Plant & Works Engineering
Bespoke conveyor
Published:  26 February, 2014

EXMAC AUTOMATION a leading British conveying and handling specialist has provided a bespoke conveying system to King Transport Equipment to transfer drums containing nuclear waste via two specially designed trailer units that are used to transport low-level nuclear waste within the Sellafield reprocessing plant.

King Transport Equipment, a large manufacturer of abnormal load trailers in the UK, has produced a number of successful trailer solutions for the nuclear industry prior to being awarded its first major contract to project manage the turnkey design and manufacture of two containerised Drum Transfer Trailers (DTTs).

The bespoke Exmac conveying and handling system is fitted inside the DTTs to enable drums to be transferred into the trailer-mounted container from an external conveyor.

Drums can then be discharged from the trailer onto a similar conveying system on the Sellafield loading bay.

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