CONVEYOR EQUIPMENT - 24 HOURS A DAY, 365 DAYS A YEAR
Depending on the application, extreme temperature ranges, heavy soiling, a high degree of vibration, and continuous operation 24 hours a day, 365 days a year are the prevailing conditions for tunneling technology. The mining material is transferred to conveyor belts and transported several kilometers for processing.
To transfer the high levels of torque to the main and auxiliary drives of the conveyor belts, BX series torsion-resistant metal bellows couplings by R+W are used. Depending on the requirements and scope of application, the metal bellows couplings can be designed and arranged precisely to fit the required need. A variable intermediate tube is used so that the rugged couplings can tolerate major shaft misalignments with minor restoring forces at the same time. An additional safety feature, which is not offered by alternative products, is integrated support of the metal bellows. For applications in open-pit and underground mining, these couplings are optionally available in an ATEX-approved design.