For closing bins, hoppers and silos containing powders or granular materials, or to close screw conveyor outlets, butterfly valves are the most commonly used devices.
Schwerstarbeiter Verladegarnituren: Optimale und sichere Verladung von Schüttgütern
Schüttgüter werden heute in nahezu allen Industriebereichen verwendet: Als Rohmaterial, das während der Produktion zu Zwischen- und Endprodukte verarbeitet wird, oder als Endprodukt selbst. Und das je nach Produktionsumfang in unglaublich großen Mengen – täglich. Um Produktions- bzw. Lieferengpässe zu vermeiden, müssen die Materialien in ausreichender Menge beschafft, bevorratet, und der Produktion oder Distribution zugeführt werden. In Zeiten von Global Procurement und Supply-Chain-Management werden Schüttgüter in Massen auf Schiffe, Bahnwaggons oder Fahrzeuge verladen und weltweit auf verschiedenen Transportwegen bewegt. Und auch hier gilt: Zeit ist Geld. Insbesondere bei großen Schüttgut-Umschlagsorten wie See- und Binnenhäfen oder Abfertigungsbereiche großer Produktionsbetriebe gleichen die Be- und Entladeprozesse einem Uhrwerk – die Abläufe werden oft minuziös geplant und gesteuert, was die Prozesse zwar effizient und wirtschaftlich, aber sehr störungsanfällig macht.
ZH Loading Bellows are used for efficient, dust controlled discharging of dry, dusty bulk solids into open lorries or trucks.
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For more than 140 years, Windmöller & Hölscher has been constantly demonstrating its innovative power and is today one of the leading suppliers of machinery and systems for production and converting of flexible packagings. Our passion for innovation has been the driving force keeping our company young, dynamic and flexible.
We offer our customers a broad range of machinery and equipment ranking among the best in the field of extrusion, printing and conversion. Top quality, innovative ideas, optimized engineering concepts and, last but not least, first class service are attributes our customers can take for granted.
As a company with global activities, we see ourselves as a partner and system provider offering its customers everything from the single source: from expert advice and engineering to the delivery of high quality machines and complete packaging production facilities. Special areas such as the complete reconditioning of used equipment are taken care of by our affiliate Garant.
Concentrating all our resources on the three business units ‘extrusion’, ‘printing’, and ‘conversion’ is one of the keys to the success of Windmöller & Hölscher. Comprehensive know-how of the production processes associated with these machinery categories allows us to constantly develop trailblazing innovative solutions. The result of this policy is a carefully selected and well matched range of high performance machines and systems which can rightly claim to be unequalled with respect to breadth and depth:
• Blown and Cast Film Lines
• Flexographic and Gravure Printing Presses
• Surface Finishing Machines
• Paper Converting Machines
• Film and Woven Plastic Processing Machines
• FFS Packaging Systems
Our staff’s dedication and commitment, who never tire of developing new ideas and upgrading and optimizing existing systems with a passion, is another significant pillar of our success. Meeting the requirements of the market and constantly improving our customers’ production processes are challenges our staff would take up with enthusiasm. Their commitment is the basis of Windmöller & Hölscher‘s market leadership in the flexible packaging sector over many decades.
It is our customers, however, who have the greatest share in our success and market position. Knowing that they will get from us the perfect solution for their specific production requirements, they put their trust in us and rely on our most advanced machinery and equipment.
Windmöller & Hölscher equipment and systems are currently in operation in more than 130 countries and at more than 5,000 customer plants, which impressively proves that we live up to our company maxim “Passion for Innovation”.
When controlled feeding from or into silos and hoppers in a very confined space is required rotary valves are the ideal solution.
When in multiple container mode, the NBE variable container filling system uses an automated, vibratory densifier pad to individually densify each drum on a pallet.
Video of a fictional food processing installation by J-Tec
In almost every installation raw materials (powders or liquids) may be intended for immediate use, but could also be stored in silos or other intermediate facilities before being called for production.