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Wagon End Tippler
Wagon end tipplers require unloading flaps at the wagon and walls. Unloading is made, with opened end flap, by tipping in the longitudinal direction. During this procedure the waggon buffers come to rest on to the extended buffer blocks of the platform.

Both unilaterally and bilaterally operating end tipplers have been built. Unilaterally acting end tipplers imply that the wagon is introduced in such a way that the brakeman's cabin at the wagon is on the opposite end of the direction of tipping.

Bilaterally acting waggon tipplers allow for the unloading of wagons regardless of the position of the brakeman's cabin. Slewing end tipplers allow for this too and offer furthermore the advantage that material can be discharged into several sorting hoppers that are arranged around the platform.
Wagon and Truck Unloading Systems
Tipplers perform the task of unloading bulk material from wagons and road trucks. For this purpose different tippler types have been developed including rotary tipplers, side tipplers and end tipplers to suit a range of conditions, client requirements and modes of transport. More and more wagons are equipped with rotary centre couplings which allow the use of rotary tipplers. This saves time by eliminating time consuming coupling and uncoupling procedures and consequently considerably increases the capacity which can be obtained.

The design of wagon tipplers generally allows the locomotive to pass through, but the positioning of wagons should rather be done using modern train haulage and marshalling systems which have been developed by thyssenkrupp. These are more economical and also offer greater efficiency.

The provisions for environmental protection gain an ever increasing importance and that is why thyssenkrupp-dumper plants can be further equipped with all necessary facilities for de-dusting or dust suppression.

We recommend always contacting us when you have a case of need, as we can assist you in selecting the tippler system that suits best your particular requirements.
Travelling and Slewing Wagon Tippler
The wagon is first lifted up to an angle of 30°, then slewed through an angle of 90° over the underground bunker, then lifted up to 60° and unloaded. Hourly unloading capacity is 12 wagons. These machines can serve, from a through rail track, whole series of unloading stations. The slewing platform is mounted onto two or three axes standard gauge bogies. Via introducing tongues the wagon is drawn onto the platform. The latter is slewed and tipped. The highest tipping position is with 60°. Following unloading the wagon can run off in both directions. Preference is given to the use of the system with overhead and underground bunker arrangement.
Side Discharge Wagon Tippler
Side discharge wagon tipplers are given preference where, as a result of a high water table, the unloading hopper as well as the discharge devices can be arranged underground in shallow limits only.

Unloading is achieved by a 150° to 160°turning motion. Because of this unloading action, the wagons must be uncoupled from the train. The wagons are held during the dumping procedure either hydraulically or by using a mechanical system with automatic locking facility. With lower capacities tippler charging is made by locomotives, whereas for higher capacities side arm chargers are used.

The special hauling facilities developed by thyssenkrupp are much more suitable than locomotives for the exact and quick positioning of wagons, as well as for random cars. These devices are equipped with a lateral pivoting arm that engages with the wagon coupling.
Truck Tippler
Truck tipplers are used for unloading bulk materials from road trucks with stationary super-structures. The platforms are lifted with the help of hydraulic cylinders. During the tipping procedure the trucks are held either at the wheels or at the truck chassis.

The procurement and continuous maintenance required by more mechanically complex self-discharging trucks results in higher costs. It may therefore be more economical to arrange tipping platforms at the unloading stations and using trucks with fixed load bodies.
Rotary Wagon Tippler
Rotary wagon tipplers unload the wagons turning through either 180° or 360°. Vertically and horizontally arranged hydraulically actuated wagon holding devices secure the wagons during the dumping procedure. These hydraulic holding devices make it possible to handle wagons of various sizes and are equipped with on automatic pressure-relief facility for wagon spring reassertion.

If the wagons are equipped with rotary couplings, they are tipped in the train unit. In that case 40 unloading cycles and more per hour can be achieved with the rotary dumper. When the wagons which must to be unloaded are not equipped with rotary couplings, they need to be dumped individually, i.e. prior to running into the tippler they must be uncoupled from the train. thyssenkrupp have developed a special patented indexer with electrically regulated, shock free positioning of the wagon which allows individual wagons to be moved into the dumper. For advancing a train which may consist of 100 wagons of 120 t each the side-arm chargers can be used achieving tractive forces of up to 1000 kN.
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