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Bruks Siwertell leads the way in grain handling

Growing grain exports and increasing vessel size place heavy demands on the associated dry bulk ship loading, ship unloading and conveying systems. This is because they have to meet the increase in cargo quantities and the need to load and discharge vessels as quickly as possible to reduce time on the jetty.

Bruks Siwertell’s totally-enclosed Siwertell screw-type grain unloaders can discharge grain and other agri-bulk commodities at rated capacities up to 1,800t/h. Our lightweight, compact belt-type grain loaders offer capacities of up to 2,000t/h for ships up to post-Panamax size. Our efficient, clean conveying systems can be matched to our grain ship loaders and ship unloaders. Our grain handling systems provide exceptional environment-friendly performance with minimal dust and no spillage.

Gentle grain handling is the key

Cargo degradation is a key consideration in grain handing. A successful material handing system for grain must offer extremely low degradation and crushing rates, minimising the production of fines; particles smaller than the individual grains.

Fines make grain difficult to aerate and increase spoilage rates and dust creation. High levels of fines can result in a dusty atmosphere with a raised risk of fire and explosions. Fines must be removed before milling. High levels of fines can down-grade the quality of grain shipments. Siwertell ship unloaders are ideal for grain handling as their use results in very low levels of cargo damage. Our ship loaders and conveying systems offer similar gentle handling characteristics. We can provide independent test results to confirm the low levels of cargo degradation caused by our loaders, unloaders and conveying systems.

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vertical screw conveyor with inlet feeder unloading grain

New port-mobile grain unloader

The latest addition to Bruks Siwertell’s grain handling solutions is the standardized port-mobile unloader. Optimized on many key levels from its stable, lightweight steel structure through to its gentle cargo handling, smooth cargo discharge, and total operational costs, the unloader offers full port mobility, excellent efficiency and rated capacities and reduced investment costs.

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A Siwertell screw type ship unloader in a ship hold filled with grain

Through-ship performance

Although rated capacities are important performance indicators, it is our market-leading through-ship performance that really sets us apart from competitor systems such as grab cranes, pneumatic systems and bucket elevators. Excellent through-ship performance and reduced clean-up requirements ensure quick turnarounds that minimize the time grain vessels spend alongside loading and discharge berths.

Rapseed being loaded onto a ship using a Siwertell ship loader

Grain handling cleanliness

Bruks Siwertell grain handling systems easily comply with the strict environmental regulations that apply in many ports. Read more about our market-leading grain-handling solutions; whether you are interested in a stand-alone unit or a fully integrated terminal system.

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