BCM system conveys big benefits
CONTITECH, part of Continental AG, has released information about its new belt condition monitoring system, CONTIMultiProtect.
This latest solution combines the features of the traditional CONTIRipProtect and CONTICordProtect into one multifunctional system for increased features and connectivity.
With more than 100 units already installed worldwide, the ContiMultiProtect system has taken Belt Condition Monitoring (BCM) to the next level.
Customers can now benefit from automated continuous monitoring of their conveyor belts for cord integrity, splice condition, and detection of longitudinal rips, to maximise operational safety, increase uptime and lower their maintenance and unscheduled stoppages.
The CONTI MultiProtect monitors the belt continuously as a permanent installation, analysing the magnetic characteristics of the conveyer belt and alarming when it detects a longitudinal rip, cord damage and deviations in the splice.
All of this is visible on demand from a nominated desktop, laptop or through alerts issued to site operational systems, email or SMS.
It consists of three principal areas of conveyor belt monitoring: longitudinal rip detection, cord condition monitoring, and splice monitoring.
According to ContiTech Australia’s regional manager Ben Wood there is a fair amount of flexibility in terms of system functionality.
“Our systems produce a customised belt map and report important belt-related condition.
With reports on demand, stop at location feature and customisable alarm and action parameters, the system monitors a customer’s asset 24/7 in real time,” Mr Wood said.