Processing Magazine

Automated Bulk Material Handling and Packaging System

July 26, 2012

National Bulk Equipment, Inc.’s new automated bulk material handling and packaging system is built on the NBE integrated construction and controls infrastructure. The complete process sequence operates on paired, process-specific structural framework chassis with all automation and control functions centralized to a single, menu-driven HMI to enable standardized and system-wide data reporting. The NBE integrated construction and controls infrastructure provides the basis for reduced total cost of ownership, relative to the common systems integration concept of bolt-together, divergent “islands” of equipment, while also improving process performance and the accuracy of production data shared throughout the enterprise.