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Docking System

Flexible, Dust-tight Docking of Bulk Materials Containers at Dosing Units

| Author / Editor: Frank Pahl / Dr. Jörg Kempf

Dust particles stand no chance: The Clean-Dock system works with low generation of dust.
Dust particles stand no chance: The Clean-Dock system works with low generation of dust. (Source: ©underworld - stock.adobe.com, Ayzek - stock.adobe.com, AZO, [M]-Sahlmüller)

You are looking for an automatic docking system for containers? Exact dosing and weighing is just as important as contamination-free operation and product and operator protection? And last not least an easy to clean layout is a must for you? Then you will find here the right answer.

The quality of production lines for automatic bulk materials handling is determined, among other things, by the amount of dust generated. There are visual and organisational aspects which are relevant, but also safety requirements. Regulations regarding explosion safety (Atex in Europe) and additional conditions (e.g. elimination of dust on cooling fins in electrical equipment) ultimately require that the amount of dust generated is kept to a minimum.

In the materials handling industry, preference has traditionally been given to closed systems. Hence the risks of dust escaping are relatively low. In normal operation, there should be no evidence of significant amounts of dust being emitted in today’s bulk materials plants.

* The author is Director Development, AZO GmbH + Co. KG, Osterburken/Germany.

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