Underground loading structure of the record-breaking, 400m-lift Vertical Conveyor System
Vertical Conveyor System headhouse shown with transfer conveyor, storage silos, and truck load-out.
Surface discharge structure inside of the headhouse
Underground loading structure and vertical belt at the mine landing—The belt is free-hanging from the surface to the mine level; no infrastructure is required in the shaft to support or guide the belt.
Vertical Conveyor Belt loaded entering the discharge structure (right) and empty returning down the shaft (left).
Pre-assembly of the surface discharge structure shown with drive system and pre-fabricated controls house.
Fresnillo PLC contracted FKC-Lake Shore to design, build, and install a record-breaking 400m-lift Vertical Conveyor System for the San Diego Shaft at their Fresnillo Mine. The Vertical Belt is a FLEXOWELL® S-shape system measuring 830m total in length. The system handles 200 metric tons-per-hour at 400m of vertical lift. The contract included:
Vertical Conveyor System
830m total belt length
Auto Grease Lubrication System
Belt Return Spillage Conveyor
Surface Belt Area Fire Protection
Belt Cord Monitoring System
Design and Supply Surface Silos and Truck Load-Out System
Design of Underground Ore Bin, Vibratory Feeder, and Underground and Surface Conveyors
Design and Supply of Controls for Feed and Discharge Conveyors, Truck Load-Out, and Vibratory Feeder
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