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1. (WO2019028505) MODULAR RELOCATABLE CONVEYOR
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THE CLAIMS DEFINING THE INVENTION ARE AS FOLLOWS:

1. A conveyor for conveying ore material in a mining operation, wherein the conveyor includes a plurality of structure modules which are coupled together to form the conveyor, and wherein the structure modules are adapted to facilitate dismantling of the conveyor at a first location and reassembly of the conveyor at a different, second location.

2. A conveyor as claimed in claim 1, wherein the structure module is adapted to be removed from the assembled conveyor at said first location, transported, stored and reassembled at said second location as an assembled unit.

3. A conveyor as claimed in claim 1 or claim 2, wherein the module includes guarding, and the guarding is able to be left assembled on the module throughout the process of disassembling and reassembling the conveyor.

4. A conveyor as claimed in any one of claims 1 to 3, wherein the module includes idlers for supporting a belt, and the idlers are able to be left assembled on the module throughout the process of disassembling and reassembling the conveyor.

5. A conveyor as claimed in any one of claims 1 to 4, wherein the module includes electrical wiring, and the electrical wiring is able to be left assembled on the module throughout the process of disassembling and reassembling the conveyor.

6. A conveyor as claimed in claim 5, wherein the electrical wiring includes a coupling at each end of the module for coupling to the electrical wiring of a neighbouring like module.

7. A conveyor as claimed in any one of claims 1 to 6, wherein the module includes a terminal box, and the terminal box is able to be left assembled on the module throughout the process of disassembling and reassembling the conveyor.

8. A conveyor as claimed in any one of claims 1 to 7, wherein the structure modules are fitted with lifting points.

9. A conveyor as claimed in any one of claims 1 to 8, wherein the structure modules are labelled with mass and/or centre of gravity.

10. A conveyor as claimed in any one of claims 1 to 9, wherein the conveyor includes a series of regular fixed anchor points that lock structure alignment of the conveyor.

11. A conveyor as claimed in claim 10, wherein each of the regular fixed anchor points provides a reference point for alignment of structure during installation.

12. A conveyor as claimed in any one of claims 1 to 11, wherein the module includes inverted return idlers arranged to shed water from a belt of the conveyor.

13. A conveyor as claimed in claim 12, wherein the inverted return idlers are arranged at a maximum spacing of 500 metres.

14. A conveyor as claimed in any one of claims 1 to 13, wherein each structure module has a length between 6 metres and 12 metres.

15. A conveyor as claimed in any one of claims 1 to 14, wherein the structure module is arranged to be stackable on another like module.

16. A conveyor as claimed in claim 15, wherein the structure module is arranged such that, when stacked on another like module, a stringer of the structure module is generally parallel to a stringer of the like module.

17. A conveyor as claimed in claim 15 or claim 16, wherein the structure module is arranged such that, when stacked on another like module, a stub of the structure module is generally parallel to, and sits forward or rearward, in a direction of movement of the conveyor, of a stub of the like module.

18. A conveyor as claimed in any one of claims 15 to 17, wherein the structure module is arranged such that, when stacked on another like module, the structure module is offset in a direction of movement of the conveyor, forward or backward, relative to the like module.

19. A conveyor as claimed in claim 16, wherein the structure module has removable legs to facilitate dense stacking of the modules.

20. A method of installing a conveyor as claimed in claim 1, including the steps of decoupling structure modules of the conveyor at the first location, transporting the modules from the first location to the second location, and recoupling the structure modules at the second location, wherein each of the modules is maintained as an assembled unit throughout the method.