Practical Conveyor, Chute and Feeder Design

THE WORKSHOP

The workshop will deal with the nuts and bolts of conveyor, chute and feeder design. Belt conveyors frequently provide the most satisfactory and economical method of transporting materials such as mine ores, earth, sand, crushed stone, cement and concrete. The high and continuous speed of operation of the belt makes for a high capacity of transport of materials.

This workshop is designed for engineers and technicians from a wide range of abilities and backgrounds and will provide an excellent introduction to basic design rules of conveyors and chutes. It is intended to cover the fundamentals and would be useful for those with little experience in this area.

A basic knowledge is provided of the bulk materials characteristics and properties. This will enable you to have a far stronger ability to troubleshoot and design workable conveyor systems.

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

  • Receive a certificate of attendance in support of your continuing professional commitment
  • All workshops include the associated hardcopy technical manual
  • Printed workshop handouts
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Interact and network with workshop attendees and experienced instructors
  • Practical, industry driven content to assist you in your continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Attendees automatically become IDC subscribers and receive exclusive deals and technical content every month

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Consulting engineers
  • Design engineers
  • Electrical engineers and technicians
  • Maintenance engineers, technicians and staff
  • Mechanical engineers and technicians
  • Operation, maintenance, inspection and repair managers, supervisors and engineers
  • Plant engineers

CONTENT OVERVIEW

PRACTICAL CONVEYER DESIGN

  • Review of bulk material characteristics
  • Layout
  • Component selection
  • Lump size limitation
  • Capacity
  • Minimum pulley diameters
  • Burden cross sectional area calculations
  • Volumetric capacity
  • Velocity calculations
  • Idler spacing and load rating
  • Belt tension calculations
  • Drive arrangements
  • Power demand capacity
  • Starting and stopping
  • Start up current calculations
  • Vertical curves
  • Gearbox and drive selection
  • Safety factors
  • Bearing types and selection
    Conveyer design calculations exercises

CHUTE DESIGN

  • Liner selection
  • Use of solidworks
  • DEM and application to transfer design
  • Stress analysis using cosmos
    Chute calculation exercise

FEEDER DESIGN

  • Calculation of loads/drive torques and power
  • Feeder selection
    Feeder design exercise

APPLICATIONS AND FUTURE TRENDS

  • Case studies
  • Future trends in conveyers and hoppers/bins and chutes

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