DSI Exhibiting and Key Officers Speaking at SME Annual Conference & Expo

DSI will have their interactive model of the Sandwich belt high angle conveyor at booth #2610.

Marietta, GA – Dos Santos International will once again exhibit at the SME Annual Conference & Expo in Minneapolis, MN.  The show is an annual event recognized by industry, academia and government professionals in the mining industry.  The 2018 SME Annual Conference & Expo will take place February 25-28, 2018 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, MN.  The DSI booth will display their interactive model of their flagship system, the DSI Sandwich belt high angle conveyor.  This offers attendees an opportunity to see up close the ability of the sandwich belt high angle conveyor.  In addition to exhibiting at the show, both Joe and Marc Dos Santos, owners of Dos Santos International, will be presenting papers at the Bulk Material Handling:  New Technology & Concepts in Bulk Material Handling session.

Joe Dos Santos will present The Vital and Missing “C” in IPCC – the Lost Opportunity of High Angle Conveying in IPCC at 9:05 a.m. in Auditorium Room 2 on Tuesday, February 27.  Joe will discuss how the high angle conveyor offers the link to optimization of any IPCC system, and how the current alternative to conveyors is even larger haul trucks at great operating and environmental costs.  Though the primary purpose is to demonstrate suitability for open pit mining applications, his presentation will recap the early development of he latest sandwich belt high angle conveyors and their commercialization over the last 30 years.  He will highlight features that make Dos Santos Sandwich belt high angle conveyor particularly energy efficient and suitable for use in the harsh requirements of the IPCC systems.  Learn how the industry continues to struggle with the use of conventional conveyors and haul trucks to achieve the high angle function.  If your latest project is in need of a reliable, cost efficient means of transporting bulk materials at the highest of angles, you must attend this educational session from one of the most knowledgeable minds in materials handling.

Joe is the inventor of the Sandwich belt high angle conveyor.

Joe is the inventor of the DSI Sandwich belt high angle conveyor and has worked in the field of bulk materials handling for over 40 years.  He has published several major study reports on high angle conveyors and has written numerous technical articles on modern continuous haulage systems and equipment.  He is the inventor of four US and foreign patents covering the sandwich belt high angle conveyor system.  Joe is a registered professional engineer an holds licenses in several states and is a member of the Society of Mining Engineers.

Following Joe’s presentation at 9:35 a.m., Marc Dos Santos will present The Adder Snake:  Low to High Angle Conveying with No Transfers.  Marc will present his recently patented Adder Snake, and how it eliminates transfers by directly enveloping a conventional conveyor belt into a sandwich belt high angle conveyor to elevate the material to a clean and complete discharge.  His presentation will compare the Adder

Marc will introduce his newly patented DSI Adder Snake.

Snake to current haulage technology and summarize the benefits of merging long conveyors into the elevating system, uniting historically distinct systems into a single conveying system without the expense of intermediate transfers.

Marc has been exposed to the sandwich belt high angle conveyor for almost 40 years, as he is the son and business partner of Joe Dos Santos.  Marc has continued to further the development of the technology throughout his career, including complete design, engineering and execution of many DSI Sandwich belt installations, studies spanning the materials handling realm and advancement of the DSI in-house conveyor analysis software, ExConTec.

Dos Santos International is the world’s foremost authority on sandwich belt high angle conveyors. The company was founded and is currently led by the inventor of the system, Joseph Dos Santos.  DSI is known for its extensive worldwide experience in sales, engineering, and construction of bulk materials handling systems and equipment. This has included major contributions that have expanded the range of bulk handling and transport solutions. Most notably advances in sandwich belt high angle conveyors have led to their worldwide utilization. The expertise of DSI spans a wide range of materials handling systems and equipment including high angle conveyors, high powered, high capacity, high lift slope conveyors and long overland conveyors utilizing the very latest technology.