The main purpose of coal handling systems is to transfer the coal as quickly and cleanly as possible as it is moved from one place to another. Loading and transporting are just two stages in the process of moving coal from the producer to the consumer. When transporting by rail, coal must be unloaded from railroad cars and a number of options are available, including rotary dumpers and turnover dumpers, which discharge loads parallel to the rails.
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Heyl & Patterson is the maker of the CUB™, a unique railcar and locomotive moving device. Utilizing a steel runway that is bolted to the ties adjacent the track rail, the CUB™ is an electromechanical machine that is capable of moving up to 13 railcars at a time. It's safe, easy to install, environmentally friendly and far less costly than large systems, making it the ideal solution for small to mid-sized railcar loading, unloading and repositioning applications.
Mining is one of Australia's most important industries, creating significant employment and greatly contributing to the Australian economy. It's also a vital source of export revenue. Australia is the world's leading exporter of coal and iron ore, and is among the leaders in nickel, zinc, aluminum, gold and uranium. Minerals make up about 35% of Australia's total exports.
As the name implies, Rotary Railcar Dumper Unloaders are used to unload certain types of railroad cars. Dumpers hold a car to a section of track and rotate the track and car together to dump out the contents. Heyl & Patterson machines feature high speed semi-automatic dumping, rotation times as fast as 35 seconds per car and a dumping rate of 10,000 tons per hour when configured in tandem. Our dumpers can be controlled by just one operator and are ideal for random car or unit train applications.
A locomotive's sole purpose is to move a train along railroad tracks. It has no payload capacity of its own, and it's not a very efficient mode of transportation. It is an effective engine for transporting raw bulk materials such as coal, iron ore, limestone and chemicals across the country, but pushing individual railcars a few feet at a time into an unloader is not the best use of its abilities.
Short line and regional railroads are an important and growing component of the railroad industry. They operate and maintain 30% of the American railroad industry’s route mileage, and account for 9% of the industry’s freight revenue and 12% of railroad employment. The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) is a non-profit trade association representing the interests of more than 475 short line and regional railroads in legislative and regulatory matters. ASLRRA’s upcoming Annual Convention connects the organization with their customers, vendors, and partner railroads.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Pittsburgh, PA – Heyl & Patterson Inc., a specialist engineering company in Robinson Township, has received certification by India’s National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) to manufacture industrial capital equipment in India.
The certification will lead to infrastructure improvements to the nation of India.
The NTPC is building a new power generation plant in a northern Indian province, and plans to use Heyl & Patterson as its preferred vendor in engineering Wagon Tipplers and Side Arm Chargers to offload coal.
A Wagon Tippler, or Railcar Dumper, is a mechanism used for unloading certain types of railroad cars. It holds the car to a section of track and rotates the track and car together to dump the contents. A Side Arm Charger is a shepherding device that positions loaded railcars one by one into the Wagon Tippler for unloading.
“India today is where China was 15 years ago. Its economy is gearing up, but the rail system hasn’t been up to the task,” said John Edelman, President and CEO. “This certification will enable Heyl & Patterson to help transform the Indian subcontinent by transporting its coal more efficiently to power the nation.”
About Heyl & Patterson Inc.:
Founded in 1887 in Pittsburgh, Heyl & Patterson provides high quality, reliable and custom-engineered solutions for bulk material handling and thermal processing applications around the world. Heyl & Patterson evolves with the industries it serves, combining cutting-edge technology and innovation with extensive experience. Products and services include Railcar Dumpers, Rail & Barge Movers, Barge Unloaders, Thermal Processors, High Efficiency Dryers and Coolers, Calciners, Bulk Material Processors, Pilot Plant Testing, Engineering Studies and Field Service.
Heyl & Patterson is attending the International Mining & Machinery Exhibition in Kolkata (Calcutta), India on November 10-13, 2010.
Harry Edelman, Executive Vice President, gave a presentation on the company’s Wagon Tipplers and Side Arm Chargers (Rotary Dumper & Train Positioners) at Calcutta’s Oberlin Hotel on November 11. The discussion was on our experience with these pieces of equipment and our new licensing agreement with FLSmidth Pvt. India. Response was positive from the 30+ attendees.
Next on the agenda is a visit to a local customer who had one of our machines installed in 1964. They still use it and are happy with it.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Heyl & Patterson Inc. (H&P), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA has signed an exclusive license agreement with FLSmidth India covering supply of technology and design of wagon tipplers and side arm chargers to be manufactured in India for the Indian market. FLSmidth will be responsible for marketing, manufacturing and delivery of the machines with H&P engineering and involvement from design through commissioning.
This exclusive agreement will enable FLSmidth to continue to strengthen its global growth strategy in both the cement and minerals industries – initially on the Indian market, and with the potential to expand to the Asia-Pacific and Europe-Middle Eastern markets in the future.
This initiative was conceived by FLSmidth in India with a strategic intent to address the potential for market growth on the Indian subcontinent. The agreement with H&P and the availability of H&P wagon tippler and side arm charger technology add critical equipment to FLSmidth’s bulk material handling portfolio. The initiative is expected to capitalise specifically on the expected growth in the power and port business.
Founded in 1887 in Pittsburgh, Heyl & Patterson provides high quality, reliable and custom-engineered solutions for bulk material handling and thermal processing applications. H&P continues to evolve with the industries it serves, combining cutting-edge technology and innovation with extensive experience.
With this agreement, H&P and FLSmidth will be able to supply the necessary technology for handling the latest requirements in railway wagons, which are planned by the Indian railways for their Power, Port and Steel Industries.
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