Structural features of belt conveyor of RopeCon® type

One of the methods of continuous bulkload conveying is overhead belt conveyors capable to overpass various natural and manmade barriers along the route. The structure of the linear conveying section is described; it is mounted on six cables, including two burden cables and four guide cables for running rollers. It is found that this conveyor has the same structural features as the belt conveyor, or apron conveyor, or cableways. The linear structure of six cables is integrated into the whole conveyor structure using special support frames attached to the cables at a preset spacing and, therefore, can be classified as a cable-stayed structure. The cable structure rests on the support towers set at the spaces governed by the route and angle of the conveyor, and can reach 1000 m and more. The implemented analysis of the structural features of the overhead cable-stayed conveyor reveals the further research trends.

Keywords: cables, running rollers, belt, corrugated sidewall, cable bend, cable-stayed structure, support frame, tension, support, contraflexure, route.
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Galkin V. I., Dobler M. O. Structural features of belt conveyor of RopeCon® type. MIAB. Mining Inf. Anal. Bull. 2022;(8):85-94. [In Russ]. DOI: 10.25018/0236_1493_ 2022_8_0_85.

Issue number: 8
Year: 2022
Page number: 85-94
ISBN: 0236-1493
UDK: 622,6.2
DOI: 10.25018/0236_1493_2022_8_0_85
Article receipt date: 29.11.2021
Date of review receipt: 14.06.2022
Date of the editorial board′s decision on the article′s publishing: 10.07.2022
About authors:

V.I. Galkin1, Dr. Sci. (Eng.), Professor, e-mail:,
M.O. Dobler1, Graduate Student, e-mail:,
1 National University of Science and Technology «MISiS», 119049, Moscow, Russia.


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V.I. Galkin, e-mail:


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