ADTR-016 Tin Mine Cone Crusher

Excessive slippage on Cone Crusher causes standard belts to only last 6 weeks. Predator® drives 12 months.

End Market Industry  
Tin Mine

Cone crusher
150 kW @ 1485rpm

Original Components 
Belts = 6 x SPC2360 Carlisle V-belts
DriveR Pulley = 6/SPC380
DriveN Pulley = 6/SPC380

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A large tin mine was experiencing extremely poor belt life on one of their cone crushers. Belts were only lasting around 6 weeks. The belts would stretch rapidly and slip, then burn off. Belt failures would require the manual removal of rocks from the crusher, enabling it to be re-started.

Solution Description
Belts = 6 x SPC2360P Predator® V-belts
DriveR Pulley = 6/SPC380
DriveN Pulley = 6/SPC380

Predator Belt Cutaway

Benefits of Gates Product

The new Predator® belts easily cope with the shock loads and power of this drive. They have not required retensioning and have been in service for 12 months since installation.

The mine has experienced large savings on new belts, installation and maintenance costs. Downtime costs have also been reduced significantly.

Submitted by: Gene Halden

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