CO2 emissions, energy costs, noise, and water consumption all reduced

ThyssenKrupp Resource Technologies sets standards in open-pit mining and cement production

(PresseBox) ( Duisburg, )
At BAUMA 2013 ThyssenKrupp Resource Technologies will be showcasing its capabilities as an innovative system supplier for the mining and cement industries. The new engineering company, created by the merger of ThyssenKrupp Fördertechnik and ThyssenKrupp Polysius, develops "better" solutions that offer "more" value for our customers.

Integrated Skip Conveying and Crushing System - going up

Open-pit hard rock mines extracting iron ore and other materials use huge monster trucks weighing up to 260 tons and carrying payloads up to 400 tons. The world's largest mines use dozens of such vehicles. The investment costs, fuel consumption and associated CO2 emissions are immense. With its INTEGRATED SKIP CONVEYING AND CRUSHING SYSTEM, ThyssenKrupp Resource Technologies offers a sustainable and cost-effective alternative.

Unlike in truck haulage, where not only the payload but also the deadweight of the truck has to be moved, the INTEGRATED SKIP CONVEYING AND CRUSHING SYSTEM only uses energy to transport the payload. The reason for this lies in the special design of the system, which ensures that the deadweights of the skips balance each other out. Two skips are connected by a common rope sheave drive system and can convey a complete truck load on rails from the loading station to the crusher at the top of the mine, using the shortest possible route over gradients of up to 75 degrees. Further transportation of the material from the crusher can then be carried out efficiently by belt conveyors.

The advantages of the INTEGRATED SKIP CONVEYING AND CRUSHING SYSTEM over conventional truck haulage are considerable: For example, in a mine with a capacity of 2,700 tons of ore per hour and a vertical rise of 200 meters covered by seven 250 ton trucks traveling a distance of 2,500 meters up an eight percent gradient, CO2 emissions were reduced by 29 tons per day!

Mine haulage costs are 50 percent lower, and noise and dust pollution are also reduced. A further advantage of the INTEGRATED SKIP CONVEYING AND CRUSHING SYSTEM is increased availability: Operation is not impeded by bad weather conditions. Last but not least are the economic advantages for the mine operator. Use of the INTEGRATED SKIP CONVEYING AND CRUSHING SYSTEM reduces operating and labor costs as well as investment in the truck fleet.

POLAB ® Shuttle - New generation of laboratory automation systems

The POLAB® Shuttle is a laboratory automation system offering unique flexibility. It has already proven its value in the laboratories of several cement producers, and further orders have been received. Sample handling by means of a mobile robot enables unprecedented flexibility in terms of configuration, expandability and room layout. Operating on rails, the mobile robot serves the individual modules including pneumatic tube receiving station, sample preparation, sample return, input/output magazines and analyzers.

Thanks to the innovative safety concept the laboratory becomes a shared workspace for humans and machines. The laboratory is barrier-free and the individual components can be operated both automatically (by the mobile robot) and manually. The concept makes it possible to create laboratories offering full redundancy, maximum availability and very high sample throughput rates.
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