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Telestack supplies TITAN T1600-8 bulk reception feeder

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Telestack was recently commissioned to design a bulk reception unit that could handle throughput rates of up to 2000 tph and have the ability to receive a payload from a CAT 777 Off-Highway Rigid Haul Truck. The company designed and produced the TITAN T1600-8 – the largest mobile bulk reception feeder in the international market.

The End User was a significant producer of construction aggregates in North America (primarily crushed stone, sand and gravel).

The TITAN T-1600-8 bulk reception feeder is a track mounted fully mobile conveyor designed to work at production rates of up to 2000 tph. Telestack’s TITAN range are designed to be loaded directly from trucks, wheel loaders, grab cranes, excavators etc. and can receive up to 60m3.

The unit has a 3 m feeder belt. The unit is track mounted to allow the Operator full mobility and flexibility. Fitted with an independent diesel engine for track movement and hydraulic set up function, the unit also has all electric motors to power the conveyor belts. The dual power functionality allows the customer to connect to local site power thus reducing running costs, reduce noise, reduce maintenance and pollution and makes for an overall more economical and efficient unit.

Padraig McDermott, International Sales Manager with Telestack, explained: “This has been an exciting project for Telestack and our Ports and Inland Terminals department. We were confident in our design and build as we have over 10 yrs’ experience of bulk reception feeders ranging from tracked, wheeled and static versions in a range of applications across the globe. Our Client is a multi-national giant and the feedback is excellent with the unit performing above expectations.”

The TITAN range is aimed at the ports industry because of its design. The reception feeder has a feed width of 6.8 m (22ft) and allows the flexibility to accept material from either trucks or loaders and the range has many features that ensure that the unit has the strength to take the surge of material. The heavy duty apron chain belt feeder and trapezoidal steel apron bars absorb the stress/impact encountered from the sudden surge of material discharging onto the belt. Material is transferred on the belt and the adjustable plough permits the regulation of the feed throughout the loading process. Furthermore, the chain and sprocket driven belt ensures that there is no stalling of the feed conveyor as you might expect in the regular ‘roller type’ belt feeder. The TITAN unit was also fitted with a ventilated chassis to allow any spilled material to be rejected, thus protecting the chain and flexible side seal skirting.

The Telestack range of barge/ship loaders are all custom designed to take into consideration the maximum free-board heights, beam and quayside widths.

Malachy Gribben, Commercial Director with Telestack, explained: “This is an important reference project for Telestack as it demonstrates clearly the experience behind the Telestack equipment. We have been installing static, wheeled and tracked mobile bulk reception feeders for over a decade now and we have an intricate understanding of the technology. We have another large multi-national Client who shares our confidence in the design, build and commissioning of the product. Supported every step of the way by the factory and the dealer, our TITAN range continues to grow in numbers and features. Our Telestack Ports and Inland Terminals experience is invaluable in ensuring a successful installation and our involvement from the start is important so we clearly understand the technical and commercial needs of the project that allows us to make specialist recommendations based on our international experience.”

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