Powder/Bulk Solids is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Utility Menu

Powder/Bulk Solids

The Source for Dry Processing and Bulk Handling Technology

Schade Bridge Reclaimer with Active Harrow to Homogenize Coal Mix

May 23, 2019

The Australian mining company South32 has awarded Schade Lagertechnik GmbH an engineering order for a harrow modification, which became necessary after the alteration of the coal specification at the DMO (Douglas-Middelburg Optimization) coal mine in South Africa.

SCHADE active harrow (example)

DMO operates a coal mine in the Province of Middelburg, about 160 km east of Johannesburg, to supply a neighboring power plant. As the coal is getting more and more difficult to blend, the bridge reclaimer in the stockpile will be equipped with a specialized Schade active harrow, to ensure homogenization of the coal. In addition, the capacity of the bridge reclaimer will be greatly expanded by 1800 tn/hr, to 2400 tn/hr.

The order, which will be completed next year, comprises the design and engineering of the active harrow, a new reclaimer chain system including drive units, and an upgrade to the electrical components.