Fe. Al. Mn.

FAM – Wagon Unloading Systems

Depending on the railcar type, two basic techniques of unloading are distinguished: self-unloading gravity method and unloading with FAM designed wagon tipplers.

In case of the self-unloading gravity method, a slowly moving train continuously discharges commodities into a hopper installed underneath the track bed. The side hatches of the wagons are opened manually or automatically, allowing the load to empty by sliding down the slopes of a saddle longitudinally positioned in the middle of the wagon.

FAM designed wagon tippler stations unload the entire wagons either by tipping or rotary (flipping) mechanism until the material is discharged by gravity through the wagon loading bay opening. The tipping system can either be accomplished using front tipplers or side tipplers; however, side tipplers are more popular because of a much higher unloading efficiency. Especially the high-performance wagon side tipplers with a hydraulic or electro-mechanic drive are capable of discharging at a speed of up to 60 wagons per hour.


Selected References

Customer: Grosskraftwerke Mannheim

Project: Power Plant Mannheim

Delivery and scope of service:

1x Wagon unloading WUL45.1000
1x Stacker ST1000.46
1x Portal scraper KP1000.65
1x Wagon thawing plant WTU51.3
1x Shear roller crusher SWB0715

Material / Output:
Coal 1000 t/h


Customer: Siemens VAI Metals Technologies GmbH

Project: Stoylensky GOK

Delivery and scope of service:

1x Wagon unloading WUL18.560
1x Roller crusher EWB1010MS

Material / Output:
Bentonite 560 t/h


Customer: EVRAZ Westsibirischer Metallurgiekombinat AG

Project: Steel Works Nowokusnezk

Delivery and scope of service:

1x Wagon unloading WUL25.700
1x Hammer crusher HB1222
1x Belt coneyor stationary GF1600x5

Material / Output:
Hard coal 700 t/h


Customer: S.C. Lukoil Energy & Gas Romania S.R.L.

Project: Power Plant Ploiesti

Delivery and scope of service:

1x Wagon unloading WUL9.200 with dedusting

Material / Output:
Petrol coke 200 t/h


Customer: JSC Baltic Coal Terminal

Project: Port Ventspils

Delivery and scope of service:

2x Wagon unloading WUL25.1700
1x Tripper car TC1400
1x Portal scraper KP3000.73
1x Shiploader SL3000.39SX
11x Belt conveyor stationary
2x Shear roller crusher SWB0730
1x Hammer crusher HB1225

Material / Output:
Hard coal 3000 t/h


FAM – Fe. Al. Mn.