Testing ensures quality of belt conveyors

first_imgRAG Mining Solutions employees safeguard production availability by testing belt conveyor systems. Numerous operators already rely on the services of the experts. The experts of the laboratory test put the delivered belt conveyors through their paces. The RAG Mining Solutions Testing Institute does not only test belts for the mining industry but also textile conveyor belts and steel cord conveyor belts for every conceivable application.The results obtained from the investigations of the accredited laboratory according to DIN EN ISO 17025 are internationally recognised. Material testing on metals and plastics are also part of this accreditation.“Our national and international customers include renowned companies from the steel producing industry, mining industry as well as other industries for which we regularly carry out incoming goods inspections on conveyor belts,” says Olaf Beckmann, head of RAG Mining Solutions Testing department. The portfolio of Testing with its headquarters in Herne also includes utility value audits as well as in-process inspections on conveyor belts.The main objective of is to determine the mechanical characteristic values of the conveyor belts. For this purpose, the employees take a large number of samples from a belt section. Inappropriate belts are discarded before being installed.Beckman sees further benefits in the institute’s performance: “A positive side effect of our work is, thanks to constant quality monitoring, to permanently improve the quality of the delivered conveyor belts through feedback to the manufacturer.”The RAG Group Testing department is a premium inspection body for mining equipment. This accreditation to DIN EN ISO 17020 is unique of its kind worldwidelast_img

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