Bedeschi, KE collaborate on project

Oct 15, 2021

World Grain magazine

In order to meet safety requirements while still reach-ing performance goals, Bedeschi along with Kilic Engineering (KE) collaborated to provide a unique pre-processing mobile unit for Cargill’s facility in Adelaide Port, Australia. The unit was designed, engineered and commissioned for Cargill last year, and features a dou-ble track drive-over hopper, grains sampling, weighing and scalping. The new unit is able to load ships up to Panamax size at a capacity of 1,000 tph on grains and oilseeds.

The machine moves on rubber tires and is fully in-dependent thanks to a diesel generator that can power the equipment for up to 20 hours without refueling. To comply with Cargill’s safety requirements, instead of using traditional bucket elevators, Bedeschi designed a special version of its chain elevator, normally applied to ship unloading, to provide superior safety and dust-tight operations.

Applying this technology in a completely different scenario solved the issue of very narrow quay avail-ability that would have allowed for loading just small barges. It also concentrated in a single machine what would have required several individual pieces of equipment, decreasing the operational efficiency.


World Grain, October 2021

Kilic Engineering provided a double track drive-over hopper for the Cargill project in Australia.

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