Barberton (OH), USA – The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) has been awarded a United States patent for a Submerged Grind Conveyor (SGC) system, a cost-effective coal ash conveyor system that enables utilities to reduce water usage and their reliance on ash storage ponds, which could result in significant cost savings for utilities. Continue reading Babcock & Wilcox awarded Patent for new Coal Ash Conveyor
By U. Mentges –Phosphate is an indispensable material for growth and thriving of plants, animals and men. As phosphate ore is only available in limited supplies in very few regions of the world it is of paramount importance to make extraction of the material as sustainable as possible. Continue reading More economic Open Pit Mining: In-pit Crushing and Conveying System in Phosphate Mining
For the enlosed conveying of powdery or granular products may happen in pneumatic as well as in mechanical systems. An interesting alternative are aero-mechanical systems, which allow very gentle conveying even of friable products. Continue reading Entirely Dust-free: Hybridysing Pneumatic and Mechanical Conveying for Bulk Material Handling
Wolfurt, Austria – The RopeCon system which transports platinum ore from Booysendal South to the existing processing plant has recently gone into operation. The South African mining company Booysendal Platinum (Pty) Limited, a subsidiary of Northam Platinum Limited, is relying on technology by Doppelmayr for their expansion project at the Booysendal concession. Every hour, at least 909 tons of material will be transported over a distance of approx. 4.8 km through hilly terrain. Continue reading Doppelmayr: RopeCon Conveying System at Booysendal Platinum up and running
Hoeng, Denmark – A pendulum bucket elevator is the obvious choice for gentle and flexible conveying of bulk products, but when it comes to fine powders and very abrasive products this is still a challenge. Simatek Bulk Systems introduced a new Forced Feeding System which – in combination with other initiatives – makes pendulum bucket elevators very suited for conveying complex powders with poor flow properties, as well as being fragile, abrasive or explosive. Continue reading Simatek Bulk Systems: Forced Feeding System makes Bucket Elevators suited for Complex Powders
Somerset (NJ), United States – Process equipment manufacturer Gericke USA, has unveiled the Pulse-Flow™ PTA dense phase pneumatic conveying system. Featuring a proprietary design, the Pulse-Flow pneumatic conveying system directs the air or nitrogen into the pressure vessel and pipeline in timed, regular pulses that form the dry material into separate, wavelike, pulsed slugs. Continue reading Gericke USA: New Dense Phase System uses Low Velocity Slugs to protect Sensitive Products
Lawrenceville (GA), USA – WAM USA, a member of WAMGROUP, offers an online configurator tool that allows to easily configure and design a CEMA Screw Conveyor. This online tool is based on the company’s understanding of the ever-growing need of engineers and project managers for easy-to-use online tools and, at the same time, readily available 3D models of CEMA screw conveyors.
Salina (KS), United States – This comprehensive course offered by the K-State Bulk Solids Innovation Center covers various topics related to bulk solids, pairing classroom instruction with practical exercises. Course content will help an employee better understand bulk solids handling, storage, and flow behavior to enhance their comfort level and ability to problem solve when working with bulk solids.
Whitstable, United Kingdom – A new Flexicon Low Profile Flexible Screw Conveyor with integral bin and castor-mounted frame can roll below mezzanines and other low-headroom areas, receive material from overhead equipment, and discharge the material into process equipment and vessels throughout the plant.
Chicago (IL), United States – A large flour producer in the US manufactures and distributes corn flour as an ingredient in various food products. Roughly one year ago plant engineers installed three 6-inch Chain-Vey tubular drag conveyors for the transport of yellow and white corn flour. The Chain-Veys supplied by Modern Process Equipment (MPE) replaced screw conveyors and pneumatic conveyors that resulted in poor customer feedback with product being out of spec.