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Transport Problems

Silesian University of Technology

Subject: Economics, Transportation, Transportation Science & Technology


eISSN: 2300-861X



VOLUME 15 , ISSUE 4, Part 2 (December 2020) > List of articles


Grzegorz PERUŃ * / Bogusław ŁAZARZ / Tadeusz OPASIAK

Keywords : belt conveyor; roller, drive power; vibroacoustic diagnostic

Citation Information : Transport Problems. Volume 15, Issue 4, Part 2, Pages 215-226, DOI: https://doi.org/10.21307/tp-2020-061

License : (CC BY 4.0)

Received Date : 05-April-2019 / Accepted: 04-December-2020 / Published Online: 31-December-2020



The article presents the results of research of the Gwarek 1200 belt conveyor. The work aimed to determine the possible benefits of changing the type of rollers used. It was expected that the change of the rollers from N-type to C-type will reduce the costs of energy consumed by the conveyor drive system. This part of the research was carried out in a hard coalmine at the level of 665 m. The test was given the entire power unit in terms of the starting power demand and rated power in real time. Measurement works were carried out before and after the modernization of the conveyor for 5 years. Moreover, it was decided to extend the research to include vibroacoustic tests, aimed at determining the technical condition by measuring vibrations. It is expected that based on the analysis of vibration signals in the long term will allow to develop a method for diagnosing belt conveyor rollers and to quickly detect their malfunction under normal operating conditions.

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