BELTCON 12 – Preliminary Programme Rev 01
23 & 24 July 2003

Mintek Conference Centre,
Johannesburg, RSA

Mintek is off Hans Strijdom Drive adjacent to the pink water tower, mid-way between the N1 (North/South) Concrete Highway and Republic Road, in Randburg, north of Johannesburg.

There will be a small closed exhibition which can be visited during tea/coffee and lunch breaks as well as before the commencement of the conference and after the close of day.

Every effort will be made to keep the conference programme as is, however late changes may be necessary.

23 July 2003

08:15: Registration

Keynote Speaker:
Prof. Alan Roberts, The University of Newcastle, Australia

Paper 1: Overland Conveyors – The developments in South Africa in the last 20 years
Eric Fletcher, Bateman Engineered Technologies, RSA


Paper 2: Management and control of high elongating belt in long centered
Peter Gilbert, Nepean Conveyors International (Pty.) Ltd, Australia

Paper 3: Brakes, fly wheels and other methods
Marian Otrebski, RSA


Paper 4: The design and implementation of the LSL/Tekpro dual carry overland conveyor
Graham Spriggs, LSL Incorporated and Tekpro Projects (Pty) Ltd., R SA

Paper 5: Determination of rolling resistance of belt conveyors using rubber
data: fact or fiction?
Prof. Gabriel Lodewijks, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands


Paper 6: Overland conveyor designed for efficient cost & performance
Larry Nordell, Conveyor Dynamics Inc, USA

Paper 7: Conveyor Structure Designed for conveying Run of Mine material:
Right, Wrong or Wrongfully Right?
Simon Curry, ETS, RSA

24 July 2003

08:15 Exhibition open

Paper 8: Predicting and measuring the main resistance of belt conveyors
Craig Wheeler, The University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia

Paper 9: Replacing C-6 conveyor belt at Kennecott Copper, Bingham Copper Mine
Dr. Robin Steven, The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. Ltd, USA


Paper 10: Combined paper: Pipe conveyor with a new belt guidance & RopeCon – the new long distance conveyor
Prof. Frans Kessler / Hermann Fruehstueck, University of Leoben, Austria

Paper 11: Strategies for automated maintenance of belt conveyor systems
Prof. Gabriel Lodewijks, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands


Paper 12: Understanding T2 tensioning requirements and the philosophies pertaining thereto
Alan Exton, Nepean Conveyors, RSA

Paper 13: Modern ore transfer chute & belt feeder designs
Larry Nordell, Conveyor Dynamics Inc, USA


Paper 14: Combined paper: Joining Conveyor Belts; and New splice assembly technique for wire reinforced belting
Dave Pitcher, Dunlop, RSA / Wilton Monnery, Goodyear RSA

Paper 15: Retrofitting Materials Handling Plant to alter Flow Patterns
André Bresler, Group Line Projects (Pty) Ltd, RSA

Panel Discussion: Question and Answer session covering ALL papers both days

All Speakers.

Close of Conference

Bed & Breakfast:
Bailiwick Manor: Tel: +27 (0) 11 787 6933 Fax: +27 (0) 11 787 3279
Indication of single room rate: R380
Fleet Street Guest House: Tel: +27 (0) 11 886-0780 Fax: +27 (0) 11 789-6601
Indication of single room rate: R195 per night bed and breakfast
Road Lodge: Tel: +27 (0) 11 792 9995 Fax: +27 (0) 11 792 9994
Indication of single room rate: R215 per night
Randburg Inn: Tel: +27 (0) 11 789 1155 Fax: +27 (0) 11 789-3753 e-mail:
Indication of single room rate: R221 per night
Chambery Hotel Tel: +27 (0) 11 886-7387 Fax: +27 (0) 11 789-4981
Indication of single room rate: R180 per night

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