Bulk material conveyors are fundamental in mines, tunnels, cement factories, steelworks, pulp and paper plants. Conveyor stoppages block the whole process, which means big money losses due to downtime and missed production. However for safety reasons, there are several emergency stop switches along the conveyors connected to a pull-wire which enables workers to stop the belt at any point and time particularly when emergency situations or faults occur. Automatic switches are also included in this loop. The key to avoiding wasting time and money is to find and resolve the stop issue in the shortest possible time.
In the mining industry electrical energy consumption can be impacted because of lighting system, ventilation and conveyors. A well sized monitoring system, including our wide range of energy analysers, is therefore the answer to keeping energy costs under control and implementing an effective energy efficiency plan to achieve energy savings.