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Article | September 13, 2012
National Bulk Equipment’s multiple mechanical conveying methods use integrated automation to move highly fibrous, non free-flowing, dissimilar material from infeed to discharge, from material conditioning to supply metering, and from metering to downstream processing.
At infeed, a chain-driven live roller conveyor, and an integrated, 3,000-lb. capacity, pop-up chain transfer conveyor, move gaylords into position for automatic alignment with the gaylord dumper lift carriage. From the material conditioning stage, a 2,500 lb./hr. feed rate, continuous-duty weigh belt conveyor ensures accurate, reliable material supply. From material weighing, an inclined, boxed-cleat belt conveyor delivers material to downstream processes at a final drive speed of up to 30 ft./min.
The company’s integrated automation architecture brought together legacy downstream equipment automation and NBE systems automation to a single, menu-driven HMI, designed and built by NBE. Process-wide operations, including controls, sensors, monitoring, and reporting are integrated to a UL-listed panel built by NBE.
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