Materials handling & logistics > Bulk material technology

Cutting-edge train unloader automation boosts Fortescue’s export capabilities

30 April, 2013 by Peter Newfield, Metso Minerals (Australia) Limted

In keeping with its growth strategy, Fortescue Metals Group (Fortescue) has successfully completed an upgrade to its bulk material handling facilities at Port Hedland that will pave the way to the company’s target export capacity of 155 million tonnes per annum (mtpa).

Flexicon Tip-Tite sanitary box tipper

19 March, 2013

The Tip-Tite sanitary box tipper is intended for tipping of bulk foods, pharmaceuticals and contamination-sensitive chemicals from boxes weighing up to 1134 kg.

High-intensity grinding at its finest

19 March, 2013 by Mattias Åstholm, Andres Paz and Eddie Jamieson*

It is a well-recognised fact that global ore grades are declining while commodity demands continue to rise. These ore bodies are increasingly complex, requiring a finer grind size for maximum mineral recovery and grade, and are setting new challenges, particularly for grinding technology.

Mobile bulk bag filling system

12 November, 2012

The latest mobile bulk bag filling system from Flexicon features an integral metal detector/separator and a tilt-down conveyor/feeder for dust-free filling at multiple locations.

Vanton Flex-I-Liner rotary non-metallic peristaltic pump

29 October, 2012

The Flex-I-Liner rotary peristaltic pump evacuates drums and totes containing acids, caustics, salts, chlorides and reagent grade chemicals, without corrosion or contamination.

Air springs overcome demands of fine minerals and powders handling

26 October, 2012

Powder-handling tasks typically impose rigorous demands upon the actuators and isolators used in their materials handling systems.

Flexicon Block-Buster bulk bag conditioner

09 October, 2012

The Block-Buster bulk bag conditioner features a hydraulically actuated, variable-height turntable for automated in-frame bag rotation and conditioning of bulk bags at varying heights.

Enmin FQIN model vibratory feeder controllers

30 August, 2012

Enmin’s digital frequency controllers assist users to find the correct resonance frequency to ‘tune’ electromagnetic vibratory feeders.

Flexicon manual dump system with compactor

26 July, 2012

The manual dump system from Flexicon collects dust generated during manual tipping, compacts empty bags and conveys bulk material downstream. The dust-free system comprises a receiving hopper, dust collector, bag compactor and flexible screw conveyor.

Outotec 500 m3 tank cell

20 July, 2012

Advances in flotation technology have contributed to developments in the large float cell category, with the TankCell e500 incorporating features such as forced-air technology.

Flexicon Multi-Purpose Filler

29 June, 2012

The Flexicon Multi-Purpose Filler dispenses bulk solid materials into boxes, drums and bulk bags, by weight.

K-Tron volumetric feeders

22 June, 2012

K-Tron offers a range of three volumetric feeders including the highly accurate bulk solids pump (BSP), single screw feeders and twin screw feeders.

Flexicon mobile bulk bag discharger with manual dump station and screw conveyor

01 June, 2012

Flexicon’s latest mobile half-frame bulk bag unloader with multipurpose hopper allows material to be discharged from bulk bags, manually tipped from sacks, and conveyed to downstream processes and storage vessels dust free.

Flexicon Block-Buster bulk bag conditioner

09 February, 2012

The Block-Buster bulk bag conditioner, with two hydraulic rams and specially contoured end plates, presses opposing sides of bulk bags, loosening material that has solidified during storage and shipment, enabling bulk bag unloaders to discharge it through bag spouts.

Stawell Gold recovery exceeds expectations through flotation upgrade

30 January, 2012

A major Australian gold mine at Stawell in Central Victoria has far exceeded its own expectations following an upgraded flotation circuit developed in partnership with Outotec Services.

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