Mobile material handling and metering system

CAFC
  • US 8,944,740 B2
  • Filed: 10/21/2010
  • Issued: 02/03/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/21/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A system for handling granular material, the system comprising:

  • a. a delivery module configured, in a delivery module operational configuration, to receive said granular material and to convey said granular material to a predetermined delivery location via a continuous belt conveyor;

    b. one or more mobile storage modules adjacent to the delivery module, each of the one or more mobile storage modules configured, in a mobile storage module operational configuration, to hold and dispense said granular material downward to the delivery module and to receive said granular material for holding via a continuous belt loading system operatively coupled to an input port, the continuous belt loading system being separated from the continuous belt conveyor by the mobile storage module;

    wherein the delivery module is mobile and reconfigurable between said delivery module operational configuration and a delivery module transportation configuration and wherein each of the one or more mobile storage modules comprises an integrated actuating system for moving a container portion thereof between a lowered position and a raised position, the raised position corresponding to the mobile storage module operational configuration, andwherein each of the one or more mobile storage modules further comprises;

    a. a frame;

    b. the container portion supported by the frame and pivotably coupled thereto, the container portion configured to store said granular material and comprising the input port for receiving said granular material and an output port for dispensing said granular material; and

    c. the integrated actuating system configured to pivot the container portion between the lowered position and a the raised position, wherein, in the raised position, the input port is located above the output port.

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