Electronic Belt Monitoring

Closed Belt Conveyor

Electronic Belt Monitoring

Simpler control of a belt's structural integrity through electronic upgrade of the belt
(ed. wgeisler - 04/9/2017)
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Contitech's Sicon belt

Northeim, Germany – Contitech offers the Sicon belt conveyor system for difficult operating conditions such as narrow installation spaces, flexible routes and large differences in height. By equipping the system with sensor technology, the manufacturer has brought it to a new level: it now recognizes critical temperature changes and load differences in operation and enables system operators to intervene promptly to avoid failures and increased wear. The sensors are implanted in the belt, where they measure parameters such as temperature and pressure. Increased temperature could be caused by guide pulleys or drive rollers that have been set too tightly or are even jamming, for example. In the case of a cold start, the sensors deliver a message, on the basis of which belt infeed can be optimized. With pressure measurements in the profile and support frame, it is possible to determine the load, which also allows for checking loading status. This information is also useful for controlling the loading and unloading processes. The Sicon system is used in industries such as construction, energy, paper and mining. It can safely transport materials such as minerals, cement, diamond ore, fish food, biomass and fuels. It is especially good for short and mid-length routes up to 1.5 kilometers, narrow radii on the transport route and steep environments where inclines of up to 35° must be handled with particularly good energy efficiency. With its flexible line management and narrow curve radii with deflection of up to 180°, the Sicon conveyor belt is the ideal conveying tool in restricted spaces. Depending on the material characteristics, particle sizes of up to 150 millimeters can be transported.

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