Bulk Equipment, Bulk Technology, Sensors

Early detection is the best protection

ContiTech has developed a digital solution to improve safety, productivity, efficiency for conveyor systems.

Conveyors play a vital role in most mining operations, which is why organisations aim to avoid unwarranted downtime.

To ensure mines can protect their investment, ContiTech developed the ContiMultiProtect belt condition monitoring (BCM) system. 

The system continuously monitors the conveyor belts for cord integrity, splice condition and detection of longitudinal rips. This helps to maximise operational safety, increase uptime, and reduce their maintenance and unscheduled stoppages.

Operators can make decisions based on real time data, 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Continental Conveying Solutions, a division of the Continental Corporation, stocks, sells, installs, and maintains the ContiMultiProtect BCM system throughout Australia and the Asia Pacific region.

How it works

The MultiProtect solution combines the features of the original ContiRipProtect and ContiCordProtect into one multifunctional system for increased benefits and connectivity. It monitors the belt continuously as a permanent installation, analysing the magnetic characteristics of the conveyer belt and alarming when it detects a longitudinal rip, or cord damage or deviations in the splice. These are the three most common conveyor belt damage aspects which have real potential to cause very serious damage.

All are visible instantly in real-time and on demand, from any nominated desktop, laptop or through alerts issued to site operational systems, email, or SMS. 

Ben Wood, Continental Conveying Solutions Australia’s director of sales said there is a fair amount of flexibility in terms of system functionality.

“Our systems produce a customised belt map and report on important belt-related conditions. With reports on demand, a ‘stop at location’ feature, and customisable alarm and action parameters, the system monitors each customer’s conveyor system asset 24/7 in real time” he said.

“Our belt monitoring tools can easily be adjusted to accommodate the typical changes that occur over the life of a conveyor belt. Easy to interpret belt condition reports are objectively generated by Continental’s monitoring software.

“We consistently see examples in the value of MultiProtect to our valued clients. In the last 12 months our MultiProtect system has reliably and accurately detected rip or damage events and stopped the conveyor within a short belt length. Naturally this allows the maintenance teams to execute belt repairs within hours, compared to a complete belt change which would lead to days or weeks of downtime and millions of dollars in lost productivity and profits,” he said.

As a division of Continental Corporation, Continental Conveying Solutions is a major manufacturer and developer of innovative conveyor belt technology, with Australian-made conveyor belt manufactured in Melbourne, Victoria.

The company has more than 150 years in high-performance conveyor belts. A network of 1300 experienced service technicians cover key regions including Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and Latin America. Continental is close to its customers providing  high-quality, long-life products, but also comprehensive support and service – tailored to customers’ specific needs and requirements. 

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