Transporting the tons of heavy material from mines to crushers to the stockpile requires extremely specific machinery. Maquiaridos, a Spanish company, specializes in creating conveyor systems that are flexible enough to meet the diverse needs of their clientele. Not every design will fit every mine, so their designs need to be flexible.


To avoid starting from scratch with each design, Marquiaridos developed a modular system for its conveyor belts. This makes its solutions “totally versatile and functional and allows [Maquiaridos] to equip customers with a whole range of accessories.”

These custom conveyor systems can include features like walkways, side protection, and top covers. Everything can be assembled using nuts and bolts, removing the need for welding.


To ensure all the engineering this takes doesn’t compromise project deadlines, Marquiaridos evaluated various 3D conveyor system design software tools. In the end, they chose PTC Creo, because of its ease of use, which helped their engineers produce new designs 50% faster than before. In the future, they’ll use this capability to create more sophisticated solutions.

“We have streamlined the process of designing parts and assemblies,” says Álvaro Pozo. “This allows us to increase design complexity while reducing errors in manufacturing.”

Mark Edward, one of Maquiaridos’ clients in Australia, had this to say: “They’ve put a lot of smart engineering into the design of their equipment. They come in modules and flat pack into containers. Typical systems are designed and assembled using modules from 1m to 12m in length, so they all fit in a 40-foot container. They get pre-assembled, pre-commissioned and then flat packed and sent to site. They use European quality components: SEW gear boxes and motors, Sandvik rollers and belt cleaners, Schneider Electric switching, belts are Dunlop and Continental — so they don’t cut any corners.”


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