Rail & Road Transport

Fast, Safe Unloading of Bottom-Discharge Hopper Cars

The Boot-lift Railcar Connector automatically connects with the railcar and rises as the load empties out, maintaining an effective seal throughout the process.
Railcar Unloading
The Boot-Lift Railcar Connector from Martin Engineering improves the speed and safety of connecting a hopper car to under-track conveying systems, preventing the loss of material to wind or contamination without workers crawling under the car. Installed on the track flanges and powered by an air-over-hydraulic design, the boot rises to the unloading gates for clean, efficient unloading of bottom-discharge hopper cars. Sponge seals fit securely to the gates for a clean transfer of material to the conveying system.

Dump the Ore!

A train is approaching the railcar dumper at an iron ore smelter.
Unit Train Unloading
Unit trains are in common use when it comes to in-land transport of bulk solids over great distances. To keep the pace of transport, fast unloading is of paramount interest. How to afford fast unloading is described in this article.

Logistics in Mining and Minerals

Dust controlled ship discharge by rail mounted Eco Hopper at the port of Jurong.
Dry Bulk Logistics
Today raw material transport over great distances is a standard procedure in the minerals and metals industries. Industrial minerals are now shipped across the globe in vast volumes demanding efficient logistics to minimise both the cost of transportation and the carbon footprint. Especially under these circumstances, ingenious solutions for the handling of material during storage and transshipping can help save the pivotal dollar.

Upcoming Events

Facebook