The patented Toploader system is the most economical storage technology for various bulk materials like wood chips, old timber, bark, RDF, corn, grass, pellets and plastics. Applications are for example boiler feeding in biomass power plants, receiving stations for larger storage units in the fuel area, storage boxes for wood chips and shavings in pellet plants, substrate storage and feeding of biogas plants.
The Toploader system provides for fully automatic box evacuation without operating personnel. One or more boxes with each up to 400 m³ content get filled from the open side on plane ground area by semi-trailer, tipping scrap skips or wheel loader. The removal is effected with the Toploader on the opposite over a sloping ramp to the subsequent conveying technology with a conveying capacity of up to 100 m³/h. There is a paddle suspended on one side of a movable slide by guide bars that is continuously moved to and fro. During the return movement the paddle is raised and gets re-placed on the floor in front of the material - a new cycle begins.
Drive, lifting device and mechanical devices are always outside of the bulk material, accessible at any time and easy to maintain. Combined with a simple concrete bottom plate, pre-casted concrete blocks, asphalt surfaces or metal plates there are versatile, cost-effective design options and there is no pit at the unloading side required.