June - 2014
In the mining industry a mixture of drum and disc brakes are used on overland and downhill conveyors. On uphill conveyors backstops are used to prevent the load rolling back.
Disc brakes have many advantages over drum brakes both in maintenance and performance, so many large-scale conveyor installations use this technology. The combination of scissor/thruster and modular brakes lends itself to more efficient and cost-effective brake solutions, with the advantage of being able to add sophisticated control systems for stopping the conveyor in emergency conditions.