Joy (former Continental), Belt Storage Unit, Terminals


Joy Belt Storage Unit

  • Available in single or multiple lap configurations
  • Capable of carriage travel in excess of 1’/second and system response time of 20 milliseconds
  • Available storage capacities from 600-1200 ft. standard
  • Allows the TBM to advance 300-600 ft. uninterrupted

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The Joy belt storage unit consists of a bolted construction rail system, stationary pulley cluster, rolling carriage, and a winch assembly.

Designed for automatic operation

The carriage and belt supports (drop-off carriages) are designed with vee-grooved wheels. These wheels move along inverted angles that are secured to heavy-duty I-beams and automatically drop return belt supports (drop-off carriages) at set intervals along this unit as the belt is stored. The drop-off carriages are then automatically retracted as the carriage move backs.

Designed for easy installation and relocation

The rugged framework and carriages are substantial enough to withstand rigorous mining conditions, but are also portable enough for movement between installations. For relocation, the winch and moveable carriage are removed and frame is disassembled into sizes conducive to your environment. After re-assembly, the wire rope is re-attached to the carriage and the unit is ready to operate. Because of its modular design, no tedious reducer/motor/winch realignment is necessary.

Designed for flexibility

Joy belt storage units are available in single or multiple lap configurations. When our belt storage units are combined with our all-electric constant tension winches, carriage travel in excess of 1’/sec and system response times of 20 milliseconds are possible.