Vertical Conveyor System

World Record—400m Vertical Lift
LOCATION: Fresnillo, Zac, Mexico

MARKET: Silver

MINE: Fresnillo Mine

PORTAL: San Diego

OWNER: Fresnillo PLC


START DATE: February 2016

COMPLETED: December 2017
Fresnillo PLC contracted FKC-Lake Shore to design, build, and install a record-breaking 400m-lift Vertical Conveyor System for the San Diego Shaft at their Fresnillo Mine. The Vertical Belt is a FLEXOWELL® S-shape system measuring 830m total in length. The system handles 200 metric tons-per-hour at 400m of vertical lift. The contract included:
  • Vertical Conveyor System
    • 830m total belt length
    • Structural Components
    • Mechanical Components
    • Chain Feeder
    • Auto Grease Lubrication System
    • Belt Return Spillage Conveyor
    • Surface Belt Area Fire Protection
    • Belt Cord Monitoring System
    • Controls
    • Controls House
  • Design and Supply Surface Silos and Truck Load-Out System
  • Design of Underground Ore Bin, Vibratory Feeder, and Underground and Surface Conveyors
  • Design and Supply of Controls for Feed and Discharge Conveyors, Truck Load-Out, and Vibratory Feeder

Underground Mine Vertical Conveyor System
Electrical Controls
underground engineering and shop services
FKC-Lake Shore
1695 Allen Road
Evansville, IN 47710

Phone: +1 (877) 554-8600