German mining equipment specialist Takraf supplied a Pit Crushing and Conveyor System (IPCC) and material handling technology to an Indian coal mine.
The unnamed Indian mine, which has an annual output of 15 million tonnes / year, aims to use the IPCC to reduce its reliance on diesel truck transport systems, Takraf said.
The IPCC and handling system includes crushing stations, a 6 km overland conveyor with horizontal and vertical curves mounted on sleepers to suit the terrain, and fully equipped transfer houses and TAKRAF stackers and reclaimers.
The equipment was supplied with in-line magnetic separators (ILMS), metal detectors, bulk flow dividers, coal sampling units, belt scales, and ash and moisture analyzers, a added Takraf.
“We are proud to be associated with such an important development for India’s mining and energy sectors, and to provide the mine with a viable, safer and less reliant on fossil fuel alternative to truck transport,” said said K. Gopal, Managing Director of TAKRAF India.
“Our IPCC systems minimize trucking and enhance operational resiliency – they dramatically reduce operating expenses and also deliver significant environmental and safety benefits.”
In November, the Indian government announced the coal companies’ First Mile Connectivity (FMC) initiative to minimize environmental pollution. CMF involves transporting coal through a conveyor belt from coal handling plants to the silo for loading to eliminate the movement of coal on the roads.