As the major coal and iron ore stevedore in Amsterdam, OBA is well aware of the need for accurate weighing and loading into onward transport modes when handling large annual throughputs of heavy bulk material. From both economic and regulatory points of view it is essential to maximize railcar carrying capacity, for example, without exceeding maximum gross weights or wheel loadings. It is in this respect that OBA's own development division -- OBA Engineering-Consulting -- has developed a computer-controlled wagon loading system capable of regulating cargo flow for equal bogie loading as well as ensuring maximum payload. The article outlines the operation of the company's new system which is capable of a load-out speed of some 2000 tons/hr.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Cargo Systems International

    Arun House, 201-205 High Street
    New Malden KT3 4BH, Surrey,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1978-5

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  • Accession Number: 00184654
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1978 12:00AM