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Conveyor Structure

West River Conveyors provides a full range of engineered underground conveyor structure 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. We have been providing conveyors to the mining industry for over thirty-five years and understand that each application is unique and may require a specialized product to fulfill that need.

Special Features & Benefits

  • Structure is powder coated for corrosion resistance
  • Various belt widths within the structure from 36 in — 72 in wide
  • Roller can thicknesses — 9 gauge, 8 gauge, 7 gauge, and ¼ inch thicknesses
  • Single beam or box frame design
  • Built in our new state of the art 10,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility
  • Priced per foot
  • Custom build options available
  • After market service availability

Types of Conveyor Structure

Rigid Rail Structure

Rigid Rail Floor Mount Design
Rigid Rail Roof Mount Design

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. 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.

  • Available in both floor and roof mount designs
  • Utilizes mine-duty idlers and components
  • Made with heavy-duty structural steel
  • Powder-coated for corrosion resistance
  • Available in belt widths from 36” up to 72”
  • Single beam or box frame design
  • Quick and easy installation
  • West River will build to suit

Catenary Structure

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. 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 longevity of the product and improve corrosion resistance.

  • Portable and faster to install than rigid rail
  • Affordable alternative to rigid rail structure
  • Available in both floor and roof mount designs
  • Made with heavy-duty structural steel
  • Powder-coated for corrosion resistance
  • West River will build to suit, or repair and replace existing components

Wire Rope Structure

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 replacement of existing wire rope systems.

  • Uses wire rope in place of channel steel pieces
  • Portable and easy to install
  • Attaches to wire rope using clamps
  • West River can repair or replace existing components

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Custom Overland and Underground Mining Conveyor Equipment

OVERLAND CONVEYORS

OVERLAND CONVEYORS

Cost-effective solutions for hauling aggregates like sand and gravel over long distances.

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UNDERGROUND CONVEYORS

UNDERGROUND CONVEYORS

Improve mining operations with custom conveyors that are tested for safety and reliability.

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PARTS

An online inventory stocked with gearboxes, fluid couplings and other parts ready to be shipped.

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CONVEYOR BELTS

Avoid unplanned downtime and injuries that can arise from worn out conveyor belts.

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