Coal flow regulation with PEBCO gates and chute

PEBCO® recently assisted Mt. Vernon Transfer Terminal (MVTT) in Mt. Vernon, Indiana by providing dewatering feeder slide gates and chutes for handling -2” coal at 55 pcf in a gravity flow application within a reclaim tunnel. The feeder gates were installed to provide product flow control onto a conveyer belt below open stockpiles. Coal flow regulation onto the conveyer belt is controlled at ~4,200 TPH.

Significant features of the PEBCO® equipment are:

  • All stainless steel feeder gate construction including assembly fasteners
  • Enhanced structural supports to assure both product and dozer support capability
  • Dewatering feature to eliminate water draining onto the conveyer belt
  • High force, accurate positioning hydraulic operation to include a new hydraulic power unit, which utilizes static o-ring connections and integrated circuit designs to eliminate fluid leakage.

MVTT personnel reported that the installation of the equipment went exactly as planned and without any problems. The dewatering feeder slide gates have now been operating for over two years flawlessly. Personnel at the site report complete satisfaction with the quality and performance of the PEBCO® provided equipment.

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