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3 Day Certificate Course

We are running a course from 30 November to 2 December 2021. Please book your spot soon to avoid disappointment 

Diploma Course 2022

Dates have been set for the Diploma course 9-16 May 2022 and 3-10 October2022. Please download registration forms to register 

Chute Course 2021

This course has been postponed to 2022. Please watch the website for new date 

Members' Meeting dates 2021:

April 20
June 15
AGM August 17
October 12  
Beltsman Certificate

About this course

The CMA Beltsman Certificate Course is to totally familiarise candidates with procedures applicable to looking after the belting on the conveyor. No conveyor splicing is covered with the exception of mentioning the methods used to join different belts, and no design is covered. A lot of effort is spent on tracking and training of the belt and prevention of spillage.

It is intended for beltsmen, artisans and other operating staff where conveyors are used.

What you'll learn

This course is a one-day course with a written examination to assess the knowledge gained by the candidate. The overview includes operational awareness and procedures, and theory of tracking and training of belts. Topics discussed include types of conveyors and components and maintenance, nature and properties of bulk materials, material characteristics, angles of repose and surcharge, and conveyor capacity.

Lecturing continues with adverse effects, rolling, storage and installation of belting, carcass types, splicing, joints and pulleys, pulley lagging, life expectancy and maintenance, belt training and take-up configurations. The troughing strand, off-center loading, belt cleaning and skirts, drive motors and ramping, fluid coupling, and many other day to day operating and maintenance factors.

Dates and Costs for onsite training are negotiatble– contact the CMA to discuss your requirements

Each candidate receives a full set of notes.

A maximum of 20 candidates can be accommodated per course.

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Technical documents
Belt clamps -  DOWNLOAD
CMA Guideline – Safety around belt conveyors Rev04 -  DOWNLOAD
Generic geared reducers -  DOWNLOAD
Guide to SANS 1313 errors and corrections -  DOWNLOAD
Observation Guide -  DOWNLOAD
Pulley bearing support pedestals -  DOWNLOAD
Pulley repair guideline -  DOWNLOAD

Sole plates

Static shaft pulleys with internal bearings -  DOWNLOAD

The Conveyor Manufacturers Association membership, serving the bulk materials handling industry, comprises companies who design, manufacture and commission complete conveyor systems. Membership also includes manufacturers and suppliers of components for use in conveyor systems.