Flexicon: Fibreboard Drum Dumping Systems conditions Drums and discharges Material

Whitstable, United Kingdom A new TIP-TITE® Drum Dumping System from Flexicon automatically conditions fibreboard drums containing bulk solid material, dumps the material into downstream equipment, and accumulates empty drums on a roller conveyor for removal. Continue reading Flexicon: Fibreboard Drum Dumping Systems conditions Drums and discharges Material

CBH Group complete first Network Storage Project for 2019-20 Harvest

Perth (WA), Australia The CBH Group has completed the first of the permanent storage expansion projects for the 2019 harvest, with works at the Gairdner receival site unveiled to growers and industry stakeholders on August 9th, 2019. Expansion works at Gairdner, located 150 kilometres north-east of Albany, included the construction of two open bulkheads that have a combined storage capacity of 46,800 tonnes. It takes the total storage capacity at the site to over 293,000 tonnes. Continue reading CBH Group complete first Network Storage Project for 2019-20 Harvest

Design of a High Speed Transfer Chute in a confined Space – A DEM Case Study

By A. Edilbert , R. Spaargaren, C. Geijs, J. Ruijgrok, G. Lodewijks, D. Schott This paper aims to redesign a transfer chute as used in a Eurosilo system specifically for handling coal. The velocity of material vertically entering the chute was estimated at 15 to 34 m/s depending on the fill height of the silo. A three-stage approach was taken. First the existing situation with the highest velocity was modelled with DEM (Discrete Element Simulations), and the results of the wear profile on the existing chute were compared with practice. Secondly, three configurations were designed and the performance of these configurations in terms of wear volume were tested by simulation. Thirdly, and lastly, the performance of the configuration in terms of ensuring material flow through the chutes for a cohesive coal was evaluated. Based on the results of the simulation, two chute designs showed an improved performance where less wear was observed while securing flow through the chute. Continue reading Design of a High Speed Transfer Chute in a confined Space – A DEM Case Study

Holding the World together: Cement – Systems for a more Energy-efficient and environmentally friendly Production

By D. Rose Cement is the most commonly used building material worldwide. Its manufacture is challenging due to ever stricter environmental regulations and cost pressures because of large overcapacities. Cement manufacturers need support with systems and machines which, adapted to the market, increase the efficiency of their production and, thus, their competitiveness. Continue reading Holding the World together: Cement – Systems for a more Energy-efficient and environmentally friendly Production

Bulk Bag Discharging plus Pneumatic Conveying – Enhanced Handling Capacity Boosts Plastic Compounding Productivity

The recycling and reuse of plastic materials calls for the conversion of scraps into workable raw materials which involves the compounding and pelleting of the scrap materials. The process used by a Spanish manufacturer equires the addition of mineral powder prior to extruding. Replacing the formerly open bag with a big-bag emptying station provided for a more efficient production and a cleaner working environment. Continue reading Bulk Bag Discharging plus Pneumatic Conveying – Enhanced Handling Capacity Boosts Plastic Compounding Productivity

Controlling Material Flow in Pits: Complete Plant equipped with Belt Scales

By L. Henke Belt conveyors are the standard for the transport of materials in pits and quarries. To control the material flow and the inventory of these materials, belt scales turn out to be the optimum choice, as they are easy to retrofit in existing plants. Continue reading Controlling Material Flow in Pits: Complete Plant equipped with Belt Scales

Self-Contained Condition Monitoring of Conveying Systems: Sensing Idlers help Plant Operators to keep their Belt Conveyors running

By H. Eckhardt, A. Wahls Idlers can be a weak spot in conveyor belt systems with lengths of several km. If they heat up, this can lead to a breakdown of the system, or even an inflammation of the belt. Therefore, information about the state of the idlers is of paramount interest. Continue reading Self-Contained Condition Monitoring of Conveying Systems: Sensing Idlers help Plant Operators to keep their Belt Conveyors running

Transforming Waste to Value! Municipal Recovery Facility safes Resources and Dump Space

By P. Raschio , S. HuntMunicipal waste contains a high percentage of materials, whose recycling can be profitable due to the substitute of (limited) resources as well as saving valuable dump space. In Perth, Western Australia, a highly advanced facility has just gone operative. Continue reading Transforming Waste to Value! Municipal Recovery Facility safes Resources and Dump Space

If Crusher-Availability counts: Failure to adequately maintain Crushers comes at a high Price

By E. JonesFunctioning crushers are of paramount interest for the production of many mines and quarries. The following article runs through maintenance tasks a user might take to prolong the service life of his crusher. Continue reading If Crusher-Availability counts: Failure to adequately maintain Crushers comes at a high Price

Something Smells wrong: are Lives being put at Risk by Conveyor Belt Manufacturers

By Leslie David – The harmful and, in many cases, potentially lethal substances used in industrial manufacturing processes have been a cause for concern for many years not only amongst consumers but also those who come in contact with them in the course of their day-to-day work. When the European Union’s REACH regulation EC 1907/2006 came into force in June 2007 those concerns should have largely been dispelled. Continue reading Something Smells wrong: are Lives being put at Risk by Conveyor Belt Manufacturers

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