The material feeder will receive bulk fertilizers and grain directly from 45 t tipping trucks, and will discharge onto an ongoing Samson shiploader at a peak output rate of 625 m3/hr. It will complement the existing Samson shiploader with twin Samson feeders, which has been operating at the port since 2015, as well as another Samson shiploader that was supplied a few years earlier.
The feeder includes a 3 m wide rubber belted apron design unit mounted on a steel structure and supported by double apron bars located at every pitch of the conveyor chain. In order to accommodate a variety of trucks and loaders, the universal entry point includes a 4.5 m wide flared entry section, thus increasing the volume of the feeder entry and decreasing vehicle alignment time.
Because grain and fertilizers are free-flowing materials, Samson claims that the feeder features a cross-cleat belt for material adherence during transfer. The discharge chute and all possible hose ends, couplings and bolting are in stainless steel in order to prevent against corrosion and provide longevity when handling fertilizers.
In the statement, Samson claims that the feeder features forward mounted wheel units and is towable using the access ramps. For ship loading, the unit can be positioned at a 180-degree arc around the shiploader reception hopper.
The modular design of the feeder enables easy containerised transportation to the client’s site.
Read the article online at: https://www.worldfertilizer.com/materials-handling/04042018/samson-to-provide-mobile-material-feeder-for-estonian-port/