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Siemens commissioned Gearless Drive System at Antapaccay Copper Mine in Peru

Gearless Conveyor Drive Technology

Siemens commissioned Gearless Drive System at Antapaccay Copper Mine in Peru

Siemens Drive Technologies has commissioned a gearless belt conveyor system in the Antapaccay copper mine in Peru. This is the first large-scale reference for this technology outside Germany.
(ed. WoMaMarcel - 23/7/2014)
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The conveyor system at Antapaccay, Peru, is the second of its kind worldwide.

Nuremberg, Germany – The mine, 4200 m above sea level, belongs to Xstrata Copper and is scheduled to produce an average of 160000 t of copper in concentrate per annum in the initial years of its more than 20-year projected mine life. The Siemens’ scope of supply includes additionally the entire switchgears and gearless drive systems for a 40 ft SAG mill and two 26 ft ball mills with the associated power supply. The belt system in the Antapaccay copper mine was supplied by Thyssenkrupp and transports ore from the mine to the processing plant over a distance of around 6.5 km at approx. 5260 t/h.
 

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