For LafargeHolcim USA we built two pneumatic ship unloaders. They are designed to discharge river barges with a maximum size of 1500 dwt. One ship unloader is for the Summit terminal in Chicago and the other ship unloader is for the Memphis terminal.
The ship unloaders are able to convey the unloaded cement pneumatically to the storage silos. The unloading capacity for both ship unloaders are 350 tons per hour. The conveying distance for these machines are different, for the Summit terminal the conveying distance is is up to 1.250 feet and for the Memphis terminal up to 600 feet. The cement manipulator (arm crane) on these machines has 3 arms sections. These new machines for LafargeHolcim are important for the cement market in the USA.