Frontal. Efficient. Homogenization.

FAM Bridge-Type Reclaimers

FAM bridge-type reclaimers are exclusively employed in face reclamation. The face reclamation has been found to be especially suitable for blending beds which provide excellent homogenization of bulk materials.

For face reclamation, mainly bridge-type machines with scraper chains or bucket wheels as reclaiming elements are used.

The supporting structure is formed by a bridge girder under which the scraper chain or bucket wheel is installed.


Harrow-type carriages with harrow arms are mounted on the bridge structure, on either one or both sides. Their shape is adapted to the cross-section of the stockpile.

A harrow located upstream from the reclaiming element travels back and forth to loosen the piled-up bulk solids. The loosened material falls by gravity to the foot of the stockpile where it is picked up and transferred to a belt conveyor for further transport. This technology produces a mass flow which is very uniform and also highly homogeneous.

Selected References

Customer: Anglo American Brazil

Project: Stockyard Boa Vista

Delivery and scope of service:

1x Bridge-type reclaimer KB344.35
1x Stacker ST450.27
1x Tripper car TC1000

Material / Output:
Niobium ore 450 t/h


Customer: Maaden Bauxite & Alumina Comp.

Project: Iron and Steel Works Maaden

Delivery and scope of service:

2x Bridge-type reclaimer with bucket wheel BSR1000.44
1x Stacker ST4000.29

Material / Output:
Bauxite 1000 t/h

Saudi Arabia

Customer: CVRD

Project: Onca Puma

Delivery and scope of service:

2x Bridge-type reclaimer with bucket wheel BSR600.44
1x Stacker ST1000.47

Material / Output:
Nickel ore 1000 t/h


Customer: KHI Kawasaki Heavy Ind. Ltd.

Project: Cement Works But Son

Delivery and scope of service:

2x Bridge-type reclaimer KB350.30T

Material / Output:
Limestone 350 t/h


Frontal. Efficient. Homogenization.