Material Handling

Cranes, Conveyors, Shiploaders, Hoisting & Lifting

Almost all raw materials and goods are transported by conveyor, crane, or other type of material handling equipment in their journey from supplier to customer. SmartBolts improve the throughput of this equipment by keeping critical bolted joints secure and maintain an efficient flow of material wherever it goes.

Application Examples

Shiploader

Slewing Bearing Joint

A shiploader continuously loads bulk solid materials such as iron ore, coal, fertilizers, and grains onto ships or barges. These machines are essential to the global shipping industry and are valued for their loading efficiency and adaptability. Slewing bearings rotate massive extendable booms and conveyors into alignment with a ship’s storage containers to facilitate the transfer of bulk material from port.

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Apron Feeder

Drive Shaft Sprocket Joint

Apron feeders are rugged and heavy duty conveyors ideal for mineral processing applications. Raw material is dumped directly onto the apron feeder from mining trucks and transported to a crusher. The drive shaft sprocket is a bolted-on component that connects a rotating drive shaft with the chain and apron that transports the raw material.

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Mobile Stacking Conveyor

Truss Frame Joint

In the open-pit mines of Chile, mobile stacking conveyors transport large volumes of raw materials onto a stockpile for future reclamation. A single conveyor is supported on a series of truss frames, each connected by a specially developed joint that allows the conveyor to follow uneven ground conditions and relieve stresses that could damage the structure.

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