solutions for a range of industries. In the dry cargo
connectors, power chains and crane controllers. Its
and stockyards around the world.
located on China’s east coast.
Miller, managing director of Cavotec Shanghai.
the same capacity.
south east of Beijing. The State Development and
Investment Corporation Caofeidian Port Co. Ltd.
oversees and manages the extension project.
US$800 million), and is set to increase handling capacity to around 100mt (million tonnes) per year.
Aiming always to be ‘a step ahead in technology’, Elecon
Engineering has always striven to introduce the most modern
equipment to help it customers worldwide.
The name ELECON derives from being a two-product
company (ELEvators and CONveyors). The company has grown
to become one of Asia’s largest bulk material handling equipment
manufacturers. Today, it is the largest single company, and has a
composite range of almost all types of bulk material handling
equipment and products — its equipment services core sectors
like steel, fertilizer, cement, coal, lignite and iron ore mines,
power stations, etc.
Being a pioneer in the introduction of bulk material handling
equipment to India, with the support of its highly trained and
skilled workforce, it has been able to execute orders for
complete system design, engineering, manufacturing, supply,
erection and commissioning on a turnkey basis for: crushing,
screening, stacking, blending and reclaiming plants for bulk
materials such as coal, lignite, limestone, iron ore, bauxite, rock
phosphate and fertilizers.
Today, its range of products includes: crawler-mounted tippers,
twin boom stackers, mobile wagon loaders, circular stockpiles,
bridge-type bucketwheel reclaimers, bridge-type scraper
reclaimers, wagon marshalling equipment, side arm chargers, rail
pusher cars, shiploaders, stacker/reclaimers, barrel-type blender
reclaimers, portal scraper reclaimers, wagon tipplers rota side
wagon tipplers, apron feeders, paddle feeders, vibrating feeders,
cable reeling drums, semi-mobile crushers, reversible hammer
mills, feeder breakers, roller screens, conveyors, idlers, travelling
trippers, grizzly feeders, impactors, double roll crushers, ring
granulators and pulleys.
It has successfully manufactured and supplied 13 different
types of stackers and reclaimers equipment that include:
- circular stockpile scraper reclaimers (for cement plants);
- circular stockpile scraper reclaimers (for coal);
- rail-mounted bridge-type bucketwheel reclaimers;
- barrel-type blender reclaimers;
- bucketwheel reclaimers;
- slewing and non-luffing type stackers;
- slewing with winch type luffing stackers;
- slewing with hydraulic type luffing stackers;
- non-slewing with winch luffing stackers;
- non-slewing with hydraulic luffing stackers;
- reversible-type bucketwheel stacker/reclaimers;
- unidirectional bucketwheel stacker/reclaimers; and
- scraper reclaimers.
It also has three types of wagon tippler:
- side discharge type wagon tipplers with gravity clamping;
- side discharge type wagon tipplers with hydraulic clamping;
- rotary wagon tipplers.
One of its other highly successful products in mobile stacking
and reclaiming equipment is the side arm charger.
A shiftable conveying system for lignite and overburden for
Neyveli Lignite Corporation for which Elecon designed,
manufactured, supplied and erected the entire system to handle
overburden at the rate of 20,000tph (tonnes per hour). This
system just happens to be the largest conveying system outside
Germany. In the scope of its works was a 70km-long conveying
system with seven crawler-mounted travelling tippers each
weighing more than 500 tonnes, belt conveyors with belt widths
ranging from 1,500mm to 2,400mm and speeds of 2.4 m/s and
5.2 m/s. Elecon has recently supplied the same customer with
another stacker/reclaimer with a 60m boom, which is the first
such stacker reclaimer in India.
Elecon is the market leader in India for the supply of all types
of wagon tippler, and enjoys a healthy approximately 80% market
Elecon is also the only company in India to have supplied over
100 stacker/reclaimers (combined equipment) to customers
Elecon executed an order for Electricity Generation
Authority of Thailand in 18 months flat (a record time), for its
third lignite handling system at Mae Moh Mine. This consisted of
a 7.5km-long conveyor system with belt width of 1,200/1,600mm
capable of handling lignite at rate of 1,500/3,000tph, one semimobile
transportable crusher unit, two bridge-type bucketwheel
reclaimers, one slewing stacker and a complete electrical system.
Elecon’s major clients, to name a few, include government
bodies like M.S.E.B., G.E.B., P.S.E.B., R.S.E.B., and corporate
entities such as IRIKA, SAIL, BSBK, Techpro Systems, Jindal Steel
and Power Ltd., etc.
The company’s major competitors are companies like TRF,
L&T, Thyssen Krupp, FFE, Metso and McNally Bharat. With the
ever-evolving market, there is always a need to offer superior
and cost-effective solutions. Understanding the importance of
the same, and embarking upon its commitment to technology, it
is able to offer the most modern products specifically designed
and made as per industry requirements.
Recently, Elecon concluded a five-year technical collaboration
with M/s. CKIT Conveyor Engineers Pvt. Ltd. based at
Johannesburg, South Africa. Through this collaboration it will
have availability to technical support in pipe conveyors, long
distance trough conveyors, high speed conveyors and curved
long distance conveyors.
