Belt conveyors are the most efficient way of bringing zinc ore to the surface. However, they need to be engineered specifically for the task. Heavy ore is sharp, abrasive, and can cause significant damage to non-reinforced conveyor components. The dust created can also negatively impact equipment performance by causing premature wear and failures.

At West River Conveyors, we are specialists in underground material handling. We have a keen understanding of how to build a mining conveyor system that will improve efficiency, reduce environmental risks, and increase your bottom line. Our expert engineers will work closely with you to design a system that exceeds your requirements.

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Confined spaces, long runs, and dust are just a few of the many concerns of underground mining. We can build a highly customized but competitively priced zinc conveyor system that will solve those challenges and more.

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Conveyor Structure

West River Conveyors offers a complete line of expertly-engineered underground conveyor structure. Our catenary, wire structure, or underground rigid comes in CEMA B, C, D, E, and E+ arrangements, and you can use them for longwall and room and pillar operations.

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Underground Conveyor Belts

Zinc mining puts immense stress on underground conveyor belts. We carry Depreux multi-ply, steel-cord, and straight-warp belts with excellent impact resistance and a long life expectancy.

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About Our Zinc Conveyors

Using a fleet of trucks to move your zinc ore is highly inefficient, costly, and presents huge environmental disaster risks. West River Conveyors will design, build, transport, and install a conveyor system tailored to your specific needs. We’ll provide you with a turn-key solution that will reduce labor requirements and allow you to achieve operational efficiency.

Custom Zinc Handling Conveyor Packages

The engineers at West River Conveyors will carefully study the required throughput, space constraints, and any other challenges of your zinc mining operation. This will allow us to determine the optimal belt speed, width, inclination, and propose an appropriate custom conveyor system.

A custom zinc conveyor can incorporate the materials, finishes, and components you require. The structure can be stainless steel or powder-coated. Motor and drives are selectable to suit your preferences or standards for voltage, size, and mounting location. By choosing a custom zinc conveyor, you get the exact system you need.

Custom packages commonly include the following components:

Zinc Conveyor Accessories

There’s more to a conveyor system than belts and structure. West River Conveyors offers accessories engineered to improve productivity and reliability. Available as individual products or part of a package, these include:

We’re more than happy to incorporate other accessories if they help your operations improve safety, productivity, reliability, or simplify maintenance.

Call 800-332-2781 to discuss these or any other special requirements.

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Conveyors and Machinery to Match Your Application

With over 40 years of experience under our belts, West River Conveyors will custom design a competitively priced conveyor solution for your zinc mining operations. Our expert engineers will work closely with your team to solve your toughest challenges. Contact us below to learn more.

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