Cable belt conveyors

Cable belt conveyors

Long distance, single flight, high capacity conveying from 1 km (0.62 mi) to over 30 km (18.64 mi)

Convey over difficult terrain, including low radius curves, with no intermediate material transfer points

High operating availability

Lower operating and maintenance costs - compared to other transporting methods

Less opportunity for spillage and material degradation with no intermediate transfer points

Positive tracking – allows the conveyor to handle intermittent loads from zero to full capacity without material shifting

  • Simple and robust
  • Conveying lengths from 1 km (0.62 miles) to 30 km (18.64 miles)
  • Able to negotiate horizontal curves down to 500 meters radii
  • Conveying capacity from 500 mtph to 4,000 mtph
  • Speeds from 3.0 meters per second to 7.5 meters per second
  • Wide range of materials with varying properties including density and lump size (e.g. coal, bauxite, potash, limestone, copper ore, nickel ore and iron ore)
  • No intermediate transfer points
Cable belt conveyor
Cable belt conveyor
How it works

Pre-troughed conveyor belt employs grooved shoe-forms on each side of the belt that ride on specially designed steel cables. The cables that drive the conveyor are supported, contained and directed throughout the length of the conveyor by line pulleys, which are bolted to the line stand frames. The conveyor variable speed drives can be located at either end. These systems can be driven by head, tail or intermediate drives depending on the varying applications and designs.


Cable Belt conveyors are ideal for:

  • Long-distance conveying
  • Where trucking material is costly
  • Site conditions with:
    -  Difficult and rugged terrain
    -  Temperature extremes
    -  Extreme elevation changes, steep inclines or steep declines (18 degrees max)
    -  Corridor restrictions (property acquisition, right of way, water crossings, road crossings, power line crossings, animal crossings)

Applicable industries:

  • Mining
  • Aggregates
  • Bulk ports and terminals
Cable belt conveyor

Parts and services

Metso Outotec’s deep equipment knowledge, coupled with access to the original design, technical specifications, and specialized parts allow for us to restore any conveyor to its optimal performance. As your OEM expert, Metso Outotec offers the right support, service, top-quality equipment, and parts/components. Through our heritage, we have over 60 years of experience in Cable Belt conveyors. All Metso Outotec replacement parts are designed to meet the precise specifications of the components of your conveyor. Original equipment replacement parts ensure proper fit and function.
Metso Outotec is the sole owner of the original drawings and product specifications to previously sold OEM brands. In addition to Metso Outotec equipment, we own the drawings for brands such as Cable Belt, Svedala, and Metso.


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