For (temporary) storage and measured conveyance of dry bulk goods, NM Heilig designs, builds and delivers bunkers in a wide variety of styles and types. Dry bulk is a raw material that is shipped in large unpackaged parcels. It consists mostly of unprocessed materials that are destined to be used in the manufacturing and production process. The process of storing dry bulk involves the use of bulk storage bunkers that are stacked and stored on large merchant vessels.
A bunker for storage and conveyance of dry bulk goods
When used as a feeding unit for an installation or system, the storage bunker is often supplied with:
- a belt conveyor, chain conveyor, or plate conveyor when during the process many start-stops are required
- a vibrating feeder when a continuous adjustable flow is required.
Depending on the materials to be handled, the bunker can be constructed from carbon steel or stainless steel, in various material grades. Additionally, the inner surface can be cladded with wear resistant materials like options polyurethane plates (concrete, sand, and gravel) or sprayed and Hardox (for heavy duty applications such as coal, ores an aggregates). Optional pneumatic, hydraulic, or electric vibrators offer an optimum flow of your bulk materials.
At NM Heilig we use the name bunker, but in the industry also the terms bunker conveyor, dosing conveyor, and storage conveyor are used for the same principle.
The advantages of bunker storage
Working with a bunker certainly has its advantages. The bunker is often used in combination with a conveyor belt. This ensures that trucks can be loaded immediately and the transport of your bulk goods can be done efficiently and quickly. This can save you a lot of time.
Our storage bunkers
NM Heilig offers designs in various sizes and manufactures them from various types of materials. When used in combination with abrasive materials, your bunker can be provided with a wear-resistant coating or made of Hardox.
To prevent bridging and segregation by core flow, we add specific properties to our silos and bunkers.
Would you like to know what dimensions and features we offer with our bunkers? Please feel free to contact us for more information.
We gladly answer your questions for mobile bunkers as well.