The Australian mining company South32 has awarded Schade Lagertechnik GmbH an engineering order for a harrow modification, which became necessary after the alteration of the coal specification at the DMO (Douglas-Middelburg Optimization) coal mine in South Africa.
SCHADE active harrow (example)
DMO operates a coal mine in the Province of Middelburg, about 160 km east of Johannesburg, to supply a neighboring power plant. As the coal is getting more and more difficult to blend, the bridge reclaimer in the stockpile will be equipped with a specialized Schade active harrow, to ensure homogenization of the coal. In addition, the capacity of the bridge reclaimer will be greatly expanded by 1800 tn/hr, to 2400 tn/hr.
The order, which will be completed next year, comprises the design and engineering of the active harrow, a new reclaimer chain system including drive units, and an upgrade to the electrical components.