For the 20th time, the successful conference “Belt Conveyors and their elements” will take place on 13 and 14 March, 2024, at the Haus der Technik (HDT) in Essen. The Haus der Technik is the main facility of Germany’s oldest technical training institute. This annual industry gathering brings together professionals from the engineering sector and academia, reflecting the current state of the art in all systemrelevant components of belt conveyor systems with high excellence. In addition to high-profile, practice-oriented presentations, the HDT conference gains additional appeal through accompanying specialized exhibitions and excursions.
Conveyor system in a gravel plant
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From the perspective of sustainability, digital possibilities, and the efficiency improvement of systems, renowned experts from various fields in Essen provide insights into trends, challenges, and success stories through presentations and panel discussions. The program also offers a glimpse into what should be considered in planning, operation, modernization, and maintenance.
The contributions of the anniversary edition focus on the following highly relevant topics:
- Digital Mine
- Sustainable Plant Operation
- Energy Efficiency
- Strategic Raw Material Supply
- Resource Conservation through Recycling
- Electrification, Hybridization, and Decarbonization
- Efficient and Compact Construction
- Installation of a Flyingbelt System
The extensive program, including a joint visit to the product exhibition and an evening event, provides diverse opportunities for discussion and networking. The excursion also contributes to this. In 2024, it is titled “Intermodal Freight Transport” and leads to the locomotive maintenance facility of Captrain Deutschland GmbH and the container terminal in the Dortmund harbor.