Used Conveyor Equipment Info

Mining, excavation, boring and drill sites all have their fair share of large mining ore to deal with. Prior to crushing and grinding processes these often very heavy pieces of ore have to be moved away from the dig site to the crushing and grinding areas and one of the most useful pieces of equipment at a mining site is the conveyors.

Not only can conveyors handle large mining ore material the belts can operate at a continuous pace so mining can proceed in an efficient assembly line manner. There are many different types of conveyor equipment systems in the mining aftermarket and a solid used conveyor belt can handle the transportation of mining ore at most industrial and commercial mining project sites.

Most times mining sites will employ the use of a conveyor belt to transport mining ore from the dig site to an area designated for crushing, grinding or other processing. Consisting of two or more pulleys the conveyor belt features a continuous loop on which mining ore can be placed and safely moved out of the dig site. Outdoor mining conveyors are classified as bulk material handling conveyors and are used primarily for grain, coal and other mining ores.

Usually the belt on a conveyor is made from two or more layers of commercial grade rubber and features an under liner (the carcass) and the top layer (the cover). A popular model of conveyor in the mining industry is what’s called a vibrating conveyor belt. Vibrating conveyor systems are versatile and can handle many different types of mining ores, feature a smooth and efficient movement of materials and with the continuous vibration will help too break up mining ore and separate valuable ore for processing from waste material.

When shopping the mining equipment aftermarket you will often find entire sections of steel lattice frames that can be fit together to create the right size conveyor system for your particular project. Lattice frame conveyor sections often include head and tail pulleys, return idlers and troughers though belts will have to be purchased separately.