Conveyor plates for brown coal mining
When lignite (brown coal) is mined, wet coal is also transported on conveyor systems for further processing. Vertically arranged conveyor plates are part of these conveyor systems.The heavy, wet coal causes the conveyor plates to wear quickly. And the sticky coal mass causes blockages, meaning that they have to be cleaned again and again.
Coating the conveyor plates with PlasmaCoat® provides effective protection from wear and extremely good nonstick properties. The plates can transport the wet coal without problems. The plates do not need to be replaced as frequently. Cleaning and maintenance costs have been reduced considerably.
The PlasmaCoat® coating process combines the outstanding surface hardness and wear resistance of thermally sprayed metal or ceramic coatings with the nonstick and sliding properties of polymers and fluoropolymers.