Above: The Scorpion transloader from Cambelt International.
Farmers, miners, oil drillers, cement manufacturers, energy companies and food processors all face a similar challenge of moving huge amounts of dry bulk solids daily.
Bulk materials vary drastically in texture, moisture content, and size of pieces; the solutions for handling them are surprisingly comparable.
Cambelt International has been in business over 60 years. It serves a wide range of industries, including:
* agriculture;
* cement processing;
* chemical processing;
* construction;
* dry bulk cargo handling;
* food processing;
* hazardous waste disposal;
* hydraulic fracturing;
* manufacturing;
* mining;
* pulp and paper processing; and
* recycling.
Standard Cambelt closed conveyor system.
Conveyor belting systems
Cambelt’s conveyor belt designs are the result of decades of experience building dry bulk material handling equipment. Cambelt manufactures specialty rubber conveyor belting to meet the challenges of a wide variety of applications. The company proudly manufactures all its belts in the USA, using its unique and patented one-piece sidewall conveyor belts.
These belts set the standard for durability as Cambelt produces the base belt, the sidewall and the cleat or nubs as a single, homogenous belt — there is no gluing or vulcanizing of the sidewalls, cleats or nubs. Cambelt guarantees that its rugged, one-piece, homogeneously cured products will not delaminate. Whatever the incline, whatever the material, Cambelt has the right conveyor belt for the job.
High-incline and closed conveyor systems
Cambelt specializes in engineering high-incline conveyor systems in straight, L and Z configurations to meet its customers’ specific site requirements. When environmental considerations apply, Cambelt’s dust tight engineered systems, keep unwanted weather out while mitigating fugitive dusting common on some other conveying systems. All of Cambelt’s conveyors are designed using its patented belting systems providing industry-leading durability while handling material to reduce material degradation seen on comparable systems. All systems are engineered and built in the USA at Cambelt’s manufacturing facilities in Salt Lake City.
Dome reclaimer systems
Cambelt’s radial reclaimer is a mechanical reclaim system that has been developed to take advantage of the dome’s superior volume utilization and structural strength. The reclaiming equipment is designed to allow the dome to be completely filled, burying the reclaim equipment allowing maximum use of the interior for more material storage compared to other mechanical reclaim systems.
With over 25 years’ operating experience at 35 storage terminals globally, Cambelt has the experience and expertise to meet its customers’ bulk reclaiming needs.
Gallery conveyor systems
The CamSpan gallery is an enclosed, overhead traditional troughing belt conveyor designed to provide extended free span capabilities and indoor access walkways. This is a fully factory modularized system significantly reducing on-site construction activities. Gallery systems can be fitted with CamTite trough conveyor providing dust tight transportation inside the gallery. Cambelt’s CamSpan Gallery is designed for spans up to 120ft with multiple walkway configurations.
Scorpion™ transloaders
Cambelt’s Scorpion™ transloaders are among the most durable and versatile transloaders offered today, featuring one of the smallest footprints in the industry. Each model is equipped with Cambelt’s unique conveyor system that is perfectly engineered for high speed and high load capacities.
Cambelt’s Scorpion™ line of transloading conveyors are designed for situations where it is impractical to have fixed conveying systems. Its mobile conveyor systems have a low-profile inlet requiring as little as five inches of clearance, providing unparalleled access underneath railcars or any tight loading locations. The units are extremely versatile mobile conveyors that can be easily moved between various operating lines, designed to centre-load railcars, so operators know they will have the reach to load these hard -to-reach locations.
The Scorpion™ 1210 offers material transfer rates up to 1,325ft3/h using a 10hp electric motor. At just under 20ft centreline load to centreline discharge, Cambelt’s Scorpion™ 1210 is the industry’s most compact rail unloading system. Cambelt designed this unit to centre-load a 14ft box truck with options to centre-load a 16ft high railcar. Using Cambelt’s standard enclosed conveyor system, this unit minimizes material loss and environmental impact. Cambelt’s Scorpion™ 1210 can unload quickly in a small, compact unit.
The Scorpion™ 3015 offers material transfer rates up to 8,500ft3/h using a 74hp tier 4 diesel engine. At 27-feet centreline load to centreline discharge, Cambelt’s Scorpion™ 3015 requires half of the footprint of some alternatives. Cambelt has designed this unit to centre-load a 16ft railcar; providing 4-wheel steering that rotate 180° with 18-inches of hydraulic lift to provide unparalleled manoeuvrability for easy operation at all site locations. Using Cambelt’s standard enclosed conveyor system design this unit minimizes material loss and environmental impact. Cambelt’s Scorpion™ 3015 sets the bar for the industry in capacity and unloading capability.
To complete the Scorpion™ trans­loading line Cambelt is currently developing the Scorpion™ 1815 which will be available in Q4 2020. The Scorpion™ 1815 will be power by a Tier 4 diesel engine offering a capacity range of 2,600–4,000ft3/h. Cambelt has a Scorpion™ system to meet all transloading requirements.
Testing the waters with the Scorpion transloader
When potential cus­tomers expressed concerns about the Scorpion™ transloader’s abilities to move their cargoes up a steep incline, Cambelt took this as a challenge, and decided to put the machine through the ultimate test — moving water uphill.
An operator used a hose to ‘continuously load’ water into a Scorpion™ 3015 transloader, to convey fluid up it’s 50° incline; as you can see from these pictures, the experiment was 100% successful. This video of the experiment shows the efficiency of the system.