Rotary car dumper mounting in the territory of modern sulphur handling terminal in the port of Ust Luga, located at the mouth of the river Luga at the Baltic Sea, not far from the Estonian border. The terminal owner is the company EST European Sulphur Terminal of St. Petersburg and the materials handling equipment for the terminal is being supplied by the Materials Handling business unit of ThyssenKrupp Fördertechnik, one of the world’s leading suppliers of advanced-technology materials handling equipment.
A rotary car dumper or wagon tippler (UK) is a mechanism used for unloading certain railroad cars such as hopper cars, gondolas or lorries (tipplers, UK). It holds the rail car to a section of track and rotates the track and car together to dump out the contents. Used with gondola cars, it is making open hopper cars obsolete. Because hopper cars require sloped chutes in order to direct the contents to the bottom dump doors (hatches) for unloading, gondola cars allow cars to be shorter, thus lowering their center of gravity, while carrying the same gross rail load.
ThyssenKrupp AG is a European multinational conglomerate corporation based in Duisburg and Essen,Germany. The corporation consists of 670 companies worldwide. While ThyssenKrupp is one of the world’s largest steel producers, the company also provides components and systems for the automotive industry, elevators, escalators, material trading and industrial services.
Alekon Holding AS is a leading Estonian enterprise, uniting several companies with various fields of aktivities related to supply and installation of handling equipment for ports and industrial plants, and also cargo terminals and logistics centre servises.
“EST” LLC has a range of logistics services for technical sulfur storage and reloading from rail transport to maritime transport vessels.