With headquarters in Leipzig (Germany), Takraf is a leading global solutions provider in the mining, bulk material handling, and minerals processing industries. The company is also an important manufacturer of high-end components, such as belt pulleys.
A contract covering the supply of an approximately 13-km-long belt conveyor system was recently awarded to Takraf by a globally renowned Chilean mining company. This belt conveyor system will be installed in a copper mine in northern Chile. The scope of work includes, among others, the design, fabrication, and supply of 39 belt pulleys specifically developed for this project. All pulleys are being fabricated at the Takraf workshop in Lauchhammer, Germany.
Takraf’s position as a leading global supplier in the engineering and fabrication of belt pulleys enabled it to meet the stringent requirements of supplying highly-stressed drive and return belt pulleys with a maximum diameter of 2.8 m and single weights of up to 60 tn. Many of these pulleys will drive and handle the strongest steel-cord belt ever employed globally. The various challenges associated with such a project have been overcome by a dedicated team of highly skilled and experienced engineers and workers.
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