En-Masse Drag Chain Conveying technology offers advantages to other conveying types for coal handling due to the effective utilization of space, totally enclosed housing, and the ability to operate effectively horizontally or vertically.
Coal suppliers understand the importance of effectively moving material off ship and rail to distribution and in-plant processing. The En-Masse conveying technology is designed to handle high volumes of aggressive materials, such as coal, in a relatively small footprint due to the effective utilization of space. The figure below represents the use of conveying space in common conveyor types.
The En-Masse Drag Chain conveyor can effectively move material vertically as well as horizontally. In a vertical application, the conveyor is engineered to be a mobile ship unloader. The technology is superior to bucket elevators because the effective utilization of space and unique flight selection on the chain virtually eliminates slippage and carryover.
CDM Systems, Inc. engineers each conveyor to order, selecting the chain and flight assembly, the layout that best suits the application and capacity requirements, and the necessary corrosion resistance and accessories for 24/7 operation and ease of maintenance. No matter the coal type or bulk material the en-masse technology can be engineered to optimize commodity bulk distribution and processing.