Heyl & Patterson Blog

Improving Railcar Moving Efficiencies  with The CUB Indexing System

Posted by Chelsea Finlay on Thu, May 12, 2016 @ 03:47 PM

Railways keep the grain industry moving, quite literally. The majority of grain movement throughout North America is handled by truck, barge and rail logistics.  Grain elevators, loading terminals and a variety of other facilities need to be able to index cars in order to get them loaded, unloaded and well on their way.  Heyl & Patterson has perfected the art of railcar positioning in a simple and effective manner.

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Tags: grain, railcar movers, railcar indexers, CUB railcar mover, train positioners

Thrust Roller Maintenance - Rolling into 2016

Posted by Chelsea Finlay on Wed, Jan 06, 2016 @ 10:30 AM

Happy New Year! As we head into a new year many of us resolve to be less stressed, more efficient and in the best shape of our lives. Those same resolutions can often be applied to capital equipment.  So while you are setting those goals to improve your well-being in 2016, let us review the ways we can improve the life of our equipment. A few simple preventative maintenance items can make 2016 your continuous barge unloader’s best year yet.

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Tags: barge unloaders, grain, maintenance, coal handling, continuous barge unloader (cbu), upgrades, inspections

Heyl & Patterson Introduces New Barge Unloaders Brochure

Posted by H&P Blog on Wed, Feb 18, 2015 @ 09:20 AM

Since 1887, Heyl & Patterson has designed and constructed efficient, rugged and durable barge unloading equipment for use in bulk material handling.  These high capacity machines have solved a variety of unloading problems for many customers across several industries.  Diverse cargoes such as coal, corn, soybean, wheat, agricultural by-products, wood chips and limestone can be successfully unloaded.  As part of our continuing efforts to update our customers on our product lines, a new Barge Unloaders brochure has been added to the Bulk Transfer Division line of literature.

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Tags: Heyl & Patterson, barge unloaders, grain, literature, continuous barge unloader (cbu), grab unloaders

The Continuous Barge Unloader in the Grain Industry

Posted by H&P Blog on Wed, May 15, 2013 @ 02:44 PM

In the past, the large export facilities in New Orleans traditionally used unloading devices known as "marine legs."  Quite different in size and capacities from the modern Continuous Barge Unloader, or CBU, these machines are equipped with small buckets that travel at high speed.  Their maximum capacity is usually in the range of 20,000 to 25,000 bushels per hour, roughly 600 to 750 tons per hour.

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Tags: barge unloaders, grain