Food Engineering

Automated material handling system

February 6, 2012
National Bulk Equipment’s automated material handling system provides a total process solution for moving highly fragile food product through multiple process operations into bulk storage for temporary holding prior to final packaging. At a process rate of 12,000 pounds per hour, bulk totes of food product are nested into a lift carriage and sealed in a custom-designed discharge hood. The tote is vertically conveyed, using 1 1/2-inch, solid 304 SS track-and-cam rollers, to a 23-foot discharge height.fex0212dpt12_inbod.jpg

National Bulk Equipment, Inc; 616-399-2220;
 www.nbe-inc.com