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Ship Loading and Unloading Systems

Bühler ship loaders and unloaders offer their operators great versatility in their applications: Whether mobile or stationary, equipped with their own energy supply or supplied with electric power from the outside – they are sized to suit the different needs and can be tailored to the local conditions. The material is typically transferred to conveying systems which are permanently installed on the pier or directly to road or rail vehicles.

The mechanical ship unloaders supplied by Bühler are equipped with high-capacity chain conveyors and satisfy all the requirements for achieving efficient and trouble-free materials handling. The enclosed, sturdy conveyors of rain-proof and dust-tight design enable vessels of sizes up to 120,000 DWT (Dead Weight Tons) to be unloaded at throughput rates as high as 1400 metric tons per hour, depending on the specific class of ship. Loading is performed either through belt conveyors or chain conveyors and loading spouts.

To prevent dust emissions, the loaders can be provided with a loading head dust suppressor. Systems are possible with throughput rates up to 2400 metric tons per hour.