Conveyor Belt Scales in the Mining Industry
There are many benefits to using a belt scale in the mining industry and the landscape has changed dramatically over the years. Not only do belt scales help keep operating cost low but they are also more convenient than in-ground scales and serve as a source of reliable production data. With high efficiency and increased throughput belt scales are perfect for any business looking to improve efficiency.
The traditional weighing methods have fallen short due to the unique requirements and environments posed at a mine, specifically in throughputs and production rates. With on-board conveyor belt scales integrated into onboard rails these devices and their finely tuned electronics aide to determine an accurate weight of materials passing across. Additionally, due to the nature of a belt scale mines will not need to remove the load or disrupt their operations to get an accurate measure of productivity.
Due to the plethora of technology packed into these belt scale weighing systems and the heavy automation that comes with it and various software pairings this leads to lower labor costs. Conveyor belt scales are used end to end in the mining process are can measure quantities from extraction all the way to processing and storage. All of this information is important because it optimizes the efficiency of mining equipment, and offers the maximum production at the least possible cost.
Conveyor belt scales are a great solution for the mining industry. They help eliminate inaccurate data, poor business decisions as a result of that data, and instant recognition and feedback of machine flaws allowing for quick replacement of broken parts. Single and Multi-Idler belt scales from Belt-Way offer modular design and cost-effective options for tracking inventory.
These conveyor belt scales are fantastic options for any mining application but also are perfect for any expensive material, fertilizer, load out, blending, wood recycling, steel scrap, and most special applications. Additionally, Belt-way offers a variety of high accuracy conveyors and the free-floating modular load cell design allows for easy weigh bridge expansion while reducing the need for constant re-calibration while maintaining high accuracy.
A conveyor belt scale is only as useful as the calibration and service that comes with it. With Pioneer Scale’s one trip guarantee alongside our top-class technicians we come prepared to every job to get it done efficiently and effectively.
Plant Connect - Production in the Palm of Your Hand
The Plant Connect system allows the user to remotely monitor multiple Belt-Way conveyor belt scales over the Internet. The scale network may be wireless or hardwired. Internet access can come from a Broadband Local Area Network connection or Cellular Data Network (Verizon, AT&T, etc.). This system from Belt-Way is the ideal addition for any manager managing multiple sites with the need to be mobile. Whether it be from a mobile device, laptop, or tablet, the plant connect system allows the user to manage downtime efficiently and to monitor the continuous output of the system. Additionally, the Plant Connect system allows for quick diagnostics, easy and quick repair, minimizing downtime.
For more information on Belt-Way's conveyor belt scales and the Plant Connect Production Assistant, please call 1-800-530-7716.
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