Learning & Sharing In Cutting-Edge Industry Research
Team members representing Fenner Conveyors, Conveyor Products and Solutions (CPS) and ACE attended the 14th International Conference on Bulk Materials Storage, Handling and Transportation, organised by the Australian Society for Bulk Solids Handling.
The conference brings together industry practitioners, researchers, engineers and designers for the exchange of ideas in established, new and emerging bulk materials technologies.
CPS presented a study on the use of composite rollers to improve conveyor performance. Engineering Manager, Peter Copley, said “This was a great event for us to present the technological side of the Fenner Conveyors Group to the wider bulk materials handling community.”
Senior Applications Engineer, Brendan Beh, said “The conference helped broaden my understanding on other uses for conveyor belt technology, and unique problem solving examples for mining applications.”
“There was also a session on the Australian Standards for our industry which we were able to provide extra input on in regards to the development of the new testing standards,” said Beh.
Attendees were able to develop relationships within the industry - both nationally and internationally - and to continue to expand our knowledge base to better develop these solutions. Senior Mechanical Engineer, Taylor Jobson, said “We had the opportunity to meet other end users, consultants and manufacturers, to further R&D that is ongoing for the bulk material handling field.”
“We gained invaluable insight in to new technologies and developments in the bulk material handling field that we can leverage to provide practical solutions to our customers.”
Technology Manager, Tim Briggs, said opportunities such as this conference are great for the career development of team members.
“Industry colleagues have the opportunity to meet and connect with the people who are behind our conveyor innovations. And it goes both ways - our people can action opportunities to be involved in new R&D projects.”