Specialised Container Agencies (SCA) – suppliers of niche market container products – has developed SCA Intermodal Side Tipper Bins, that ensure quick, safe and cost-efficient bulk handling in rail and road applications.
“Robust Intermodal Side Tipper Bins have been designed for rapid and efficient off-loading of materials from both rail wagons and road trucks, using specially designed hydraulic tipping cylinders,” explains Ken Mouritzen, Specialised Container Agencies. “SCA’s Intermodal Side Tipper Bins, which are easily handled onto container rail wagons and road trucks by a container handler, increase payload on rail wagons, from 54 metric tons to 60 metric tons.
“An important feature of Intermodal Side Tipper Bins – which are able to be stacked four-high for storage – is they can be used across different modes of transport, including road and rail, without the need for investment in double handling cargo. This system is boosting the utilisation of rail infrastructure, which significantly reduces transport costs, decreases national road congestion and minimises product damage.
“In areas that are not fully serviced by rail, the intermodal side tipper can be loaded onto road transport, for closed loop, short-haul operations. Road vehicles are then used to carry the tipper bin containing bulk material to the railhead. This means cargo can be received at non-rail serviced facilities, for example on mines, terminals and ports.”
Other equipment in the SCA range includes the SCA Tippler, which has been developed for fast unloading of open-top containers and side-tip reception feeders that receive bulk materials directly from tipping trucks and loading shovels. The Big Tipper is a 12 m Elevated Container Tipper Frame (ECTF) and the 4-Way Tipper is a versatile tipping frame that is compatible with most 6 m/20 ft skeletal trailers.”
This equipment improves efficiencies, lowers operating costs and protects product integrity during bulk handling.