September 18-21, 2017
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais – Brazil
Backstops & Holdbacks
Robust braking and holdback solutions were required for use on a conveyor system at Sasol’s Impumelelo coal mine expansion project in South Africa. The multi-conveyor system includes a 26.9 km (16.7 mile) long overland conveyor, one of the longest single-flight conveyors in the country, that transports the coal from the mine to a distant storage bunker facility.
The continuing world demand for energy resources and raw materials from the earth creates a requirement for a rapid means of transporting the material from the mine to where it is used. Several methods for transporting these materials are utilized, depending upon the type of material, quantity, distance to be moved, location and surrounding environment to deal with.