Beltcon 19 – The International Materials Handling Conference and Exhibition

As yet another IMHC approaches, we are pleased to ­celebrate the 19th Beltcon Conference from 2 to 3 August 2017, in Pretoria/South-Africa. This conference has been held every two years for an unbroken 36 years. Beltcon is recognised as one of the foremost international conferences bringing progress, breakthrough research, and state-of-the-art information to members of the industry. It is a conference that through the years has gained global stature by attracting eminent and knowledgeable researchers and speakers.

Organised for the industry by the industry is not simply a catch phrase, it is a true reflection of the conveying industry’s dedication to providing new and current developments in materials handling and related fields. Up-to-the minute practical and theoretical developments in the materials handling and mining industry will be presented by a panel of speakers from around the world. Among the distinguished speakers from around the world are Zamorano from Chile, Dharma and Suresh from India, Wiid and Schmitz from South Africa, Porter and Wheeler from Australia and Zhang from the USA.

Some of the topics covered are: dynamic and fatigue analysis of bulk materials; conveyor system capacity upgradation design considerations; technical evaluation of coal silo failure mechanisms; energy efficient rail conveyors; proactive thinking on conveyor belt fire safety; active winch take-up systems; overland conveyor design; and troughed belt turnover finite element analysis.

Beltcon runs concurrently with an exhibition of products relevant to the conveying industry which is within the conference venue and therefore open to delegates only. Registered delegates are credited by ECSA with two continuous professional development points. Delegates include owners, managers, decision makers, designers, engineers, technicians, manufacturers and constructors of bulk materials handling systems and conveyor belts. Accommodation is available at the conference venue.

Due to the increase in size of the conference over the last few years, delegate numbers are, regrettably, limited, so please register timeously by visiting our web site. Beltcon is supported by the Conveyor Manufacturers Association and is organised by Cost Time Resource. Full details plus an application form are available on the Beltcon web site:


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