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Schade Bridge Reclaimer with Active Harrow to Homogenize Coal Mix

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.

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