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Materials Handling

Your one-stop source for bulk Materials Handling technology and systems

For processed raw materials to reach their destination in optimum condition and without losses, bulk-handling systems have to be carefully designed and engineered. As one of the few full-line suppliers of such systems, we deliver cost-efficient, environmentally friendly solutions ranging from individual machines to complete turnkey installations for the mining, cement, chemical, and fertilizer industries, as well as for coal-fired power plants, metallurgical facilities, and steel mills – all from a single source.

Bulk materials handling technology and systems

1,500+ stockyard handling systems built

225+ wagon tipplers built

320+ port handling systems built

A comprehensive Materials Handling portfolio

Materials handling at thyssenkrupp stands for planningproject engineering, and the construction of complete transshipment systems for port terminals and storage facilities. Tailored bulk-handling systems ensure raw materials reach their destination cost-effectively and with minimum environmental impact. For raw materials handling at ports we offer highly efficient systems for loading and unloading seagoing and inland waterway vessels. Custom-designed rail car loading and unloading stations provide optimum links to the rail system.

In stockyards, our combined bucket wheel stacker/reclaimers can handle huge volumes of bulk materials. In longitudinal or circular stockyards, scraper-type units carry out the blending of coal, limestone, and fertilizers. For harder materials, and in particular ores, bridge-type bucket wheel systems or drum reclaimers are used. Special pipe conveyors are the optimal solution for ecofriendly handling of dusty materials in metallurgical plants, power stations, and cement works.

Stockyard systems

The main fields of application for stockyard systems include storage and blending facilities for import or export terminals, coal-fired power plants, mines, as well as steel, cement and sinter plants. Different types of stackers, such as luffing stackers, luffing and slewing stackers and circular stackers, are used to build stockpiles of different shapes and material composition characteristics (e.g. blending beds, storage stockpiles, etc.). We have supplied more than 315 stackers in the last five decades. Find out more about stackers.

Port Handling

Our port handling solutions include machines and systems such as ship loaders, continuous ship unloaders, and barge unloaders for the bulk loading and unloading of ships and barges at major harbors across the world. The bulk materials handled, including coal, iron ore, bauxite, fertilizer, etc., are intended for export or import.

Thanks to many different developments for all capacity ranges and areas of application you can select the most economical systems to suit your needs: traveling ship loaders with slewing and luffing booms, slewable systems with fixed pivot points and radial tracks, radial ship loaders, and special designs. Find out more about ship loaders.

Train loading / unloading

Train loading I thyssenkrupp

Train loading facilities load coal into block trains consisting of any number of open trucks of various capacities. Load-out stations are installed under suitable surge facilities designed to synchronize the material feed rate with the station load-out rate.

Conveyor systems

These conveyor systems are usually used to transport bulk material to other systems we offer that could be hundreds or thousands of meters apart. For example, in an export harbor conveyor systems transport bulk materials from storage facilities (stockyards) directly to ship loaders. Different types of conveyor systems, such as troughed overland conveys and pipe conveyors, are available to meet your specific requirements. Special pipe conveyors are the optimal solution for ecofriendly handling of dusty materials in metallurgical plants, power stations, and cement works.

Gear and drive units

Gear and drive units offer custom-designed solutions to suit specific applications, e.g. gear units for slew drives and for hoisting gear, complete drive units for bucket wheel reclaimers, crushers, apron feeders, etc.

Plough feeders

Plough feeders I thyssenkrupp

A rotary plough feeder is a heavy-duty machine used to reclaim stored bulk materials. The feeder is designed to operate in a tunnel beneath a storage pile or in bins or bulk vessels. A rotary plough feeder can be continuously traversed or positioned at any point along the reclaim shelf for maximum flexibility.

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