RipSaver conveyor belt rip detection
The longitudinal ripping of conveyor belts is certainly not new. Such failures can occur with a fairly routine frequency. Historical references to catastrophic instances of belt ripping are well documented and remembered.
One of the major risks for long custom-made belts (e.g. Drift and Overland belts) has been longitudinal rip. When these belts go down, the cost to replace the torn belt can run into the millions, even before considering the cost of lost production!
The RipSaver System was developed to detect belt rips as soon as possible. Detecting a belt rip in an early state increases the availability of conveyor belts significantly and reduces replacement costs.
How it works:
- 'Inductive loops' (aerials) embedded in the belt at regular intervals transfer electro-magnetic signals from a transmitter to a receiver;
- A transmitter and receiver are positioned opposite each other on either side of the belt;
- Sensors located at loading and discharge for max protection; and
- When a signal fails to be detected the belt is immediately shut down.
RipSaver is part of DigitalHub, our digital intelligence platform that connects the iBelt technology tools and data sources to our applications. It allows you to understand real-time predictions and performance of your assets and effectively plan for maintenance activities.