SIMEC Mobile Hopper

WGA developed the design of a travelling hopper that could accept product from a large mobile harbour crane (MHC) and from the ship’s cranes, then feed the product onto the existing wharf conveyor at a controlled rate. Various constraints governing the design were taken into consideration, such as the reach and height of the ship’s cranes at low tide, the size of the large MHC grab, and the layout of the wharf conveyor and existing crane rails.
The final design included a double hopper with twin belt feeders, mounted on a motorised bogie arrangement that could travel along the wharf to suit the location of the ship’s cranes.

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