Technibelt was commissioned to investigate high belt scraper component failure rates at a hard rock mine in NT. Major structural component failures were significant. However, unacceptably high consumable component failure rates (ranging from less than one shift to less than 4 weeks on critical conveyors) were of greatest concern. Through an extensive R&D program, Technibelt designed and implemented a series of cost-effective, innovative, engineered and tested solutions to optimise belt scraper performance. Since the upgrade, there have been no major structural component failures and consumable component life exceeds the shut interval on all conveyors.