Aumund to Supply Conveying Solution for Bauxite

March 31, 2020

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Aumund to Supply Conveying Solution for Bauxite
Aumund arched plate conveyor

This summer, Aumund Fördertechnik GmbH will be supplying an arched plate conveyor to Mytilineos S.A. in Agios Nikolaos on the Gulf of Corinth in Greece. This is the location at which the Mytilineos metallurgy and technology group operates a plant that produces aluminum in a two-step process.

After mining and processing the bauxite, Mytilineos produces alumina from the enriched ore, which forms the basis for the electrolytic production of metallic aluminum in Agios Nikolaos. The conveying process in the plant consists of discharging bauxite from a silo, and onward transportation to a rod mill by a BPB 250-1200 arched plate conveyor. This is a specialized requirement in terms of both the material and the application. In designing the arched plate conveyor, Aumund Fördertechnik had to consider, among other things, the specific material properties of bauxite, such as abrasiveness, dustiness, angle of repose, and the fact that it can sometimes be sticky.

A major advantage in winning the order was being able to arrange the customer’s visit to a cement plant in Volos, where a similar Aumund arched plate conveyor is in operation.

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