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DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/13/S03.100

ROPECON – PROGRESSIVE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM FOR CONTINUOUS RAW MATERIALS TRASPORTATION

H. Neradilova, J. Stolarik
Monday 11 September 2017 by Libadmin2017

References: 17th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2017, www.sgem.org, SGEM2017 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-00-1 / ISSN 1314-2704, 29 June - 5 July, 2017, Vol. 17, Issue 13, 789-796 pp, DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/13/S03.100

ABSTRACT

Transport systems are an important component of intra-plant logistics. Their role is the provision of transport services in order to ensure the efficient functioning of the individual processes. The quality and reliability of the transport system greatly affects the efficiency of intra-plant logistics. The extractive and mining industries are particularly sensitive to these indicators and parameters of transport technologies. The use of transport technology in this industry is dependent on a number of factors. These include natural conditions, type of material transported, transport speed, and so on. The belt conveyors and their modifications have been the most used transport systems in the extractive and mining industries for decades. Thanks to modifications and a new design solution, belt conveyance is able to fulfill even the most difficult transport tasks. Recently, there is a clear trend in increasingly use of continuous transport systems in the mining industry that combine the advantages of belt conveyors and other transport systems that include, for example, pipe conveyors or conveyors of type RopeCon. The RopeCon system can rightfully be included in progressive transport systems with enormous potential. This system brings a symbiosis between the conveyor belt and the ropeway. In the paper, the RopeCon system will be introduced in more detail and the model for load analysis of this transport system will be presented.

Keywords: transport, conveyor, RopeCon, raw materials, analysis