Siemens Flender Wins Metso Minerals Order

Siemens Flender received an order from Metso Minerals UK Ltd., a minerals processing equipment specialist that is constructing a number of rail car dumper and train marshalling systems for coal export facilities in China.

According to Flender's press release, the latest order is for the Port of Jingtange where 24 planetary drive units have been supplied for two positioners which marshall full coal wagons into the dumper area. Loaded trains can be 200 wagons long. Flender has already supplied the drive unit assemblies for the coal dumpers, which empties coal from rail wagons.

Each position drive unit comprises a Siemens 90 kW, 1,500 rpm motor, Neupex/Autogard torque limiting coupling, Sime Stromag electromagnetic brake and Planurex P2NA10 planetary gear unit with an extended output shaft fitted with a 15-tooth pinion.

Chris Weeks, Metso project manager, says "We first used Flender gear units on a project in China back in 1983 and since that time Flender has remained our preferred supplier in China. We are very happy with the performance and reliability of Flender units."

The project is slated for completion by August 2007.