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Flexco launches new belt cleaner monitoring technology

August 20, 2021  By Rock to Road Staff

Flexco is launching its new Elevate Belt Conveyor Intelligence, a real-time belt cleaner monitoring system that harnesses the power of predictive analytics.

It allows mining operations to remotely gather critical insights that optimize belt conveyor productivity, it said in a press release.

It is unveiling the new system at MINEXPO 2021 in Las Vegas, which runs from Sept. 13-15, 2021.

At the show, Flexco will be using a live, interactive dashboard to showcase how the wireless platform transfers data insights to a cloud-based dashboard via edge technology, allowing remote monitoring of belt cleaners.


“Attendees will be able to see how belt cleaner challenges are communicated, analyzed, and resolved using information gathered from sites across their operations,” it said.

New fastener technology on display

Other innovations in fastener technology will be on display at the conference, it said.

Among those innovations is the Flexco XP Staple Fastening System, which combines an applicator tool with a staple fastener and hinge pin to produce a superior belt splice in the toughest mining applications, it said.

Another product debuting at MINEXPO is the Super-Screw Flexible Rubber Fastening System. Offered as part of a strategic partnership in North America with MLT Minet Lacing Technology, Super-Screw offers a “faster and easier alternative” to vulcanization since it can be installed regardless of the location or accessibility of the conveyor belt and in any weather condition, Flexco said in a press release.

Introducing extreme cleaning

In an effort to tackle the fastest speeds, highest tonnage, and widest belts in the industry, Flexco will also be unveiling its newest belt conveyor products for carryback control.

The MXS Extreme-Duty Secondary Cleaner is the perfect complement to the MXP Extreme-Duty Precleaner, with the duo acting as a total cleaning solution along the beltline in the most extreme mining applications, it said.

Handling belt speeds up to 2000 fpm (10 m/s) and belt widths from 42” to 120” (1050 to 3000 mm), the rugged, oversized mainframes can withstand extreme pressures, while the built-in lift points and modular design make it easier to carry and install.

The design of the blades on the new MXD Diagonal and MXV V-Plows will also draw a crowd to the Flexco booth at MINEXPO. Capable of handling the harshest materials in the mining industry, these plows provide all the strength needed for belts with large tonnages. The design also ensures that extra care has been taken to ensure the tail pulley is protected and material does not slip under the plow or jump over it.

The booth will feature a full-size conveyor, as well as interactive displays to help attendees better understand the features and benefits of Flexco product solutions. Live demonstrations will also take place at the booth, with a focus on belt preparation, splicing, and rip repair for those interested in seeing the products at work.

Experienced Flexco team members will be available to discuss the entire conveyor system and help attendees identify challenges and ways to increase the efficiency and productivity of their operations. Flexco is able to address almost any conveyor challenge – from slippage and spillage, to mistracking and wear and tear, to safety and environmental concerns. Even after a belt is up and running, Flexco stays involved to ensure that its products are delivering the top-notch performance needed for maximum productivity.

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