Start date: Oct 31, 2010,
End date: Oct 31, 2013
The proposed project will develop and launch a supervision system which will increase the availability and performance of conveyor belt transports in primary industry. The base in the system is the “Intelligent conveyor belt roller”; a composite based roller that will hold embedded electronics and sensors allowing measurement of critical performance parameters such as bearing temperature, vibrations, rpm etc. The data will be transmitted wirelessly to plant monitoring, and will allow preventive maintenance as well as immediate recognition of roller failures. This will reduce downtime in the plant due to unexpected failures, thus increasing availability, plant throughput, and reducing the cost for maintenance. To achieve the objective, the project will aim towards: • The development of a system which is commercially marketable. • Research and development performed in close cooperation between academic partners, SMEs and mining industry. • The completion of a pilot installation of 100 units in a mill.
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