Bruks Siwertell Celebrates 50 Years

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Siwertell technology and brand. Over the past five decades, Siwertell technology has revolutionized the dry bulk handling industry, eliminating material spillage, minimizing dust emissions, and continuously setting market-leading capacities.

“No other continuous mechanical ship unloading system can discharge dry bulk materials from a vessel faster, and with less environmental impact than a Siwertell ship unloader,” said Jonas Fack, president, Bruks Siwertell AB. “It is also the only enclosed ship unloading system that can safely handle biomass and sulfur at very high capacities. This capability is ensuring that operators can make a sustainable switch from handling coal to renewable energy sources such as biomass.

“These are just a few of the reasons why we should celebrate the success of Siwertell systems,” Fack continued. “In addition to these environmental benefits, which support our sustainability strategy, our technology delivers a competitive edge. This includes some operators experiencing a 50% reduction in unloading days, translating into a 50% reduction in berth occupancy and the possibility of higher annual intakes; all from making the change from a traditional unloading system to a Siwertell ship unloader.”

Siwertell ship unloaders can be delivered as road-mobile, port-mobile or large-scale unloading systems with rated capacities of up to 3,000 tph, accommodating vessels up to 230,000 dwt. High-capacity Siwertell ship loaders can deliver rates of up to 12,000 tph, serving the world’s largest carriers of up to 300,000 dwt.

The single most significant innovation on a Siwertell ship unloader, noted the company, is still the originally patented, counter-rotating inlet feeder. It was designed and developed by Swedish inventors, Olle Siwersson and Gunnar Tell, who combined their surnames to give the brand its name.

“As for the future, digitalization will probably provide the most opportunity and present the greatest challenge,” said Fack. “Data collection, data analysis, with machine learning and artificial intelligence-driven solutions, are not a distant dream any longer. The industry is very likely to move toward autonomous operation, troubleshooting and maintenance, with the automatic replenishment of spare parts, for example. 

“We are already working toward realizing many of these, including the use of augmented reality for some service packages, remote troubleshooting and the launch of Siwertell Smartview in 2022,” Fack continued. “This is a cloud-based industrial Internet of things system, designed to offer detailed analysis of equipment performance, availability and reliability.

“We recognize that the industry landscape is rapidly changing, we are ready to respond to these changes through our design of Siwertell technology, and set the standard, just like we have done since its introduction to the market five decades ago,” he concluded.

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