A stacker conveyor is essential for stockpiling aggregates of any kind. More efficient than wheel loaders or screw conveyors, with less dust and reduced product damage, a stacker conveyor moves up to 1,200 tons per hour of material into a stockpile.
A stacker conveyor consists of a conveyor installed into a rigid truss. Inclined upwards by as much as 20°, this raises material from the base and discharges it onto the top of the stockpile. (Steeper inclines are possible but depending on material properties, may require specific design of the conveyor belt.)
Three widely used variants of the basic stacker conveyor are:
As conveyor specialists, West River Conveyors has the materials handling expertise to design and build a custom stacker conveyor that meets your needs. Whether you’re stockpiling coal, coke, rock, sand, gravel, trona, potash, nickel, topsoil or even mulch, a stacker conveyor from West River Conveyors will simplify your material handling and storage.
The conventional stacker conveyor creates a conical stockpile. In many applications, this is all that’s needed. For increased storage density, better space utilization and less material segregation, consider a radial, telescoping or telescoping radial stacker.
Radial stacker conveyors move the discharge point through an arc to create a radiused stockpile. A telescoping stacker conveyor can extend outwards to move the discharge point further from the loading end. A telescoping radial stacker conveyor combines both to create the largest possible stockpile of material.
Telescoping stacker conveyors are particularly effective for minimizing the material segregation that results when discharging onto a conical stockpile.
West River Conveyors will design and build a stacker conveyor to your requirements.
Core components common to all such conveyors include:
Optional stacker conveyor system components can include:
For long life, the truss and related components should be fabricated from materials appropriate to what’s being stockpiled.
West River Conveyors can build your stacker conveyor from:
Drives, belts, and other components will be selected to suit the material being conveyed. We pay particular attention to minimizing the impact of dust on moving parts.
Troughed belts are preferred for maximum load capacity. Belt speed, width, and stacker length are all configured to meet the specific application.
Located in Oakwood, Virginia, we supply conveyors and conveyor parts to mines, quarries, and other bulk material handling operations throughout North America. With four decades of experience, our team understands the challenges of handling abrasive, dusty, heavy and even potentially dangerous materials, and designs custom systems to suit.
We’re known for being a knowledgeable partner that you can depend on. Put us to the test and call to discuss your conveying needs.
The approach taken to transporting bulk material has a significant impact on the cost and profitability of a construction project. It can even influence the chances of winning future business, read more »
For big civil engineering and infrastructure projects, construction conveyors may be a better choice than front-end loaders and haul trucks. A construction conveyor moves aggregate, bulk rock, and borrow material read more »
If you’re planning a heavy construction project that requires transporting bulk materials, you’ve got a decision to make conveyors vs. trucking & hauling. The best choice may not be obvious read more »