Multiple mechanical conveying methods are integrated into this automated bulk material handling system to move highly fibrous, non free-flowing material from infeed to discharge, from material conditioning to supply metering, and from metering to downstream processing. At infeed, a chain-driven live roller conveyor and an integrated, 3000-lb-capacity pop-up chain transfer conveyor move gaylords into position for automatic alignment with the gaylord dumper lift carriage. From the material conditioning stage, a 2500-lb/hr feed rate, continuous-duty weigh belt conveyor ensures accurate, reliable material supply. From material weighing an inclined, boxed-cleat belt conveyor delivers material to downstream processes at a final drive speed of up to 30 ft/min.
National Bulk Equipment Inc., Holland, MI 616-399-2220 www.nbe-inc.com