Bucketwheel Reclaimers

The right Bucket Wheel Stacker - Reclaimer to meet your needs

Bucket wheel reclaimers are the ideal means of handling and moving large amounts of bulk materials in the shortest possible time. They can be designed as bucket wheel reclaimers or as combined bucket wheel stacker reclaimers for handling huge volumes of coal, ores, and other materials in ports, power plants, stockyards, or steel plants. Our bucket wheel reclaimers, which are the result of decades of experience and technical competence, combine robustness with outstanding speed and high throughputs. They are used worldwide in the handling of bulk materials such as coal, iron ore, petroleum coke, limestone, bauxite, lignite, phosphate, and other kinds of ore.

Suitable for almost all types of material
Utmost flexibility in stockyard management
Suitable for large-sized bulk materials
Stockyard machines can easily switch between different piles
Simultaneous stacking and reclaiming operations possible

A tradition of innovation

At thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions we have fully integrated the innovative know-how from two companies with histories stretching back over a century and which were known throughout the world for their excellent bucket wheel stacker reclaimer solutions: PWH Anlagen & Systeme and DEMAG Lauchhammer.

Since 1970, we have installed a total of 328 units in 38 countries, of which 52 were installed in 12 countries in the past ten years.


Bucket wheel reclaimers

Bucket wheel stacker/reclaimer at EMO terminal, Netherlands

Our boom bucket wheel reclaimers are machines designed to reclaim stockpiles on both sides of their rail track (parallel stockyard layout). The material is reclaimed from the stockpile into buckets as the bucket wheel rotates. Switching between stockpiles arranged in line (longitudinal stockyard layout) is also possible through luffing or slewing of the boom and subsequent long traveling. In combination with a separate stacker, this type of machine provides the highest flexibility for stockyard management operations, as well as enabling simultaneous stacking and reclaiming operations.

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Combined bucket wheel stacker-reclaimers

Bucket wheel stacker/reclaimer at ILVA steelworks, Italy

Our boom bucket wheel stacker-reclaimers combine the functions of a boom bucket wheel reclaimer and a stacker in a single machine. Thanks to a tripper car and reversible boom belt conveyor, this type of machine can also stack the incoming material into stockpiles. This functional integration means that boom bucket wheel stacker-reclaimers are a solution characterized by relatively low investment costs. Our combined bucket wheel stacker-reclaimers are available with a rigid, fold-down, retractable, shiftable or counter-directional tripper car.

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automation for bucket wheel reclaimers, click here!

Main components of bucket wheel reclaimers

Technical data of bucket wheel reclaimers

Product typeFree-flowing or sticky
Lump size up to 250 mm
Handling rateUp to 20,000 tph
Boom lengthUp to 67 m
Bucket wheel diameterUp to 14 m
Rail gaugeUp to 15 m
Able to pass stockpileYes

Bucket wheel stacker reclaimer - Environmental design

To meet today’s environmental and safety requirements, our bucket wheel reclaimers are generally equipped with all the necessary precautionary equipment and systems to minimize the impact of noise, dust emissions, etc. on operators and the surroundings. To specifically reduce dust emissions, an on-board water spraying system can be provided for our bucket wheel reclaimers, if required and specified. Additionally, the bucket wheel transfer point and conveyors of our boom-type bucket wheel reclaimers and stacker-reclaimers can be covered by hoods.

Digitalization & automation – bringing you practical benefits

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Plug & play – turnkey delivery

Through turnkey delivery of tested, preassembled bucket wheel reclaimers we ensure a ready-to-use solution for your stockyard. This brings you an immediate economic benefit combined with minimal on-site construction work.

How you benefit from turnkey delivery:

  • Time-saving erection on the manufacturer’s pre-assembly yard where tools, lifting equipment and a workshop are always available

  • Pre-commissioned bucket wheel reclaimers so only small adjustments are necessary at your site

  • Minimized stockyard downtime, even when replacing an existing machine.

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