Siwertell, part of Cargotec, has delivered a new road-mobile unloader for Turkish aggregates company, Güsey Bazalt Beton San Maden Ve Tic Sti Ltd. The order was booked in Cargotec's second quarter 2017 order intake.
"The customer required a mobile, high-throughput cement handling solution," explains Jörgen Ojeda, Director Mobile Unloaders.
"Crucially, Güsey Bazalt Beton only rents space at its jetty in Trabzon, Turkey, sharing it with various other operators," Mr Ojeda continues. "As such, fixed assets such as turret-mounted gantries were out of the question, so the company had to find a solution that would allow it to easily relocate any unloading system once operations were complete. Operational success for this customer was dependent on the ability to deliver a mobile system with a quick set-up and stowing time."
Güsey Bazalt Beton chose a trailer-based, diesel-powered Siwertell 10,000 S Next Generation road-mobile unloader to answer these requirements. It has previously used a similar Siwertell unit, owned by another Turkish customer for unloading operations in Trabzon.
"The customer appreciated the short delivery time, competitive price and proven performance," he says. "In an application like this, it is not only the safety and profitability of the customer that is at stake, but those of other companies sharing the facilities. Therefore, it is absolutely essential to be able to respond to schedule conflicts or other contingencies as quickly as possible."
With a double-bellows system and a rated capacity of 272,155 kg/h for handling cement, the unloader offers extremely efficient operations. It has a short set-up time and can arrive on site and be operational within 30 to 45 minutes.
The totally-enclosed, screw-type handling system is fitted with dust filters and creates minimal cargo disturbance in the hold during the unloading process, keeping the jetty dust-free and ready for the next operation.
"Siwertell's road-mobile unloaders give customers the flexibility to adapt to change," notes Mr Ojeda. "They can operate anywhere and handle almost all bulk cargo, ensuring that they can always be in the right place at the right time, and the right tool for the job."