Coperion has been awarded a contract for the supply of high rate and high filling efficiency railcar loading systems for polyethylene pellets. Four loading stations will load railcars with a loading capacity of up to 400 t/h in 20 minutes or less to a filling efficiency of ≥95%.
The loading efficiency and capacity will be achieved with proven product spreading technology developed and patented by Erhard Muhr mbH from Brannenburg, Germany. Coperion and Muhr have entered into an exclusive cooperation for the development, marketing and implementation of railcar loading technology for polymer pellets.
The Muhr technology utilizes a novel spreader blade form that uses recoil forces to gently accelerate the pellets propelling them into the far corners of the railcar compartments. Extensive railcar loading tests in Coperion’s technical center including the new blade form have proven the high rate and filling efficiency as well as the gentle handling of the product characterized by a comparatively low spreader rotation speed.