The Complete Conveyor Belt Monitoring System

| Rip | Tear | Snap | Alignment | Holes | Oversize | Flap |


Normal mining activities bring about the risk of hard rock / metal objects being trapped at transfer points causing longitudinal slitting or edge damage tears as well as belt surface breaches (rips/holes).

These tears / rips in turn cause the following major consequences:

  • Danger to human safety
  • Consequential ancillary equipment or structural damages
  • Expensive repair costs
  • Production losses occur due to long repair times

Until now the most accepted detection system for belt tears is the induction loop systems especially for long conveyor belts where the potential for high value damages are great.

Beltwatch is a non-contact, high speed laser based detection system which monitors the conveyor for these (as well as many other) faults on a continuous basis.

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Belt Induction Loop System

  • Non-Contact
  • Complex time consuming set up
  • Detection every 20-100m (loop spacing)
  • Special conveyor manufacturing required
  • High likelihood of detection component damage in normal operation (RF Tags, Antennas)
  • Very high maintenance cycle (Antenna adjustment, RF Tag replacements)
  • Specialised equipment and training required for conveyor damage repairs
  • High initial capital outlay (CAPEX)
  • High individual component replacement costs (OPEX)
  • Top conveyor belt detection


  • Non-Contact
  • Simple to set up
  • Continuous detection
  • Can be used on any standard conveyor belt
  • Very low likelihood of any damage during normal operation
  • Low cycle maintenance requirements
  • No special training or equipment required for conveyor repairs
  • Low initial capital outlay (CAPEX)
  • Low individual component replacement costs (OPEX)
  • Both Top and Return conveyor belt detection

Additional Beltwatch features

  • Statistical Information capture to assist the
  • Mechanical maintenance personnel to detect deterioration of the conveyor as a whole (Preventative Maintenance Indicator)
  • Monitoring for smaller rips (holes) in conveyor belt
  • Monitoring of belt edge rips / tears
  • Monitoring of belt alignment on Top AND Return conveyor belts
  • Easy customized timing (per Sensor) and sensitivity adjustment by authorised personnel
  • Easy integrate-ability into existing PLC /
  • SCADA/Network systems
  • Oversize material detection
  • Hanging flap rip detection
  • Snapped Belt detection
  • 7 Inch Colour Touch Screen Interface (Optional)
  • Ethernet Camera Integration (Optional)
  • Feeder Start/Stop Control using Hole detection (Optional)
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Our primary mission is to provide our clients with the ability to monitor their operations more effectively so they may gain a significant advantage over their competitors in an ever changing global marketplace.Using modern technologies and innovation we leverage client’s existing assets to provide better efficiency and higher productivity whilst presenting the client with a global view of their production and asset information so they may make more informed business decisions


After a tear on one of our overland conveyors from the tail to the head (in excess of 1500m) taking 4 days to repair and realising the shortcomings of our current detection systems (inductive loop + under belt rope), we installed a BeltWatch system for trial purposes. It was a very fortunate decision as shortly after, we had another tear similar to the previous one, and as a direct result of the BeltWatch system we managed to limit the damage to less than 80 m  and get back to production in no time. We are now in the process of standardizing on BeltWatch for all our high impact conveyors at Modikwa mine


Mr. Chris Storm (Engineering Manager – Modikwa Platinum Mine)

Tel: +27 (010) 003-1638