Every bulk handling system starts with existing practices and targeted production capacity in mind. From there ABM engineers work to identify bottlenecks and unutilized headroom in your process to ensure the system in unimpeded and resources aren’t being wasted.
Tailored to your facility
Every facility is unique, and the ABM team takes your processes’ needs into consideration when establishing your solution. Well-designed systems allow for easy, safe access for operators and maintenance staff while minimizing transit distances for personnel and material. This means thoughtful infeed and storage placement for intake of bulk product and output of finished product. It also means selecting the right kind of material handling equipment at each phase in the process. ABM has expertise in a wide variety of screw conveyors, elevators, cleated, troughed, corrugated, and flat-belt conveyors as well as pneumatic and chain systems.
All systems are designed to maximize the quality of the end product in addition to overall efficiency. ABM also provides a variety of quality control equipment including X-ray, metal detectors, and checkweighers. Each of these solutions can be installed with our proprietary DSO Sentinel software which allows equipment to be monitored automatically take corrective actions.
Every bulk handling system needs to be evaluated holistically; focusing on isolated pieces of equipment or steps without consideration of the whole will yield headaches. The ABM team brings both perspective and application-specific expertise to each project and supports it with 24/7 service. To find out how ABM can optimize your bulk handling system, fill out the form below or give us a call.
Find the fires
Many systems have hang-ups which can be resolved or automated relatively easily.
Identify bottlenecks and unutilized headroom
We want to make sure your system isn’t being limited, that you’re not paying for capacity where you don’t need it, but that there is appropriate headroom for growth.
Target desired ROI
We want to keep the price of the automation within the bounds that it provides a higher ROI than other potential uses of your funds
Don’t reinvent the wheel
We draw from an extensive log of past projects to streamline similar ones.
Execute based on total cost of ownership
Methods and equipment are chosen considering price of maintenance, risk of down-time, and ability to remedy quickly.
Implement, test, refine.
Engineers and/or technicians stay on-site with your staff until they understand the new system and can use it to achieve the desired results.