Complex conveyor systems face particular challenges associated with distance, difficult topology and load variability.
Our Conveyor Optimisation Model (COM) can help you meet the most challenging of conveyor environments. The COM is designed for the PLC control system and is independent of the variable speed drive solution. It is assembled offsite in our simulation environment and optimises the dynamic control during conveyor start-up, speed ramp and load sharing as well as minimising over tensioning and rope dislodgement.
MRA has proven the COM in some of Australia’s most difficult conveyor environments, including: AngloAmerican at German Creek and Macquarie Generation at Antiene.
”We had a challenging 22km rope overland conveyor that was performing poorly, unable to correctly control the speed and tension. MRA analysed the problem and in their offsite simulation environment came up with a revised control strategy and coal tracking system that was installed and commissioned in 2 days and has been running perfectly for 4 years. MRA has since reviewed all our rope conveyor control strategies and train load out systems.”
Anthony Manousso, Capcoal Control System Coordinator, AngloAmerican
The MRA Conveyor Optimisation Model has a number of benefits:
- Cost effective to implement
- Requires minimal onsite resources for commissioning
- Requires minimal downtime to install
- Requires little ongoing maintenance
- Improves conveyor life expectancy
- Provides vendor flexibility by not being reliant or locked into a particular variable speed drive vendor for replacements