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Ensuring Access to the Coal

KPC has a fleet of 73 Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) machines, including 65 articulated haulers and eight crawler excavators.
Mining Equipment
A coal mine in East Kalimantan (Indonesia) runs a fleet of eight Volvo excavators and 65 articulated haulers for the remove of overburden and some special tasks like fuel and water delivery. To keep this equipment productive, the Indonesian Volvo rep. has a special team onsite, which is supported by Volvo’s equipment tracking software.

CEMA 576 – Classification for Conveyor Belt Cleaners

CEMA 576 is a way to confirm that a cleaner matches the application requirements, and thereby assure customer satisfaction.
Conveyor Belt Cleaning
The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (CEMA) has issued a new standard for the ranking of conveyor belt cleaners, a long-awaited publication that provides performance-based guidelines for specifying belt cleaners by establishing a specific formula for determining the level of difficulty in a given application. The goal of rating the application difficulty is to assist in appropriate cleaner selection, facilitating a suitable choice so both end user and supplier can be satisfied with the result. The new standard is included in the 7th edition of the CEMA book, Belt Conveyors for Bulk Materials, in the section on belt cleaning.

East Asia’s largest Bucket Wheel Excavator

Open pit mining and underground solutions provider, Tenova Takraf, has completed the supply and installation of a complete bucket wheel excavator (BWE) system for Zhahanaoer open pit mine in Inner Mongolia, China.
Lignite Mining
In Inner Mongolia the specialists from Leipzig-based open pit mining equipment supplier Takraf installed an excavator-conceyor-spreader system, that is aimed at improving China’s lignite mining capacity. The system, which features the largest bucket wheel excavator-conveyor-spreader-combination of its kind in Asia, was inaugurated with a celebration held on site in late November 2014.

Material Buildup? Blow it away!

With the new air cannon network in place, the Louisville plant has been able to significantly reduce the need for water blasting. Material now flows more efficiently, and maintenance personnel have drastically reduced the man-hours that were spent on manual removal.
Flow Activation
An American cement producer faced severe problems of material buildup in his preheater. Manual hydro-lancing meant process disruptions. With a new air cannon network now in place, the need for water blasting has been significantly reduced, material flows more efficiently, and maintenance personnel have drastically reduced the man-hours that were spent on manual removal.

Weighing in Motion

The BS143 model weighs three idlers on an inner frame that is supported by four load cells. This makes it the most accurate belt scale from Rice Lake Weighing Systems and is particularly qualified for higher capacities and high belt speeds.
Belt Scales
Established in 1946 as a repair shop for scales, mainly from the prevalent dairy industries, Rice Lake extended its portfolio with weighing equipment, like belt scales. Today they offer all kinds of scales all over the world. The article describes how to optimize a belt scale system by choosing the right indicator for particular application.

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