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From inside the mines to the mineral processing plants: with a wealth of expertise in specialist solutions, the ContiTech Conveyor Belt Group offers a wide range of products for surface and underground mining along the whole value chain. A selection of these products will be on display at the 2015 SME Annual Conference & Expo at booth 1043 from 15 – 18 February.

“At our booth we are showcasing our full spectrum of high-quality, flexible ContiTech conveyor belts, ranging from special bulk conveyor POCKETLIFT® to monitoring solutions, such as CONTI® INSPECT,” explains Christoph Seeger, Market Director Americas at the Continental Conveyor Belt Group. “Our aim is to breathe life into our new claim of ‘conveying excellence’ and develop a better understanding in the American mining industry of the advantages our specialist solutions offer for continuous bulk material transportation.”

Safe, cost-effective and efficient steep angle transportation is guaranteed with ContiTech’s FLEXOWELL® technology, which can operate at angles of up to 90°. A single belt can navigate horizontal, as well as vertical routes, without difficulty. In addition, customers benefit from short installation times and low-noise, eco-friendly and energy-saving operations. FLEXOWELL also forms the basis of POCKETLIFT, the vertical conveying solution that will be on display at the ContiTech booth. The POCKETLIFT is capable of transporting up to 6000 tph of material or over a maximum lift height of 700 m per single conveyor, which can be modularly stacked to any needed height.

Powerful and space-saving: the POCKETLIFT® system can be used in narrow shafts and can cope with unlimited heights through modular arrangement of the conveyors.

The fabric-reinforced rubber pockets can be installed and removed individually. This structure makes POCKETLIFT much more compact than conventional systems like skip-hoists and therefore ideal for handling materials in mining shafts – an advantage that has been successfully tried and tested at the American White County Coal (WCC) mine in Carmi, Illinois.

Also on display at the SME exhibition will be SICON®, a transport solution that is both economical and eco-friendly. Robust SICON belts can withstand even the toughest conditions and offer a winning combination of long service life and flexibility. The enclosed conveyor system can travel through tight curves with ease, eliminating the need for transfer points. It prevents dust and dirt from accumulating and avoids any negative environmental impact. “The ContiTech booth is running a demonstration video of SICON showing the capabilities of the system,” Seeger explains.

The enclosed SICON® conveyor belt negotiates tight curve with ease, eliminating the need for transfer points.

Another display unit will house the STAHLCORD® ST 10 000. This wear-, rot- and corrosion-resistant and thermally-stable steel cord conveyor belt provides long years of service, while requiring little maintenance. The showcase will be completed by a presentation of the high-performance belt monitoring systems CONTI PROTECT and CONTI INSPECT. Additionally ContiTech will participate in a poster board session at a networking event for the Bulk Material Handling attendees during the conference.

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