Dual Skalper® Primary Belt Cleaners Solve Major Carry-Back Problems at a Canadian Smelter Complex Nickle Mine
Objective: To remove the sticky carry-back and prevent it from falling off at various points causing major housekeeping problems.
Challenge: The conveyor belt adds the sand to the process for extracting the precious metals. All ore from any of their sites has to pass through this filter plant at some point. This sand belt has become a major problem due to the carry-back issues. The sand is very “STICKY” and therefore very hard to clean. Also there is limited space within the head chute preventing them from using a secondary cleaner. They were currently using a competitor’s pre-cleaner and also an Air Knife. These were not working and a lot of “Man Hours” were being spent shoveling the carry-back material back onto the belt.Download PDF