Overland conveyor systems

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 75, No. 845, 1982

DONALD C.CRAIGHEAD Chief Engineer, Engineered Systems, Stephens-Adamson, Division of Allis-Chalmers Canada Inc., Belleville, Ontario

Overland conveyor systems to transport bulk materials from mines to processing plants or load-out stations have to be seriously considered as the viable alternative to truck and train haulage systems. With the ever-increasing price of diesel fuel, conveyors with their electrical drives generally prove to be the least costly when operating and maintenance expenses are analyzed for the life of the installation.
Keywords: Conveyors, Belt conveyors, Transportation, Materials Handling, Electrical drives, Control systems.