Automation solution for transporting copper ore will operate at highest levels of availability and efficiency
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, won an order from Tenova TAKRAF Chile to automate one of the world’s most powerful conveyor belt systems to be built at Chuquicamata Mine in Chile.
The belt system will deliver copper ore from the underground mine directly to the concentrator plant, 13 kilometers away from the mine site.
When complete, the conveyor system will be one of the world’s largest and most complex, covering both steep gradients and long distances, with conveyors flights powered up to 20 MW and 55 MW in total. This is same amount of energy typically needed to power 41,000 homes.
In the final stage the system will transport over 11,000 tons of material per hour, the same freight as approximately 158 wagon trains. [Read more…] about ABB to automate 13-kilometer long conveyor system at Chilean copper mine