TAKRAF Group to exhibit and deliver a presentation at Beltcon21 International Materials Handling Conference in South Africa

We are pleased to advise that our global team will once again be out in full force at the Beltcon International Materials Handling Conference, to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 2-3 August 2023.

Picture shows the world´s most powerful conveyor system in Chile, delivered by TAKRAF
The picture shows the world´s most powerful conveyor system in Chile, delivered by TAKRAF.

Now in its 44th year, this prestigious conference is recognized globally as a valuable resource in bringing the very latest developments in materials handling to a wide audience. Up-to-date research, new conveyor techniques, report-backs on methodology and installations and new technology are presented by some of the most eminent international conveying specialists.

TAKRAF Group’s Dr. Mario Dilefeld, Head of Belt Conveyor Systems at TAKRAF Germany, will deliver a paper entitled “Chuquicamata Underground Mine Project, Powerful Conveyors with Gearless Drives in Operation.” This paper will delve into TAKRAF’s design and delivery of the “world’s most powerful belt conveyor system” in Chile and the numerous innovations that resulted in six patents being implemented. This mega materials handling project, boasting a total installed drive power of 58 MW, boasts highly efficient electric drive motors, which replaced diesel truck engines and resulted in CO2 emissions produced by transporting the material being reduced by more than two thirds for the same copper production volume.

Further to Dr. Dilefeld’s paper, our TAKRAF South Africa team will also be present with a booth where event participants will be able to engage with our engineering specialists regarding development of the world’s future reserves as renewed interest, specifically around future facing commodities, spurns investment in our industry.

Please note that the Beltcon conference and exhibition is not open to the public and anyone wishing to attend the event requires being registered as a delegate.

Further information regarding the event and its attendance can be consulted here: Beltcon.

In tandem with our physical footprint at Beltcon21, we will be maintaining our online presence and please follow our LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube pages for ongoing updates.

As the global energy transition continues to gather momentum, the world will continue to demand minerals of all varieties, and it will demand them from safer, more sustainable and efficient installations. Come visit us at the event and discover something that has to be earned – experience from inside the world’s premiere mining operations.

An overview video of our Chuquicamata project can be viewed here. Alternatively for further information regarding our attendance at the event or to arrange a meeting with one of our engineering specialists, please send an e-mail to: info@takraf.com

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