A large copper mine in Zambia operates in a very isolated region making longevity of performance and reliability all the more fundamental to mining success.
Prior to using Arcoplate all stockpile feeders, discharge feeders were lined with a 32mm thick competitor wear liner. 1900 hours service (12 weeks) was common before a total replacement was required – until Arcoplate.
Arcoplate 16mm overlay chosen for its longevity of performance was recommended and installed by Wearx. This now enabled the feeders to achieve 7000 hours service completely maintenance free. With some further Wearx design enhancements to the liners and incorporating removable tubs over the last year more weeks were added to the maintenance windows.