Some of Elecon’s recent contracts that have been added to
its already burgeoning order book are orders from Jindal Steel
and Power Ltd. worth Rs. 47.80 Cr and from SICAL Logistics
Pct. Ltd. for Rs. 49.90 Cr.
CVRD formally accepts Tenova TAKRAF stacker
Companhia Vale Do Rio Doce (CVRD) has recently issued the Provisional Acceptance Certificate for the Tenova TAKRAF
stacker installed at Ponta de Madeira Terminal, Brazil.
The stacker, which has 16,000tph (tonnes per hour) nominal capacity and 50m boom length, has been installed at the
stockyard of the Vale terminal at Ponta de Madeira, in the state of Maranhão. The main structures of the stacker were built in China in partnership with Timec, Tenova’s Chinese production facility, under Tenova experts’ supervision. Tenova Italimpianti do Brazil was in charge for the final assembly stage.
In a separate development, CVRD has also recently awarded Tenova TAKRAF with a new order for an iron ore stacker to be installed at Ponta de Madeira Terminal, Brazil.
Under this order, Tenova TAKRAF is to supply on a turnkey basis a new giant iron ore stacker with a nominal capacity of 16,000tph and project capacity of 20,000tph as well with a 55m boom.
The machine which is expected to be delivered in 730 days represents a further success of Tenova TAKRAF with VALE under VALE’s plans to expand the Ponta de Madeira terminal in São Luís to 130 million tonnes a year.
Tenova designs and supplies advanced technologies, products and services for the metal and mining industries. Tenova
operates close to its customers through a network of 33 companies based on the five continents.
PHB Weserhütte — constant growth keeps pace with market needs
PHB Weserhütte, S.A., has over 50 years’ experience in the field
of applied engineering and capital equipment, working with its
own technology in the area of materials handling and
collaborating with specialized technologists in other industrial
Over the years, the company has accumulated vast
experience in the development of turnkey projects in the
sectors of energy, iron and steel, cement, the environment, ports,
fertilizers, mining and industrial plants.
Furthermore, through TSK Electronica y Electricidad S.A., a
company of its group, with over 30 years’ experience in
automation and control, PHB is always able to offer the optimum
solution for the electrical component of its customers’ projects.
STORAGE AND BLENDING YARDS
PHB Weserhütte, S.A. designs circular and longitudinal stockyards
with a wide range of reclaimers, which, combined with different
types of stacking, ensure that the material is well blended:
- longitudinal stockyards;
- circular stockyards;
- stackers and scraper reclaimers;
- bucketwheel reclaimers;
- combined stacker reclaimers;
- belt conveyors; and
- singular machines.
PHB Weserhütte’s port systems are operating with optimum
efficiency in a multitude of ports around the world, handling all
kinds of dry bulks, such as: coal, iron ore, bauxite, fertilizers,
clinker, cement, and general cargo, providing different solutions
for maritime or river ports:
- bulk terminals;
- ship unloaders;
- slewing cranes;
- barge loading and unloading systems; and
- ecological hoppers.
Transport plays a very important part in the sequence of
materials handling. The properties of the material itself and the
type of installations to be supplied, require great knowledge and
experience in the design of transport systems.
PHB’s accumulated experience in the calculation and design
of a large number of installations, enables it to always offer the
most efficient solution for:
AREAS OF ACTIVITY
- conveyor systems;
- high-capacity conveyors;
- very long conveyors;
- special conveyors; and
- train and truck loading and unloading stations.
PHB is currently involved in those industries where market
development has evolved significantly over the
last few years.
- the fertilizer industry;
- delayed coking processes in refineries; and
- development of environmental improvements in coal-fired
- thermal power plants.
In the fertilizer sector PHB has, over the last few years, been
a major player in several OCP projects, from the raw materials
(phosphates and sulphur) to the final products. PHB has also
participated in prestigious international projects such as
As far as delayed coker units are concerned, PHB is proud to
have been part of projects undertaken by BP (British Petroleum
[now Beyond Petroleum]), Repsol, Aramco (Al Jubail project),
In the field of environmental improvements in coal fired
thermal power plants, PHB has collaborated in the development
of biomass handling facilities as well as the handling of limestone
and gypsum coming out of desulphurization processes at various
plants in Spain, Portugal, Italy, Chile, and other countries.
COMMITTED TO QUALITY
In the TSK Group, PHB gives maximum priority to safety and to
the quality of its products and services; it applies quality, risk
prevention and environmental protection policies to all the
activities of the company.
This commitment has taken shape in its integrated
management system, based on the EFQM (European Foundation
for Quality Management) model for entrepreneurial excellence,
which ensures client satisfaction, risk prevention, ongoing staff
training, respect for the environment and the execution of
projects in compliance with the ISO 9001/ISO 14001 and
OHSAS 18001 standards.
The knowledge obtained in the many varied projects
undertaken in more than 35 countries has allowed PHB to
develop a considerable capacity for adaptation to the technical
and cultural demands of very diverse countries and bring its
international projects to a successful conclusion.
PHB’s international strategy is based on collaboration with
local firms to facilitate the carrying out of work on the basis of a
synergy of technology, experience and resources, adding value to
all the countries where it works.