This article describes the Linear Loader operating at the Bunbury, Australia, installation of Alcoa. It is double telesopic with a variable-span pivoting bridge supporting a shuttling boom conveyor. The ship-side end of the Linear Loader bridge is mounted on a traveling turntable. At the pivot, the same type of turntable, turned upside down, allows the bridge to pivot as well as to slide, with the ship-side end of the bridge moving in a linear path next to the side of the ship, rather than in an arc. The linear concept is said to increase ship coverage to such an extent that one Linear Loader with simple marine foundations replaces two conventional pivoting loaders with arc rail foundations, and eliminates two cross conveyors and two transfer stations, saving in capital and operating costs.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 530
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1977-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 44
  • Serial:
    • Marine Engineering/Log
    • Volume: 82
    • Issue Number: 10
    • Publisher: New York: Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp.
    • ISSN: 0732-5460

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  • Accession Number: 00173123
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM