What is your product/technology?
The Trackstack VL1000 loader/unloader, which is a unique low level, above ground receiving hopper. It features a radial boom conveyor fitted onto a single track mounted chassis for ease of movement and rapid setup time.
How does it work?
By receiving material direct from tipping truck or wheeled loader and conveying it to a discharge point. It features a 130Hp (100Kw) Caterpillar 6 cyclinder engine, 4.5 metre wide horizontal receiving hopper which feeds onto a 1.2 metre wide, 15 metre long radial discharge with a 120o radial slew.
Where would it ideally be used?
The VL1000 is suited for any application where material transfer from one point to another takes place. The real benefit is in reducing double handling of material and thus reducing cost and minimising contamination. The ideal applications include around ports and loading stations for loading and stockpiling of material.
How is it different?
It is different in the mobile design and quick setup, meaning the unit can be utilised at multiple locations on a working environment in a day.
What benefits does it offer?
It can not only convey material to vessels, trains etc, but can also be used to stockpile where space is at a premium.
Where has it been used?
The VL1000 unit has been used in many different applications, from mining to recycling. Currently there is a unit in operation at a London site, where the machinery is conveying recycled glass material and loading it onto a barge.
It was developed to reduce operating costs, in terms of fuel, labour, and wear and tear. By reducing the overall handling of material and by keeping material flowing, transfer times are reduced thereby improving overall operational efficiency and increasing production levels.
What is its life span?
Due to its heavy duty design and if customers adhere to regular servicing and maintenance intervals the life span should be 10 years plus.
How is it future-proofed?
Current developments are the supply of Tier IV engines on board the machine. The option of dual power to operate by electric where emissions are restricted is also offered.
How many have you sold and where?
Units have been sold across Europe, North America, South America, Russia and India.