Wagon / Truck Loading
Wagon (rail) and/or truck loading systems (loadout stations) are often required within complex bulk handling systems. These loading systems efficiently load a wagon and/or a truck with material for onward transport.
We design, fabricate and supply a wide-range of wagon / truck loading systems that are specifically designed to our clients' requirements and incorporate various solutions according to their specific application. Wagon and/or truck loading systems are often required within complex bulk handling systems.
Incorporating the Latest Technologies
By incorporating the latest technologies in planning, design and production, we are able to ensure that our machines efficiently and reliably deliver on your loading requirements. Alongside individual machines, we can also supply complete systems for the handling and storage of various commodities.
Wagon Loading Systems
Our wagon loading systems are able to reach a capacity of 8,000 t/h and boast charge accuracy to within +/- 2.5%. In systems where high material flow rates are required and/or which involve high charge accuracies and/or a high degree of automation, loading systems that include surge and weigh bins can also employed.
Fully automated or semi-automated wagon loading systems
Our systems are capable of loading a wagon in either a fully automated or semiautomated manner. In non-automated systems, we prefer a system design in which material is loaded via a feeder belt or flap valve system.
Flexible wagon loading system solutions
The size of the surge bin can be minimized or, ideally, completely dispensed with, if the supply system delivers a constant and defined flow rate and the wagons have the same load capacity and dimensions. In the event of different sized wagons, the individual type and size of the wagon is identified prior to loading and this data is supplied digitally to a control system.
Accurate loading capability for all wagon loading systems
- Due to our flexible wagon loading systems individual wagons are not overloaded
- Wagons are loaded to the correct height
Truck Loading Systems
TAKRAF is also able to provide truck loading systems for the handling of bulk material within complex transfer installations. We design, fabricate and supply a wide-range of truck loading systems that are specifically designed to our clients' requirements and incorporate various solutions according to their specific application. Our systems are able to reach a capacity of 1,500 t/h and boast charge accuracy to within +/- 1%.
Truck loading systems boasting automation technologies
In systems where high material flow capacities are required and/or which involve specific charge accuracies, these systems are supplied with storage and/or weighing hoppers and include a high-degree of automation technology - either as an automated single or multiple-bay truck loading system.
Semi-automated truck loading station
Where material supply is continuous and uniform and system requirements call for lower material flow rates and/or lower charge accuracies, a semi-automated loading station with direct loading can also be employed - double-bay truck loading system.
Planning services for wagon / truck loading systems
- Advice during solution development
- Feasibility studies
- Studies into capacity expansion
- Refurbishment of existing facilities
Customer Project Name Profen MIBRAG Open-pit mine Profen 1980
Loading / Unloading Equipment
This type of train loading station is equipped with spread conveyor and chutes. Each wagon is loaded in manual operating mode supported by assistance control programs.
lignite 5,000 t/h 2
Customer Project Name Maritza AES Power plant Maritza Istok 2010
Station with two loading chutes and shuttle conveyor
This truck loading station has two loading chutes and one shuttle conveyor to distribute the conveyed material. The loading chutes are telescope type.
ash, gypsum 1,400 t/h 2
Customer Project Name BKM Project – Phase 1 – Kumani load out station Assmang Khumani mine, Northern Cape 2009
Load-out station and feed conveyor
TAKRAF Africa supplied a load-out station and feed conveyor. A flask-loading system consisting of a steel silo equipped with a flow cone was used. The flask system has a built-in ‘learning capability’ that assesses the effect of the loaded material’s density and flow characteristics, automatically accounting for the prevailing conditions such as grain size, moisture and temperature.
56 secs per 100 t capacity wagon
Customer Project Name Coal mining operation International Mining House Mozambique 2016
Load-out station for coal mining operation
After successfully completing Phase 1 of the project TAKRAF Africa was awarded a second contract to design, supply and erect the rapid rail loading system for Phase 2.
60 secs per 63 t capacity wagon
- We design, fabricate and supply a wide range of wagon loading systems ranging from 300 t/h to 8,000 t/h; whereas our truck loading systems reach up to 1,500 t/h
- Our machines can be specified as fully automated and thus work in the absence of an operator through a variety of sensors and are controlled from a central control point
- Our systems are specifically designed for our client's requirements and incorporate various solutions according to their specific application