Heyl & Patterson offers a wide range of customizable unloading systems built for efficiency and capability. The railcar unloading system is a crucial piece of equipment for many businesses, equipped with the latest features and can handle any material, even when clumped or frozen.

Heyl & Patterson’s solutions simplify work processes, save time and money, and create a safer work environment. With Heyl & Patterson’s Railcar Unloading Systems you get an intelligent design in a cost-effective, all-purpose workhorse customized for you.

To get the most out of our machines, understanding how they operate, their benefits, and where they are used can help create the most efficient system tailored to your business.

Railcar unloading system overview

The purpose of a bulk material handling system is to deliver and supply bulk materials to processes in manufacturing plants, according to Processing Magazine.

A railcar unloader is a piece of equipment used to unload railcars quickly and efficiently. The system can be customized to meet your business’s specific needs and handle various materials.

How the railcar unloading system works

About Mechanics states that the field of bulk material transportation is about designing systems that will help move, process, and package bulk materials like ores, grain, etc., using machinery such as heavy equipment.

Railcar unloading systems are a type of bulk material handling system used to unload railcars quickly and efficiently in various environments. H&P combines robust design and easy-to-erect components with innovative, customizable upgrade options, such as mechanical and hydraulic car clamps, chain or rack and pinion drives with variable frequency drives.

Our railcar unloading system is a rotary system that turns the railcar 180 degrees before emptying its contents into a pit. With cycle times as fast as 45 seconds per car and 10,000 plus tons per hour, Heyl & Patterson’s Rotary Car Dumper can be controlled by one operator and is ideal for either random car (no rotary couplers) or unit train (with rotary couplers) applications. Rotary dumpers can be installed in series, typically tandem and up to four barrels, increasing throughput even more.

Advantages of the railcar unloading system

There are many benefits of using an unloading system, including:

  • Increased efficiency
  • Reduced labor costs
  • Customizable to meet your specific needs
  • Can handle a variety of materials

Britannica states that new advances in bulk railcar unloading helps to keep materials together while reducing the amount of handling throughout the supply chain, saving money and increasing efficiency.

Applications of the railcar unloading system

The railcar loading and unloading system can be used in different industries, including:

  • Manufacturing
  • Mining
  • Logistics
  • Transportation

When it comes to unloading railcars, we’re the experts

Heyl & Patterson is here to make your business run smooth. Here at H&P, we have various customizable solutions designed for efficiency in order to handle any type of material.

Contact us today for information regarding our railcar unloading system, H&P is here for you.