Corum will produce the special-purpose armored face conveyor SP326 on request of the Osinnikovskaya mine. This contract demonstrates the increased collaboration with EVRAZ, the enterprises of which fall within the area of Corum interests on the market of Kuzbass. The equipment is expected to ship by the end of this year.
The conveyor is designed to solve the problem of cleaning the area under the skip, which is especially acute at the Osinnikovskaya mine. When loading skip, the coal spill mixes with the groundwater and fills the sump with a viscous slurry that the miners are forced to remove manually. For this purpose, Corum mechanic engineers have proposed the conveyor, which combines two functions: transportation and dehydration.
“Our company is extremely experienced in developing individual products and unconventional technical solutions, so the problem of the Osinikovskaya miners came as no surprise for our R&D Department,” commented on Aleksandr Dyatlov, Chief Product Officer at Corum Group. “We are grateful to Evraz for the confidence and the opportunity to demonstrate our technical potential by implementing such an interesting project. This is the first Corum armored face conveyor for Kuzbass and we do believe that it will open the way for new experience in this strategic market for us.”
This is an upgraded product based on the typical conveyor SP326, the design of which has undergone many changes, taking into account geological and production conditions of the mine and responding to the miners requirements. In particular, in addition to the conventional integral pans, two pans with slotteds screen are used. Their main function is to dehydrate the mined rock. The conveyor is moved on the inclined working at an angle of 21°.
As opposed to the serial conveyor, the conveyer chain movement speed is more than 1 metre per second, while in the upgraded СП326 the transport speed is up to 0.15 m/s, which ensures effective dehydration of the mined rock. That is what the conveyor producers called it ‘slow-moving’.
The conveyors are produced at Corum Svet Shakhtyora Plant, which has been specializing in this kind of mining equipment since the 1950s and offers miners a wide range of armored face conveyors, reloaders and components to them. The equipment is delivered to the markets of Ukraine, Russia, Estonia, and Kazakhstan.
It should be reminded that earlier Corum delivered the customized armored face conveyor SP326 to VIRU KEEMIA GRUPP (Estonia). It is equipped with the crushing module and involved in the oil shale extraction at the Ojamaa mine.