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Ship Loader

We offer two different systems for ship loading. Coarse bulk materials, such as clinker or lumpy ores, are loaded into bulk carriers via belt conveyor systems and a closed, vertical telescopic tube - for dust free and efficient transport. The loading of powdered goods is handled by fully enclosed loading machines – a remarkably eco-friendly solution.

Ship Loader

Transport of bulk material with ships

Bulk material has to be conveyed in large quantities. Building materials, coal, cereals, fodder, mineral compounds or products of the chemical industry are often loaded at the production location in suitable vehicles and transported as bulk cargo to other locations.

It is particularly important to provide technical loading and handling systems designed specifically for the product and adapted to the installation conditions. When dimensioning these systems, characteristics of the goods like bulk density, product temperature as well as flow properties are to be taken into account. Other important criteria are the loading capacity, weight and volume monitoring and dust-free, environmentally friendly operation.

  • Dust-free and environmentally friendly operation
  • High compatibility and flexibility
  • Automatic dispatch control
  • Comprehensive support
  • High throughput rates

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Application in the Mining Industry

Entire port terminals or a single barge loader – we offer the complete range of required equipment for the mining industry. Besides the conveying technology, we can supply the ship loading technology best suited for your task, be that a quadrant-type ship loader, a travelling ship loader with luffing and slewing gear or a barge loader with a telescopic conveyor.

Efficient Loading of Minerals onto Ships

For fast ship turnaround, it is optimal for the ship to not be required to move during the loading process. That means that the ship loader must be able to reach the entire length of the ship. This can be achieved by either using quadrant ship loaders with telescopic conveyors or by putting a ship loader on rails, allowing the ship loader to travel along the ship.

To reach the complete width of the ship, either a telescopic boom or conveyor can be used or a slewing gear can be applied. Depending on the material, also a throw-off belt conveyor can be used. If the vertical movement of the ship (due to the loading process and the tide) is small enough, a vertically fixed boom can be applied; otherwise it is necessary that the boom of the ship loader can be lifted.

Ship loader technology

The most common types of ship loaders are the stationary ship loader with telescopic boom, a ship loader with luffing and slewing gear and the ship loader with only a luffing gear. Due to space restrictions, it might be required that the ship loader is fed by a bucket elevator.

Depending on the material loaded, the standard troughed belt conveyor on the ship loader boom can also be replaced by a pneumatic conveying line or a screw conveyor.

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Customer Support for Ship Loaders

Competent engineering, fast and reliable on-site service as well as optimal spare parts supply round out our offering and ensure high reliability of the systems.

  • Customer Care
  • Parts Logistics
  • Hotline Support
  • Residential Service
  • Training and Qualification
  • Modernisation