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February 25, 2010

84295.tifCar Pullers

These winch-based car puller systems position railcars under load out chutes during ship unloading. They provide accurate load control and bidirectional travel. The single-winch solution provides terminal operators with the heavy-duty load capacity required, at a fraction of the cost of conventional methods. A dual cable anchor design provides a closed-loop system, which allows the winch to move the railcars in two directions with the high level of load control needed. The winch system also provides the added benefit of all-weather durability with a high-grade epoxy finish for superior corrosion resistance. This single unit winch system provides enough power to securely move up to 10 railcars, rain or shine.
Thern Inc., Winona, MN 800-843-7648 www.thern.com

84296.tifBatch Blender

The second generation of the Guardian series batch weigh blender features a top-to-bottom electrical and mechanical redesign. The new color touch screen operator interface is now standard and can be remote mounted up to 1000 ft from blender. Using off-the-shelf electronics, the control system features optimized blender control software for improved accuracy and increased total blender throughput. Supply hoppers are designed as individual weldments, with no dividers, for better cleanout. Each hopper has one 90-degree side and no transition sections for improved material flow, and features access doors with redesigned latches.
Process Control Corp.,
Atlanta, GA 770-449-8810 www.process-control.com

 

 

84293.tifTanks and Silos

Columbian TecTank specializes in the turnkey production of shop-welded and bolted tanks and silos, from design, fabrication, and factory coating to field erection and service. These tanks are used for most varieties of dry bulk storage applications, including the storage of food and grain, chemicals and minerals, fly ash, cement, lime, and more. The technologically advanced powder epoxy coating is applied and thermally cured inside the factory under strict environmentally controlled conditions to ensure a long-lasting coating that delivers corrosion and abrasion resistance and extends the life of the tanks.
Columbian TecTank, Kansas City, KS 913-621-3700 www.columbiantectank.com

84294.tifEasy Plenum Replacement

Replacement bags are available for plenum-style collectors, whether for an OEM baghouse or an individually designed system. Free technical assistance ensures a match to your plenum design and a proper fit. Filters may be ordered with a zipper at the bottom for emptying or for use with a bucket or drum. Singed-surface scrimsupported felt promotes filtration of the finest wood dust, while offering durability and long life. Numerous options include clear viewports, belt loops for easy installation, and skirt to keep rim clean and facilitate dumping.
American Fabric Filter Co., Wesley Chapel, FL 800-367-3591 www.americanfabricfilter.com