Each day, limestone was transported to the cement plant of Secil Supremo Cimentos by hundreds of trucks, with a huge environmental impact: gas emissions, damage to the road, material spills. The loads are now carried via a FlyingBelt®, a transport solution with a very low environmental impact that is perfectly adapted to topographic constraints.
In Brazil, Supremo Secil Cimentos, one of the largest cement manufacturers in the country, entrusted the design and installation of an impressive FlyingBelt® on its site in Adrianópolis, five hours from São Paulo, to AGUDIO, the Group's material transport expert.
The company now benefits from an environmentally friendly and cost-effective alternative to the hundreds of trucks a day required to transport 720 tonnes of limestone from the quarry to the cement plant every hour. Despite significant topographic constraints, the FlyingBelt® crosses the valley over a distance of more than 1,700 metres and stands out for its record span of 850 metres, thereby outperforming all types of FlyingBelt® combined. After Barroso, constructed in 2016, this is the second FlyingBelt® installation in a cement plant in Brazil.
Open year round, this is the second FlyingBelt® installation in a cement plant in Brazil, after Barroso in 2016.
6 min 30s
720 tonnes of material per hour
for the project
suspended conveyor in the world
For this second installation in Brazil, after Barroso, which holds the record for the world’s longest suspended conveyor belt, Adrianópolis’s FlyingBelt® takes second place on the podium. Another record: the longest span in the world, 850 metres.
The FlyingBelt® helps to preserve the environment by significantly reducing pollutant emissions and overcoming the need for expensive, polluting road transport.
Adrianópolis FlyingBelt® in pictures
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