Self Leveling Transport Bins
Tauranga City Council approached Conveyor Industries to provide a solution for the conveying & containment of dewatered sewage screenings suitable for transporting to a land fill site, a distance of approximately 100 Km from their Te Maunga wastewater treatment plant.
The system was to replace an existing arrangement TCC were using which consisted of open top skip bins which required regular and costly operator intervention and also didn’t meet strict odour containment regulations when the bins were being transported on public roads.
Conveyor Industries designed a system which included two self leveling, fully contained storage bins. The bins were fed via a shaftless screw conveyor which utilises two pneumatically operated, telescopic chutes. The chutes are able to extend down to the skip bin when feeding product and retract when the bin is ready for transportation.
Dewatered solids is conveyed via the shaftless screw conveyor, & depending on which bin is available to receive product, a pneumatically operated slide gate opens to allow the first bin or closes to direct the dewatered solids to the second bin.
The bin is fitted with a fixed lid, within the lid a shaftless screw conveyor is installed which transports the dewatered solids along the length of the bin. The bin is filled, without operator intervention via a series of outlets, stopping automatically when the level sensor detects the bin is full. At this point, the pneumatically operated slide valve is activated & the next bin starts filling.
The system installed is fully automatic, intervention is only required by the transport operators when the bin(s) are full and require replacing with an empty bin.
The bins, which are suitable for municipal or industrial sludge’s and sewage screenings available in a range of sizes are supplied pre-wired, fully tested in our premises prior to dispatch, making them ready to ‘plug & play’ when they arrive on site.
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