Existing transfer leg to receiving belt
Starting from the discharge of an existing diverter, the transfer point solution was focused on the component loading the receiving conveyor belt. The existing solution had a component over a 76.2cm pocket belt moving at 67m/min with no skirting. This component started approximately 1.2m above the receiving pocket belt.
During an upgrade, the maintenance team’s main goal was to reduce spillage and improve belt loading. Part of the transfer point upgrades included the client changing
the pocket receiving conveyor belt to a trough conveyor belt.
While changing to a troughed conveyor belt may have helped reduce the amount of spillage coming off the receiving conveyor belt as material is loading, this would not completely solve the problem. Properly loading material from the transfer point and using skirting in the load zone on the receiving conveyor belt is also integral to solving the client’s spillage problems.
Additionally, given the high density of the material, impacts on the receiving conveyor belt were high, causing premature wear to the belt and would do so to the new troughed idlers as well.
Lastly, because the abrasive nature of the manganese and aluminum, easy access to replace the wear liners was important for a workable solution for the facility.
The FlowFirst™ transfer point solution was used to help the facility address their problems. Using its Tasman Warajay® Technology,
the engineers provided the client with a system that accepted material from the existing component above and turned it before loading the receiving conveyor belt.
The highly-engineered shape of the new component aided in softly center-loading the manganese and aluminum.
A Tasman Warajay standard skirting system was incorporated to contain the material stream and allow it to settle on the receiving conveyor belt.
Additionally, a Tasman Warajay Impact Bed was included in the solution to help manage impact on the belt.
Finally, the FlowFirst™ solution provided liners that were bolt off, making replacement and maintenance easier and require less downtime.
With the upgrade, the facility’s material loading spillage issues for this transfer point were essentially eliminated. Material is now loaded centrally and softly.
One sign of success for Tasman Warajay is repeat business, and after the completion of this project, the facility partnered with Tasman Warajay Technology for another chute upgrade the following summer.