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FAM Conveying Systems – More Than Just Transportation

Continuous Conveying

It is impossible to imagine vast areas of production without continuous conveying.

FAM is right in the process. We offer installations, components and expertise for any new or existing challenges.

FAM continuous conveyors in various designs and configurations link individual components of one plant into a highly functional and efficient entity.

Decades of experience, extensive know-how in calculating and designing, as well as in-house belt pulley manufacturing allow us to offer high quality solutions for safe and optimal operation.


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In mining, other industries, as well as in everyday life, belt conveyor systems are an integral part of continuous material handling.

Environmentally friendly conveying principle due to efficient energy demands, large parameter ranges and transportation of bulk materials with different properties and grain sizes, very high operational reliability, safety and system availability, these are only some of the reasons for the increasing demand of belt conveyors.

Whether stationary or mobile, standalone or as part of a complex installation - FAM has suitable conveyor systems with a proven track record of outstanding performance for every application.


FAM chain conveyors serve as a useful supplement to complex systems, for instance, to keep the transfer routes free of material spillage. The grousers mounted on the endless chains push the material on the wear-resistant bottom until it is dumped.

Attributed to their distinct robustness and flexible feeding, the chain conveyors have also proven their value in opencast mining. The conveyor troughs are designed to be very stable and lined with replaceable wear plates, which allows the transporting of abrasive bulk materials over a longer period.


An open pit mine is a complex dynamic facility composed of many large mobile units and powerful conveyor systems, which are regularly and completely moved in line with the mining operation.  

Conveyor lines are relocated with the help of so-called shifting crawlers. Drive stations, as well as take-up and deflection stations of very long conveyor systems often form independent units, which also have to be moved.

For this purpose, FAM developed very powerful drive stations mounted on skids or driven crawlers, which run in synchronism with the return process of the conveyor system. If they are not equipped with own crawler tracks, FAM specially designed transportation crawlers are deployed to lift and move the entire station.


FAM shifting heads are specially developed components of the belt conveyors for a flexible and economical arrangement of the conveying routes in open pit mines or stockyards.

The targeted transfer point formed by shifting heads links numerous opencast mine conveyors in a system, in which all incoming material flows arriving from overburden and mineral extraction areas as well as outgoing mineral conveying and overburden disposal processes can be efficiently controlled.


The main function of FAM tripper cars is basically to offload or divert the material from any location on a stationary or shiftable belt conveyor onto:

  • a transverse belt conveyor,
  • a receiving boom of a spreader,
  • a receiving boom of a spreader over own discharge conveyor,
  • or to directly dump it.


The tripper cars are therefore often referred to as transfer car.

Tripper cars differ in the design of travel units which can be built rail-borne or on crawler tracks. These machines find widespread application in all industries, being useful and reliable links within conveyor systems.


FAM feeding hoppers are robust low-maintenance equipment which is the first to receive the bulk materials delivered from a mine or within a handling system.

Under the hopper whether an apron feeder, a chain conveyor or a belt conveyor is installed, which are designed to take the material from the hopper for its further transportation or direct handover to a processing facility.

In the design of the feed hoppers, special attention was paid to wear protection and ease of maintenance in order to ensure efficient and uninterrupted operation of the downstream systems.


Shiftable conveyors in opencast mines as well as numerous belt conveyors within handling systems require a hopper car that is capable of distributing material along the entire conveying length.

FAM hopper cars ensure a controlled centered feeding, which is particularly important because of the straight run of the belt.

Depending on the design, two types are possible:

  • Hopper cars with a rail chassis, with and without its own drive
  • Hopper cars with a crawler chassis.


For easier lifting and guiding of the belt in the upper strand, usually articulated roller stations are used, which can better absorb the shock from the falling feed material thus protecting the top cover of the belt.


Bunkers and Silos

Trucks or railway wagons are often loaded with bulk materials from bunkers or silos.

While FAM bunkers of various sizes are used to store bulk materials for a short time, large FAM silos serve to store these materials over longer periods.

Bunkers are often required as buffers between continuous and discontinuous conveying systems.


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