Engineering & Mining Journal

OCT 2018

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CONVEYOR ENGINEERING 46 E&MJ • OCTOBER 2018 The existing stackers were part of the mine's original infrastructure, stack- ing the very first load of iron ore from Paraburdoo in 1972. In 46 years of operation, they have stacked more than 800 million metric tons (mt) of ore, re- quiring only minimal structural changes throughout that time. Takraf is leading the design and imple- mentation phases of the stacker replace- ment and has committed to sourcing all material and equipment from well-known, reputable suppliers with a high prefer- ence for local content predominantly in Western Australia. The company's Perth- based subsidiary will manage the entire project, with support provided from the company's offices in Brisbane and global competence centers. The design of the new stackers is under way and the start of fabrication is scheduled to begin later this year with installation and commis- sioning completed by early 2020. The new Paraburdoo stackers, accord- ing to Takraf, will boast several advanced features. The fully-automated stacking sys- tem, which will be monitored from Rio Tin- to's Operations Center in Perth, will incor- porate the latest in engineering design such as variable-speed drive control, fiber optic network infrastructure and an advanced an- ti-collision system with GPS backup. Earlier in the year, Dr. Frank Hubrich, Takraf CEO, along with West Australian Premier Mark McGowan and Rio Tinto Iron Ore CEO Chris Salisbury visited the Longest Lasting Liner... Ever! Get your Brochure Online Easy installation Wear Surface Longest Lasting Liner... Ever! Magnetic Mill Liners Designed for secondary and regrind ball mills, metal magnetic mill liners are wear resistant steel-encased magnets that combine the best qualities of steel and magnetic liners. The magnet holds the metal magnetic liner to the shell and retains ball chips and magnetic minerals to form a solid protection layer, which serves as the wear liner. Better than conventional liners… • Lasts years longer • Complete seal between liner and head prevents backwash wear • Safe and easy to install Get your Brochure Online • • 814-835-6000 Curved conveyors are becoming more common. (Photo: RBL-REI)

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