STEEL BELT CONVEYORS FOR SEVERE CONDITIONS since 1929

Copper foundry

THE CHALLENGE

In 2017, a Mexican client was looking for a reliable and safer conveyor to replace the existing furnace charging system in its secondary copper smelting plant.
Stored in a bunker, the copper scraps were packed in bales by compressing press and unloaded into the vibrating feeder by a forklift tilting skip. The vibrating feeder moved on tracks in order to approach and unload the copper scraps into the furnace.
However, the forklift worked in a dangerous way since the vibrating platform was too high to be easily reached. Moreover, the overall material handling inside the plant was difficult and expensive.

 

THE CUSTOMER

The Customer is one of the world’s largest producer of copper from scrap.

 

THE SOLUTION

In order to create a safer work environment and reduce the costs for material handling, the Customer chose to install a Magaldi Superbelt® conveyor able to improve all aspects related to safety, reliability and process capability.
The Superbelt® has been equipped with a tailored loading hopper, installed in a pit under the floor, to allow operators to load copper scraps easily and manage the system in batch.
Despite the conveyor‘ steep inclination (35°), copper bales are handled smoothly thanks to the proper edge of the belt plates and some cleats which help the material not to roll backwards on the belt.

 

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