Materials handling design

Practical Engineering has all of your materials handling design requirements covered.  Our qualified engineers specialise in the design, manufacture, installation and commissioning of the following plant, equipment and processes:

  • Provision of design and project management for installation
  • Storage
    • Hoppers
    • Silos
  • Material transport
  • Conveyors
  • Pneumatics
  • Dispensing and dosing systems
    • Weigh feeders
  • Powder batching systems  

For industries, including:

  • Cement
  • Asphalt
  • Paver
  • Pigment
  • Waste water
  • Automated systems to provide a consistent product and reduce manual labour

Engineers and drafting personnel have a detailed knowledge of flow and storage dynamics:

  • Design and manufacture complete packages of silos, bins and material handling systems
  • Design of custom bins for specialist applications
  • Chute design
  • Modular design to allow for continued expansion
  • Dust control, suppression and extraction equipment
  • Systems for workplace/site dust clean-up
  • Cyclones and particle removal systems
  • Bag house collectors and filters
  • Custom design of packaging and part handling equipment
  • We have experience in the design and manufacture of sheet inserters, pallet magazines and product handling devices for many industries.
Equipment design
  • Conveyors including screw and belt conveyors
  • Bucket elevators
  • Hoppers
  • Balers and compactors
  • Separators
Equipment for processing recycled material
  • Screening
  • Bagging
  • Shredding
  • Grinding
  • Gravitational separation
  • Designing machines:
    • conveyors (belt, screw, vibratory, push plate, skip),
    • bucket elevators
    • vibratory screens
    • trommels
  • Sourcing equipment: custom and off-the-shelf equipment and parts
  • For use with various bulk solids, for example
    • iron ore
    • coal
    • mineral sands
    • fine powders
    • cohesive powders
    • aggregates
    • pavers and paving
    • mud systems
    • uranium ore
  • Environmental issues – e.g. high dust/low dust environment
  • Various industries: quarrying, mining, cement, asphalt
  • System design and automation of plant and conveying units