Conveyor systems provide an efficient, reliable, cost-effective and lower-risk method of removing muck and spoil from tunneling excavation sites. Since the late 1980s, when the benefits of using conveyor systems in tunneling projects first became apparent, we have been a worldwide leader in the manufacture and sale of conveyors designed and built& to withstand the harsh conditions associated with tunnel construction.

We provide all conveyor-based material handling equipment necessary for removing muck and spoil from tunnel excavation sites. This equipment is specifically engineered to smoothly handle the transport of materials from the tunnel excavation site to the surface and beyond.

Joy (former Continental Conveyors), Drives, Surface conveyor systems terminals

Joy Drives

  • Designed for your specific application
  • Designed for optimum availability and reliability
Joy (former Continental), Takeup Unit, Terminals

Joy Take-ups

  • All-electric and hydraulic are available
  • Provides a smooth conveyor start, regardless of loading conditions
Joy (former Continental Conveyors), Tail section, Surface conveyor systems terminals

Joy Tail Sections

  • Varying heights available for your specific applications
  • Variety of pulley arrangements available 
Joy (former Continental Conveyors), Belt Winder and Pinch Roll Drive, Tunneling conveyor systems terminals

Joy Belt Winder and Pinch Roll Drive

  • Simplifies and improves handling of your conveyor belt
  • Provides constant winding speed and pull to belt roll
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
Joy (former Continental Conveyors), Discharge Unit, Surface conveyor systems terminals

Joy Discharges

  • Designed for your specific application
  • Various discharge heights available
Joy (former Continental), Controllers, Terminals

Controllers Provided by Joy

  • Controllers for main and tripper drives
  • Proven start packages, including DC, VFD, and active coupling
Joy (former Continental Conveyors), HC Series Idler, Tunneling conveyor systems structure

Joy Idlers and Return Rolls

  • Options that meet light- to heavy-duty applications
  • Ball bearing and tapered roller bearing options
Joy (former Continental Conveyors), LRC, Tunneling conveyor systems structures

Joy Idler Options

  • Light- to heavy-duty designs available
  • Ball bearing and tapered bearing options available
Joy (former Continental Conveyors), Related Structure Equipment, Tunneling conveyor systems structure

Joy Related Structure Equipment

  • Available in a wide range of sizes to suit your application
  • Wall-, roof-, or floor-mounted
Joy, HAC System for Tunneling

HAC System for Tunneling

  • Uses standard idlers and rolls for quick and easy component replacement
  • May be shortened or lengthened or have the conveying angle altered for a new location