ASGCO® Tru-Trainer® Tapered Troughing System Eliminates Belt Tracking Issues at This South American Copper Mine.

Challenge: The challenge was to track a horizontally curved, overland primary
crusher belt before it gets to a critical mis-tracking stage and eventually damages
the belting system. This would be an exceptionally difficult challenge due to the
harsh environmental conditions of the operation. They had been using conventional
guide roller trackers which continually failed, causing belt damage.

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Solution: ASGCO® recommended a series of Tru-Trainer® Tapered Troughing Idlers
be installed before the curved section of the belt. This would center the belt before those
critical areas, avoiding the possible loss of material due to belt mis-tracking on these
high speed and high tonnage loads on the overland crusher belts.

Results: This new generation of Tru-Trainer® Tapered Troughing Idlers is very easy
to install thanks to its’ unique design concept. The center roller does all the belt’s steering.
It’s quicker to react than conventional trainers with guide rolls. The internal sealed pivot
was protected from the harsh elements and fugitive build-up in the copper mill.
ASGCO®’s Tru-Trainer® Tapered Troughing Idler’s superior belt tracking performance
is saving the mine money due to less spillage, less downtime and less belt wear. And the
customer was ecstatic with the number of units correctly installed in the minimal allowable
time for their maintenance window.

  • Exceptional Performance – The combination of the tapers Case Study TT 1_web
    and unique center pivot, provide fast, reactive and
    continual tracking in all conditions
  • Individual rollers for easy replacement – Both the taper
    and center roller can be individually replaced as wear occurs.
  • Enhanced Center Pivot – The unique heavy duty pivot
    design provides instant activation to centralize the belt
    to keep it running center.
  • Maintenance Free – Bearings do not require any greasing