, maintain and move a haul road. There are no safety and congestion issues with dump trucks backing up to a face on ground that may cause stability issues with the dump body raised. On one job, the TB200 backfilled caissons [water-tight retaining structures for foundations] for a port development from land, where the alternative would have been to do this from a barge, at considerably greater expense,” Cooney explained.
AIMEX 2015 will be held September 1-4 at the Sydney Showgrounds, Olympic Park. For information about the event, visit www.aimex.com.au.