Solid Materials handling

 In the process stages of size reduction, size control, concentration and upgrading the values of the minerals or rock are brought to their optimum.
We will now look closer into what forms these process stages into a continuous operation. With materials handling we understand the technologies for moving the process forward with a minimum of disturbances in capacity and flow. These technologies are:
  • Loading and unloading
  • Storing
  • Feeding
  • Transportation
For practical reasons we are using the term materials handling for dry processes only. Some of these devices are Belt conveyor, elevator, etc.