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Chile Spillage contained at copper mine Canadian diversified mining company Teck Resources, recently contracted South Africa­based Weba Chute Systems to install a new transfer point on an underperforming chute at its Carmen de Andacollo copper mine in the Coquimbo region of Central Chile.

The true cost of sub-standard transfer point

The true cost of sub-standard transfer point

"The cost of replacing a conveyor belt not to mention the downtime associated with belt maintenance and replacement makes it worth looking more closely at any measures that will extend the conveyor's life," says Baller. "Typically, conveyors such as feeders, crushers, hoppers and screens are selected to match certain operational requirements, but there is little emphasis on the design of the chutes that transfer materials between elements.

WEBA USES 3D SCANNING TO OPTIMISE CHUTE SOLUTIONS

WEBA USES 3D SCANNING TO OPTIMISE CHUTE SOLUTIONS

Equipped with the technical expertise to engineer tailored solutions in transfer point and chute systems, WEBA Chute Systems uses three-dimensional (3D) scanning technology to ensure high quality results. This minimizes reworking costs in design and manufacturing, as well as reduced downtime during installation.

Reducing Maintenance On Chute Systems Is Simple

Reducing Maintenance On Chute Systems Is Simple

Transfer points don’t need to be high maintenance areas on a mine anymore. This good news is from Mark Baller, managing director of Weba Chute Systems, who says the solution to reducing maintenance costs on transfer points is simple.

“More often than not this issue is addressed by looking at new materials handling solutions including the use of sophisticated lining composite materials which can be extremely expensive,” Baller says.