Bedeschi and Yara have been collaborating for a long time on different projects; one of these is Yara Sluiskil. The most significant innovation of the whole project is the patented DSI Adder Snake high angle conveyor, placed in the centre of the main gantry. The Adder Snake adds a third belt to the classic DSI Sandwich Belt, which uses two conveyor belts, face-to-face to gently but firmly contain the product being carried, hence making steep incline and even vertical lifts easily achievable.
Advantages of the Sandwich Belt conveyors include:
- Reduced footprint and conveying angles to vertical;
- All conventional conveyor parts and low maintenance;
- Smooth surface rubber belts allow for continuous cleaning and no carry back.
At Sluiskil, material is loaded onto the Adder Snake’s narrower (1200mm wide) belt. That belt is then enveloped into the two 1600mm wide Sandwich Belts, carrying the material securely to the discharge onto the Bedeschi shiploader.