Railcar Dumpers

Optimize your unloading process with a thyssenkrupp car dumper

Whatever your car dumper requirements, thyssenkrupp has the right solution to enhance the efficiency of your bulk handling operations.

How you benefit

Benefits of thyssenkrupp's car dumpers
  • Economical handling of large quantities of bulk materials
  • Enhanced efficiency through improved performance per hour
  • Safe operation during a large number of cycles
  • Solutions adapted to all kinds of open box wagons

Wagon unloading stations – reliable system solutions

Wagon unloading stations I thyssenkrupp

Wagon unloading stations are designed for unloading bulk material from railway wagons (aka railcars). At thyssenkrupp we can supply you with complete wagon unloading stations ranging from single to quadruple dumpers , and including all necessary additional equipment, such as positioners , (aka indexers, side arm chargers), hopper (aka bins), hopper discharge feeders, milling machines, wheel clamps, and transfer platforms for the emptied wagons. If you choose the dumper’s highest available extension stage, wagon unloading will take place fully automatically. Moreover, all our systems are tailor-made to our customers’ requirements.

Since wagon-unloading stations are part of the core equipment of a material handling plant , we pay special attention to delivering the most redundant design possible. That way, you can avoid downtime in material handling , even if minor components are defective. We analyze the steel structures using finite element methods and reinforce them through appropriate measures in the most highly stressed areas in order to make our dumpers as durable and reliable as possible.

The right car dumper to meet your needs

Rotary O-type dumper

car dumper I thyssenkrupp

O-type car dumpers are used to empty unit trains. As all wagons are of the same design and equipped with rotary couplings, these cars can be emptied without uncoupling. The axis of rotation of the tippler corresponds to the longitudinal axis of the wagon couplings. Clamping during the discharge process is usually hydraulic. This type of dumper can be used to unload one to four wagons simultaneously.

Rotary C-type dumper

Side-discharge tippler

Main components of car dumper

accessories of car dumper

Car dumper – standard accessories

The following standard accessories are usually supplied with a car dumper:

  • Wagon positioner : Shunts the wagons in and out of the car dumper
  • Wheel grippers : Hold the full and empty rakes of wagons on the inlet and outlet sides of the car dumper while they are not engaged with the wagon positioner
  • Apron feeders or other feeders suitable for the application: Remove the bulk material from underneath the hopper

Car dumper – optional accessories

Auxiliaries – all-in system solutions from thyssenkrupp

Side-arm chargers

Used to pull the train forward during the unloading cycles, to position the wagons to be emptied on the car dumpers platform , and to push the wagons that have already been emptied out of the dumper. thyssenkrupp builds side-arm pullers with a tractive force between 100kN and 1,350kN , driven either by pinions and racks or pulled by ropes and winches. The required tractive forces are calculated using simulation software .

Material hoppers

Milling and crushing machines

Hopper-discharge feeders

Wheel clamps

Transfer platforms