Canadian Mining Journal


CONVEYOR: Doppelmayr RopeCon starts up at cement plant

GUATEMALA – The successful start-up of Doppelmayr RopeCon aerial conveyor system which will transport limestone from the quarry to the area where it will be processed has recently taken place in Guatemala, about 35 km from the capital. The installation, which requires no more than four tower structures to cross a wooded terrain, has a length of approx. 1.6 km and covers a vertical rise of almost 200 metres.

Doppelmayer supplied and installed the successful RopeCon system at a Guatemalan cement maker.

Thanks to the long rope spans it has been possible to minimise the amount of space required on the ground. The cement plant of Guatemalan Cementos Progreso is due to take up operations in the first half of year 2017. From then on, RopeCon will transport 2,100 tonnes of material every hour.

RopeCon was designed and developed by the Austrian ropeway manufacturer Doppelmayr. The transport system combines the features of a belt conveyor with those of a ropeway, thereby making use of the advantages of both technologies. It is currently in use for a variety of material transport applications all over the world.

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