01 May 2018 Dry Bulk | Engineering & Equipment The new mobile Samson® material feeder will receive bulk fertilizers and grain direct from 45-tonne tipping trucks and will discharge onto an ongoing SAMSON shiploader at a peak output rate of 625m3 per hour. This material feeder will complement the existing SAMSON shiploader with twin Samson® feeders which has been active at the Port of Sillamae, Estonia, since 2015 and another SAMSON shiploader supplied a few years earlier. ABOUT THE AUMUND GROUP The AUMUND Group is active worldwide. The conveying and storage specialist has special expertise at its disposal when dealing with bulk materials. With their high degree of individuality, both its technically sophisticated as well as innovative products have contributed to the AUMUND Group today being a market leader in many areas of conveying and storage technology. The manufacturing companies AUMUND Fo¨rdertechnik GmbH (Rheinberg, Germany), SCHADE The mobile Samson® feeder includes a 3m-wide rubber belted apron design unit mounted on a steel structure and supported by double apron bars located at every pitch of the conveyor chain. To accommodate a variety of trucks and loaders the universal entry point includes a 4.5m-wide flared entry section thus increasing the volume of the feeder entry and reducing vehicle alignment time. As fertilizers and grain are free-flowing materials this material feeder is fitted with a cross-cleat belt for material adherence during transfer. The discharge chute and all possible hose ends, couplings and bolting are in stainless steel to prevent against corrosion and provide longevity when handling fertilizers. The Samson® feeder has forward mounted wheel units and is towable using the access ramps. For shiploading the unit can be positioned at a 180° arc around the shiploader reception hopper. The modular design of the Samson® feeder allows for easy containerized transportation to the client’s site. Lagertechnik GmbH (Gelsenkirchen, Germany), SAMSON Materials Handling Ltd. (Ely, England), as well as AUMUND Group Field Service GmbH and AUMUND Logistic GmbH (Rheinberg, Germany) are consolidated under the umbrella of the AUMUND Group. The global conveying and storage technology business is spearheaded through a total of 15 locations in Asia, Europe, North and South America and a total of five warehouses in Germany, USA, Brazil, Hong Kong and Saudi Arabia.