West River Conveyors provides a full range of engineered underground conveyor structures to meet the needs of and provide a turnkey conveyor solution to its customers.
West River’s structure comes in CEMA B, C, D, E, and E+ and can be used for both longwall and room and pillar operations. We can provide engineered idlers upon request if conveyor specifications are provided.
For over thirty-five years, we have designed, manufactured, and installed above and below-ground conveyors for the mining industry. We understand that each application has unique requirements and may need a specialized product to fulfill those needs.
Special Features & Benefits
Rigid Rail Structure
Rigid Rail Structure comes in both floor and roof mount designs and is made with mine-duty idlers and components. West River’s heavy-duty powder-coated structural steel increases the longevity of the product and improves corrosion resistance. It’s the most common type of structure utilized today for underground and overland conveyor systems.
This type of structure is available for 36” up to 72” belt widths. The idlers attach to the steel frame using bolt-on, clamped or pin and cuff components. Rigid rail structure is known for its easy and quick installation.
Depending on speed and tonnage requirements, rigid rail structure comes in CEMA B through CEMA E+ arrangements. Rigid rail is available in either a single beam or box frame design.
West River’s line of Catenary Structure is portable and easy to install. The idlers are hooked into saddle brackets that are either welded or bolted onto the stringer pipe and rest right into the bracket so that it does not move. It can be used for both underground and overland conveyor applications.
This type of structure is ideal for those who are looking for an affordable, good alternative to rigid rail and need convenience and portability. Like rigid rail, catenary structure is available in floor or roof mount designs, is made with heavy-duty structural steel, and is powder-coated to increase the longevity of the product and improve corrosion resistance.
Wire Rope Structure
West River’s wire rope troughing idlers and returns are designed to be mounted to wire rope in place of channel steel frames, using clamps. Wire rope structure is portable and easy to install. Great for the replacement of existing wire rope systems.
Our above-ground overland conveyor structure are mounted on trusses. We build the structure/stands that hold the idlers in a way that supports the terrain. Our highly experienced engineers will work closely with you to determine the best overland structure configuration for your project.
The structure is powder coated for corrosion resistance. The type of metal used can be customized per client requirements.
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