Sudbury, Ont.-- Rail-Veyor Technologies Global Inc says its technology is "quickly becoming the go-to technology for industrial bulk material handling where there are difficult geometries and topographies to navigate, steep inclines and longer distances." Mining, aggregate and energy sectors frequently face increased demands for bulk material handling over longer distances and challenging terrain that conventional methods like conveyors can no longer keep up with, says the company.
Rail-Veyor offers a remote controlled, electrically powered light-rail haulage solution for the mining and aggregate industries.
“The two-wheeled rail cars operate on a light-rail track and form a continuous open trough design that easily operates on gradients up to 20% and turns within a 30-metre (95 foot) horizontal radius,” says Pat Fantin, VP of Technical Services for Rail-Veyor.
“Unlike conveyors, the Rail-Veyor system doesn’t need transfer points,” adds Fantin. “The train travels up to 8 m/sec (18 mph) and can switch from constant to variable speeds which are additional features that conveyors don’t offer. Our train design prevents roll back or spillage and the system needs no manpower for maintenance unlike conveyors. Haulage capacities are based on train sizes which, again conveyors can’t match,” states Fantin.
“The Rail-Veyor system is gaining a lot of attention in the aggregate and mining industry because it provides the flexibility of truck haulage, along with the economics of conveyors and the energy efficiency of heavy rail," says Frank Ward, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Rail-Veyor Technologies Global Inc. comments that