Why it is important
Material handling is one of the most important aspects to be considered whenever we design our manufacturing plant, we have to see that
the material handling is easy,cost-effective and efficient if our bulk material handling system is not efficient, not effective too much time is wasted in taking the material from one place to another place,
or the breakdowns are very very frequent in these cases the overall manufacturing activity stops, so it is important to understand the bulk material handling.
What is Bulk material handling
Bulk material handling is simply picking up, moving and lying down of material through manufacture.
Bulk material handling is the movement and storage of material at the lowest possible cost through the use of proper method and equipment.
Bulk material handling concentrate on the design of equipment used for the handling of dry materials such as ores, coal, cereals, wood chips, sand, gravel and stone in loose bulk form. It can also relate to the handling of mixed wastes.
Bulk material handling systems include
1. conveyor belts
2. Screw conveyors
3. Tubular drag conveyors
4. Moving floors, toploaders
5. Bucket elevators
6. Truck dumpers, railcar dumpers
7. ship loaders Hoppers
8. Tubular drag conveyors
1. Ship unloader
4. Advanced bulk material handling systems
Pneumatic bulk material handling equipment designed to transport your dry bulk materials within your process.
This is done with a type of conveyor such as a belt conveyor, bucket elevator, pneumatic conveyor,
Pneumatic conveying system is the core of a bulk material handling system. A pneumatic conveying system is a method by which dry bulk materials or powders are transported from a source to a destination.
pneumatic conveying system include an air source, an infeed device, a conveying line, a receiver and dust filtration. Pneumatic conveyors are characterized by pressure or vacuum systems and use either a dilute phase or dense phase technology to transport material
A silo is a structure for storing bulk materials.