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By: Gruisfontein  11-11-2011
Keywords: Mining Industry, Conveyor Belt

Arrestor

A Major breakdown on any mine could cost thousands in turnover, let alone the hours spent repairing the damage, and the production time loss while waiting for such repair work to finalize.

In the highly competitive world of a mine, the crucial lifeline is the transportation of the mined material.Conveyor belts are vital machines and instruments of the mining industry for transportation. Should a breakdown occur, the lifeline of the mine in some cases could come to a standstill. Experience has proved, that one of the most dangerous and costly breakdowns of any conveyor belt systems, is when the belt breaks and runs in the opposite direction.

Depending on the length of such a conveyor belt, the runaway usually results in major monetary losses, if one has to calculate the repair time, standing time and clean-up operation .

Keywords: Conveyor Belt, Mining Industry

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The maintenance team in the event of a belt failure, after halting by the Arrestor, will be able to have the damage reversed and the belt operational in a much shorter time period, compared to present solutions. When the conveyor belt runs in the opposite direction for more than a pre-set distance, air supply is sent to the pneumatic cylinders, that in turn activates the arresting system.