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When Hurricane Laura tore through Port of Lake Charles in southwest Louisiana, USA, it caused extensive damage to almost every transit shed, warehouse, ship unloader and loader; Bruks Siwertell is doing its part to help with the port’s ongoing recovery.
Jonas Fack, newly appointed President, Bruks Siwertell AB and Port Technology Division, Bruks Siwertell Group, and his predecessor, Per Karlsson, reflect on why innovation, personnel and a visionary spirit are so important to a company’s strength.
This was exactly the position that Vietnamese manufacturer, Vissai Group, found itself in following the construction of a new cement plant. The plant is fed by two import sites in Vietnam, around 250km apart.
Bruks Siwertell has upgraded its series of 806 ST/STC model chippers to new specifications, allowing for better chipping mechanics as well as more sparing use of consumables like fuel and hydraulic oil, and contributing to the goal of improving sustainability across the Bruks Siwertell product range.
Bruks Siwertell has one of the most comprehensive range of conveyor systems available to the market, and each is specified depending on their application, from very high-capacity traditional belt conveyors, to totally enclosed robust screw conveyors and those that employ the use of pressurized air.
Boliden is working hard to automate its mining facilities and drive advances in environmental protection, safety and production; as part of this, its Ireland facility now features Bruks Siwertell’s first fully automatic loader and conveyor coupling technology
Grain is the third largest cargo that Bruks Siwertell machines handle, amounting to around 600 million metric tons every year. “The Panama Canal has the capacity for larger grain-carriers, and the US has the capacity to provide more grain for the world’s markets,” says Ken Upchurch, VP Sales and Marketing, Bruks Siwertell.
With winter temperatures dropping down to more than minus 20 degrees Celsius, Domtar’s Espanola paper mill, located on the banks of the Spanish River in Northern Ontario, Canada, knows what it takes to successfully operate all-year-round, whatever the weather.
Dry bulk handling equipment lasts for decades, so a long-term view and comparing the right figures at the point of investment will pay dividends, potentially saving an operator millions of dollars, explains Jonas Fack, President, Bruks Siwertell AB.
Around half of US cement imports are handled by Siwertell ship unloaders, and with the country preparing for a massive program of infrastructure spending to promote growth and recovery, Bruks