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Takraf reveals India IPCC order

IPCC systems can cut truck haulage

 TAKRAF slewing stacker and bucket-wheel reclaimer supplied to the large mine in India

TAKRAF slewing stacker and bucket-wheel reclaimer supplied to the large mine in India

German mining equipment specialist Takraf has supplied an In-Pit Crushing and Conveying (IPCC) System and material handling technology to an Indian coal mine.

The as-yet unnamed Indian mine, which has an annual product of 15 million tons/ year, aims to use IPCCs to reduce its reliance on diesel-based truck haulage systems, said Takraf.

The IPCC and handling system includes crushing stations, a 6-km overland conveyor with horizontal and vertical curves mounted on sleepers to accommodate the terrain, and fully equipped transfer houses and TAKRAF stackers and reclaimers.

The equipment was supplied with In Line Magnetic Separators (ILMS), metal detectors, bulk flow dividers, coal sampling units, belt scales and ash and moisture analysers, added Takraf.

"We are proud to be associated with such a milestone development for India's mining and energy sectors, and to provide the mine with a viable, safer and less fossil-fuel dependent alternative to truck haulage" said K. Gopal, TAKRAF India managing director.

"Our IPCC systems cut truck haulage to a minimum and build operational resilience - they substantially reduce opex and provide significant environmental and safety benefits too."

In November, the Indian government announced the First Mile Connectivity (FMC) initiative by coal companies to minimise environmental pollution. FMC involves coal being transported through a conveyor belt from coal handling plants to silo for loading to eliminate the movement of coal through roads.

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