Lignite Coal Industry
Copper & Polymetallic Industry
Chile’s largest copper mines use iBelt in several applications:
On tripper cars to control the speed of the tripper car for a homogeneous material discharging process into the stockpiles. Full automatization of tripper car – improved safety for workers.
Control of process chain after primary crushing: storage in silos/domes/stockpiles, feeding to mills, disposal to leach pads (stacker control).
On bucket wheel excavators for cutting depth automation and traversing travel optimization.
Concrete & Cement Industry
Potash & Fertilizers Industry
Potash, salt and fertilizer mines and ports use iBelt for different purposes:
Optimization of conveyor belt usage in mining operations, e.g. opening, closing of chutes, bunkers.
Volumetric measurement for underground silos and domes – knowing how much material has been fed into the storage.
Measuring volume loaded into barges and vessels.
Productivity measurement of mining machines (roadheaders, rotorminers, K-Miners, …).
Pulp & Paper Industry
Typical applications are:
Canadian customers: To measure the volume flow of woodchips (inbound and outbound) for exact inventory information.
European renewable power plant: Volumetric measurement data as a precondition for EU corporate sponsorship. Company delivers proof of compliance with EU legislation in the form of consumed material volume for eventual energy production.
Tar & Oil Sands Industry
In Canadian oil sands operations iBelt measures the material throughput at several critical points:
Flow from bin to crusher, alarms for overflow, blockage, empty.
Flow into mixboxes, thus reducing massively the amount of steam needed.
Filling of intermediate hoppers.
On continuous miners: material disposed into trucks / performance of mining machines and contractors.