TAKRAF discusses three recent projects
Modern belt conveyor systems are capable of continuously transporting high volumes of material efficiently over long distances and challenging terrains negotiating through curves and rough relief areas. Recent conveyor installations exceed 20 kilometers (km) in length with multiple thousands of tons per hour in capacity, and up to 25 megawatts (MW) of installed power. Although generally having greater initial capital costs, these systems are able to recover them through less operational costs stemming from the higher quantities of material moved, energy efficiency, reduced labor requirements, higher availability and lower maintenance demands. Furthermore, they provide increased levels of safety and a smaller environmental footprint.