For many years the potential of utilizing standard ISO freight containers for storage and shipping of bulk solids has been recognized, and to date only exploited generally with free flowing granular materials.
The handling of bulk powders (flour, chemicals, fly ash, cement, etc) in this way has been limited by the difficulty of retrieving the powders, which can compact and consolidate.
Tipping of the container has always been seen as necessary and acceptable but flow can only be guaranteed if the powder is fluidised by mechanical means, or more preferably by aeration.
Modified containers are expensive and limited in general freight usage as they cannot be off hired. The containers are usually dedicated to a specific supply and returned to source empty.
Kockums Bulk Systems Pty Ltd have developed a fluidizing mat (KOCKUMAT) that is compatible with current systems comprising polyethylene container liners and cardboard bulkheads and is priced for single use, and is disposable or recyclable. (There is no return to source necessary).
Kockums Bulk Systems are well known for pneumatic conveying systems for powders and can supply integrated downstream equipment for transfer of powders to from the containers to bulk storage silos.
Shown left is Kockums KT75 pneumatic conveying system. Vacuum assistance is utilised for quick filling of the vessel and then conveyed in the convensional dense phase manner to the destination silo.
For further information about Container Unloading System visit Kockums Bulk Systems at http://www.kockumsbulk.com.au
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Providing Solutions To The Process Industry
Kockums Bulk Systems | System Solutions for Materials Handling
The Kockums Bulk Systems Group provide System Solutions in the Materials Handling field. Our product range and vast experience enables us to take on complete turnkey systems from raw product receipt into plant, to processing, right through to Palletising & Wrapping of finished goods.
Together with sister company Control Automation Pty Ltd, Kockums have developed and supplied some very prestigious systems in Australasia, and further afield in recent years. A very substantial wealth of information in handling powders and granules is a available in the Group based on a wide range of projects handled, and the very low staff turnover.
To compliment our standard product range is our ability to customise and develop our eqipment further to provide solutions to unique applications and industry condition.