Conveying Bulk Solid Materials: Modernizing Aged Equipment

May 22, 2018

Companies whose operations involve conveying bulk solid materials often find themselves facing altered business and market needs, as well as new customer demands. Successfully confronting these challenges may require considering how legacy equipment can be updated and modernized to handle the new challenges.

Conveying bulk solid materials: the need for equipment modernization

Modernizing aged equipment can allow companies to increase their return on assets and avoid costly expenditures on new equipment and systems. In addition, smart upgrades can add new functionality to existing equipment.

At UniTrak, we offer equipment modernization services to customers who use our equipment for conveying bulk solid materials.  These services are designed to evaluate the customer’s current situation and identify the opportunities for modernization. Equipment modernization services we offer include the following:

  • Equipment replacements
  • Re-configuration of old systems
  • Component upgrades
  • New equipment controls
  • System expansions
  • Safety upgrades
  • Energy management and improvement

How UniTrak carries out equipment modernization

In most equipment modernization projects, UniTrak begins with a detailed assessment of the customer’s current state. In the assessment, we conduct a technical review of the existing equipment as well as the process and material flow. We identify opportunities where equipment updates and upgrades will meet the new challenges and deliver the greatest ROI. If required, we design and implement the required changes to the equipment, providing the necessary installation support and training along the way.

Helping our customers serve new or changed market demands often requires UniTrak to solve the challenges of handling new or different materials, and/or achieving new throughput rates. In these cases, equipment upgrades and modifications may need to be performed to ensure the conveyor can successfully handle the material at the required throughput rate.

Another key challenge encountered in many modernization projects is addressing how new or changed processes can be successfully joined together. Changes upstream and downstream of the conveyor will often require equipment modifications that enable effective integration with upstream and downstream systems and units.

If your company is facing changed business needs or new customer demands that are challenging your existing equipment for conveying bulk solid materials, UniTrak may be able to help. To find out more about our equipment modernization services, please contact us for a preliminary review of your needs.

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