200 Metre Long Clinker Conveyor . . . . continued
We were looking for an eco-friendly and low-maintenance solution
specifies Gerd Morenhoven.
The new conveyor had to be optimally adapted to the existing premises; for example, it had to follow the course of the access road and not lose any material during transport, even on uphill and downhill slopes.
The conveyor was develop and installed by BEUMER Group in close collaboration between the group companies in Austria and the Czech Republic.
Together with the management team in Üxheim-Ahütte, we developed a solution that is tailored exactly to match the customer’s requirements
says Josef Amon, project manager at BEUMER Group Austria GmbH who was responsible for the project.
It became apparent that a Pipe Conveyor was the best solution offering environmental protection and low maintenance.
Wotan Zement already had a Pipe Conveyor and the system has stood the test of time.
The conveyors are able to navigate long distances and tight vertical and horizontal curve radii.
The ability to negotiate sharp curves means that far fewer transfer towers are needed in comparison with other belt conveyors or, depending on conveying length and curve radii, none at all.
BEUMER Group supplied and installed a system with a pipe diameter of 200 millimetres and a length of 213 metres. It conveys up to 200 tons of material per hour.
Special idlers, low-noise bearings and electric motors work very quietly.
This makes for a more pleasant working environment for our employees. Besides, the people in the vicinity are not disturbed by the noise. It is an important aspect, since the plant is located on the outskirts
notes Gerd Morenhoven.
Besides the supply and installation of the Pipe Conveyor, BEUMER also took care of all the necessary solutions for ensuring flawless operation. Among other things, BEUMER equipped the conveying system with a magnetic separator.
The route of the Pipe Conveyor now runs along the access road, crosses a weigh-bridge, then reaches a two-way chute.
There, clinker is either transported to the mill via an existing reversible belt conveyor or taken to the existing clinker store.
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