What is Bulk (Material) Handling?
Bulk material handling is an engineering field that is focused on the design of equipment used for the handling of dry materials such as cement, ores, coal, cereals, wood chips, sand, gravel and stone in loose bulk form. It can also relate to the handling of mixed wastes.
Bulk material handling systems are typically composed of stationary machinery such as conveyor belts, screw conveyors, stackers, reclaimers, bucket elevators, truck dumpers, railcar dumpers or wagon tipplers, shiploaders, hoppers, transfer units, vacuum and diverters and various mobile (dock mobile, gantry mounted, floating or even road mobile) equipment such as loaders, mobile hopper loaders / (ship)unloaders, various shuttles, combined with storage facilities such as stockyards storage, flat stores, silos or stockpiles. Advanced bulk material handling systems feature integrated bulk storage (silos), conveying (mechanical or pneumatic), and discharge.
The purpose of a bulk material handling facility may be to transport material from one of several locations (i.e. a source) to an ultimate destination or to process material such as ore in concentrating and smelting or handling materials for manufacturing such as logs, wood chips and sawdust at sawmills and paper mills. Other industries using bulk materials handling include flour or cement mills and coal-fired utility boilers.
In ports handling large quantities of bulk materials continuous ship unloaders are replacing gantry cranes for more efficiency.
Lion Bulk Handling is mainly specialized in bulk handling solutions for dry bulk material systems or dry powder handling solutions. Materials such as cement, barite, bentonite, fly-ash, slag, alumina and many more granular powders.
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