Bulk Material Handling by Conveyor Belt 6

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Michael T. Myers
Society for Mining Metallurgy, and Exploration, 2006 - Political Science - 81 pages
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This compilation of papers from the 2006 SME symposium is must-have reading for the industry with the recent unsurpassed growth in the mining industry. The industrial growth and demand in China and India continues to add fuel to the overall growth of the world economy. In the two years since Bulk Material 5 was published (0-87335-237-8), prices for most minerals have risen dramatically with no indication that this is to be a short-term upsurge as historically has been the case. Most experts are expecting stabilization of prices, but with small growth, for the next five to ten years. As the mining industry continues to thrive, conveyors are also increasing in popularity for bulk materials handling. The desire and ability to move higher tonnages over routes that are more complicated are contributing to the use of conveying to replace other materials handling methods. High-speed conveyors traveling more than 1,500 feet per minute and capable of moving more than 20,000 tons per hour are replacing truck haulage in some waste-removal applications. Precise power distribution, along with advances in belting technology, continues to make conveying more amenable for longer belt routes.

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