NATIONAL BULK EQUIPMENT: Automated Bulk Material Handling System
This fully automated, food-grade bulk material handling system reportedly was built to be compliance-ready at startup and to conform to the specific, regulated processes and practices of the wash-in-place (WIP) application. The integrated system includes a powered infeed conveyor; 2,000 lb.-capacity container lift carriage; 304-2b stainless steel custom discharge hood, surge hopper, and vibratory conveyor. The system is structurally designed with angled-plane, rounded-radius framework and highly finished plate to reduce solids build-up and speed moisture removal.
Internal and external welds of product contact areas are finished to a measured 32 Ra finish, reportedly eliminating ripples, pits, and crevices while aiding material release, cleanability, and inspection. The NBE RotoLink™ carriage linkage design provides the carriage a 500-lb lift advantage and an additional 15° of tip rotation compared to typical industry designs. This increasing input volume and improved material release eliminate costly material waste due to incomplete discharge. The RotoLink also enables the carriage to move in a smooth, continuous motion while also allowing for intermittent, start-stop of the carriage even during full-tote rotation.
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