CIM Calgary Branch Technical Presentation
Bulk Material handling and high angle conveying (HAC)
This presentation provides comparative solutions of using a High Angle Conveying or “HAC” systems and its diverse application in the mining industry. HAC systems allow for the transportation of a variety of material such as potash, coal, copper ore, gypsum and gravel up extreme inclines to get material out of pit quickly and efficiently. The presentation will cover both the limitations and advantages with common high angle applications specifically related to bucket elevators, pocket belts/flex walls, cleated / fin belts, screw conveyors and skip hoists. Discussion points will include high volumetric rates, high material lifts, low maintenance / easy repairs and cost effectiveness of HAC systems.