RopeCon®

The Innovative Conveyor System for Rough Terrain for the Protection of the Environment

The RopeCon® conveyor system is part conveyor belt and part ropeway. It combines the benefits of both systems, thus making large differences in altitude possible with few support points and large mass flow rates. Jozsef Papp, sales manager in the Mining World segment of ContiTech Transportbandsysteme GmbH, explains: “Compared to other means of transport, the RopeCon® concept is especially eco-friendly and presents advantages wherever high conveying capacity is required across impassable terrain, wooded areas or wide rivers."

An impressive example: In Jamaica, the world's largest RopeCon® system is used in the production of bauxite. Thanks to the long distance conveyor with the ContiTech conveyor belt, not only was the original infrastructure preserved, but countless truck runs are also eliminated. The downhill motion from the extraction point to the discharge station provides energy that is returned into the power grid – as much as 1,300 kW an hour.

 

Properties:

  • The RopeCon® system ideally combines the advantages of tried-and-tested ropeway technology with the advantages of conventional conveyor belts.
  • A conveyor belt with corrugated sidewalls and integrated wheel sets runs on load-bearing cables over tower stations, and is thus lifted above the ground over rough terrain.
  • Minimum build up of dust and noise
  • Low operating and maintenance costs
  • Space requirements reduced to a minimum
  • Virtually no negative impact on the environment

 

Applications:

  • All types of unit and bulk loads
  • Conveyor distance up to 20 km in one section
  • Conveying capacity up to 20,000 t/h
  • Easily overcomes roads, train tracks, rivers or other obstacles
  • Up to 2,000 m between tower stations

 


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RopeCon® The Innovative Conveyor System for Rough Terrain for the Protection of the Environment

 

RopeCon® The Innovative Conveyor System for Rough Terrain for the Protection of the Environment

 

RopeCon® The Innovative Conveyor System for Rough Terrain for the Protection of the Environment

 

RopeCon® The Innovative Conveyor System for Rough Terrain for the Protection of the Environment