Jörgen Ojeda, director, mobile unloaders at Bruks, says: “The port-mobile unloader was initially launched to challenge the limitations of pneumatic discharge systems used in grain handling. However, we realised that, as well as ensuring high-capacities, no spillage and close-to-zero dust emissions, it delivers many distinct benefits when handling all these materials.”
“One of the greatest advantages of unloading dry bulk, especially more delicate cargoes, with screw-conveyor technology is the low material degradation rates, minimising the production of powdery fines,” Ojeda continues. “Like all Siwertell unloaders, port-mobile units offer a steady conveying velocity, with no particle collisions or crushing forces, which is in contrast to the cargo degradation concerns that traditionally accompany pneumatic unloaders.”
Bruks says both the 400t/h and 600t/h versions of the port-mobile unloader can discharge vessels up to 60,000 dwt.
They are fitted with a low weight, rubber-tired gantry, which moves the unit to wherever it is needed along the quay.
According to Bruks, the port-mobile unloader can reposition its +/- 30-degree articulating conveyor arm and reach all areas of the cargo hold including underneath the hatch corners.