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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  
Diploma in Design Operations of Belt Conveyors

About this course

An intensive course on how conveyors operate and how their various components are designed. Features include a thorough understanding of all the components of a conveyor, solving common problems, avoiding pitfalls, idler and pulley selection, catalogue selection of motors, reducers, and couplings with the main emphasis on the design of the conveyor system. Calculations to determine the belt tension and power requirements and the belt class for the application as well as the belt tensioning system criteria are also extensively covered.

Young engineers and technicians entering the bulk materials handling industry, or personnel already employed in the industry who wish to move their career up a gear, estimators, cost engineers and other project management personnel, and anyone wishing to improve their knowledge of the bulk materials handling industry with specific reference to belt conveyors would benefit.

Candidates receive a manual of the training material that may be used both during the examination and later as a reference in their daily work. The open-book examination is written on the last day of the training course, under the supervision of an invigilator. Candidates who achieve 70% and more in the written examination will receive a Diploma as a mark of their competency.

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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.