Portanova shipunloader

by Teresa Acklin
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The new Portanova shipunloader from Buhler Ltd., Uzwil, Switzerland, is a 200-tph to 300-tph gantry-type, diesel-powered unloader, accommodating ships of from 30,000 dwt to 40,000 dwt. The gantry span, depending on infrastructure, ranges from 6.5 to 7 meters. The Portanova is equipped with a high-quality "Roots" blower, traveling gears for rails and traveling gears with tires, and a vertical and horizontal telescopic system. Standard models include wireless remote control, a truck-loading chain conveyor and air traffic obstruction lights. Options include an electric wench for bulldozers, an operator's control cabin, a chain conveyor extension and loading spouts with dedusting system.