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Beltcon 21 is scheduled for 2 and 3 August 2023, Emperors Palace, Kempton Park


...organised for the industry, by the industry

2 Category 1 ECSA CPD credits for attendance

Beltcon21 will be held on the 2 - 3 August 2023 at Emperor's Palace Conference Centre, Kempton Park (adjacent to OR Tambo International Airport, Gauteng, South Africa. Now in its 44th year, this prestigious conference is recognised worldwide as a valuable resource in bringing the very latest developments in materials handling to a wide audience. Up-to-date research, new conveyor techniques, report-backs on methodology and installations and new technology are presented by some of the most eminent international conveying specialists. Beltcon draws on the expertise of distinguished speakers from academia, researchers, professional engineers working in the field and practical, hands-on conveying experts who present two days of informative and absorbing materials handling and conveying information.
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The conference programme covers a full two days of presentations, with the usual tea and lunch breaks when delegates may visit the exhibition. Delegate packs include a hard copy of the technical paper for each presentation. Two Category 1 CPD credits for attendance accrue to Engineers registered with ECSA. Past papers of conferences Beltcon 1 (1981) through to Beltcon 20 (2019) are available as downloads from the Archives tab.

If you were unlucky and could not attend previous conferences, please visit the Archives tab to see what you missed. All the papers are there and when you see the variety and quality, you won't want to miss the next Beltcon conference!

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Preliminary Programme

  • * Two Keynote speakers: Craig Wheeler and Wilco Uys
  • * Energy efficiency label and scale for conveyor belts: Zoltan Tarpay
  • * Test methods to predict the durability of conveyor belt top covers: Shaun Reid
  • * Chuquicamata Underground Project - Powerful conveyors with gearless drives in operation: Mario Dilefeld
  • * A model of lagging friction as a function of creep history and wrap pressure: Brett DeVries
  • * Pipe conveyors, a mature technology: Sergio Zamorano
  • * Calculation of the steel cord splice fatigue life based on splice and conveyor conditions: Yijun Zhang
  • * The methodology for dynamic belt simulation - enabling dynamically interacting belt models in DEM simulations using a bonded-particle approach: Eric Fimbinger
  • * Design of the first high capacity Flyingbelt: Stefano Cattaneo
  • * Conveyor loading in underground coal mines: Alex Lebedev
  • * Amendments to the legislative framework since Beltcon 20: Jaco Swartz
  • * Specialised belt handling equipment for incline belt conveyors: Simon Curry
  • * Sandwich belt high angle conveyors - Broad horizons 2023: Joseph Dos Santos
  • Chute friction and lumped mass continuum modelling of gussetted transfer chutes: Paul Munzenberger
  • * Klipspruit curved overland conveyor - From concept to implementation: Marian Otrebski

These are papers currently included in the programme, which is subject to change without notice