SCI Redcar Conveyor Belt
How Hoverdale’s Trackmaster troughing sets saved SCI Redcar £250,000 in replacement belts
When a ship carrying iron ore is being unloaded two grabs discharge 3000 tonnes per hour onto a single conveyor belt. The belt is forced off centre at the loading points causing the belt to rub against the conveyor structure causing belt edge damage leading to premature belt failure.
“We have real problems tracking our ship unloader belt which is causing belt edge damage and premature failure. If a ship is delayed for any reason we are charged demurrage.”
The Client’s Objectives
The client’s objectives were to find a system that would ensure that the unloader belt would run smoothly within the conveyor frame, eliminate belt damage and premature failures.
We installed 8 strategically placed Trackmaster troughing sets and 2 return units which completely solved the problem.
Their Measures for Success
The company’s main criteria for success were:
Prevent the ship unloader belt from tracking over to the left causing belt edge damage and premature belt failure
Prevent spillage caused by belt displacement
We supplied and installed 10 tracking units over a 12 week period.
The tracking problem was ongoing so we were able to move quickly to provide a solution. We had to install our systems when a time slot was allocated between vessels.
Value to the Customer
The belt ran centrally after our trackmasters were installed
Belt edge damage was eliminated
Premature belt failure was eliminated
Product spillage was eliminated
Total savings approx £250,000 (2 replacement belts)
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