Testimonials2017-12-21T10:48:18+00:00

OLDS ELEVATOR – ELEVATING SUGAR

  • PRODUCT: Sugar
  • CUSTOMER / LOCATION: Valencia
  • AIM: To load trucks while avoiding particle attrition.
  • CAPACITY: 50 m3 / h

SOLUTION: an elevator OLDS 8 m high and 355 mm in diameter allows loading trucks at a rate higher than one truck per hour. That has been a substantial improvement from the previous system, resulting in big gains for the customer, allowing their trucks to be on the road instead of being idle at the parking slot.

Also, the end product shows a better condition, with no particle attrition according to Laboratory results, meeting the requirements and satisfaction of the customer.

MOBILE OLDS ELEVATOR ‘LORRI’ – ELEVATING SUGAR

  • PRODUCT: Sugar
  • CUSTOMER / LOCATION: Barcelona
  • AIM: to load trucks though a mobile and versatile system
  • CAPACITY: 30 m3 / h

SOLUTION: a mobile OLDS ELEVATOR (model called ‘LORRI’), on wheels, for loading the trucks from the customer’s fleet. The Olds Elevator LORRI is a versatile machine, that adapts to the different heights of every specific truck tank and, obviously, able to move around with ease, instead of mving large trucks.

LORRI has allowed a substantial improvement from the previous system, resulting in big gains for the customer, allowing their trucks to be on the road instead of being idle at the parking slot.

Also, the end product shows a better condition, with no particle attrition according to Laboratory results, meeting the requirements and satisfaction of the customer.

ELEVATING ALUMINUM OXIDE

VÍDEO: https://youtu.be/32yD1XUlhAY

  • PRODUCT: aluminum oxide
  • CUSTOMER / LOCATION: Castille-Leon
  • AIM: to elevate to a tank without producing dust
  • CAPACITY: 60 t / h

SOLUTION: tests are carried out and the product is conveyed, without almost any dust being formed. Using others systems like bucket elevators or pneumatic system, resulted in dust produced that affected all the surrounding area, harming the machinery near-by and resulting in great expenditures in maintenance.

OLDS ELEVATOR: FOUNDRY SANDS

  • PRODUCT: Foundry sands
  • CUSTOMER / LOCATION: Queensland (Australia)
  • OBJECTIVE: to elevate hot foundry sands.
  • CAPACITY 1 t / h

SOLUTION: a small foundry in Queensland (Australia) acquired a new sand mixer in 2002 to automate the process of mixing of additives in the sand used for molds. The mixer required that sand was elevated up to 6 m high into its hopper.

Unsatisfied with traditional conveying systems (bucket elevators, pneumatic system, screw conveyor, etc) the owner, Peter Olds, conceived a design on his own. The result was the ‘Olds Elevator’.

Since its start up in March 2003, it only required a replacement (the lower part of the inner screw, after eight years of performance).

Elevador OLDS: pellets

VÍDEO: https://youtu.be/ujPyAMjn8Mw

  • PRODUCT: Pellets
  • CUSTOMER / LOCATION: Barcelona
  • AIM: Avoid particle attrition of fragile carbon pellets during their elevation into a tank.
  • CAPACITY 1 t / h

SOLUTION: by means of the Olds Elevator system, the customer avoided breaking up pellets. Until that moment, they had great losses using a screw conveyor. The large gap between screw and tube in the Olds Elevator allows avoiding particle attrition.

OLDS ELEVATOR: PEELED HAZELNUTS

VÍDEOhttps://youtu.be/5_23e6m9ZHk

  • PRODUCT: Peeled hazelnuts
  • CUSTOMER / LOCATION: Tarragona
  • OBJECTIVE: to elevate peeled hazelnuts with minimum damage to the particle.
  • CAPACITY: 10 t / h

SOLUTION: through the Olds Elevator system, the customer elevated peeled hazelnuts, with no visible damage on the fruit. This was also achieved with the smallest footprint possible.

OLDS ELEVATOR: CARBON BLACK

  • PRODUCT: Carbon black
  • CLIENT / LOCATION: Sabadell
  • AIM: to elevate Carbon black with minimum dust generation, so that maintenance and personnel safety is satisfactory
  • CAPACITY: 750 kg / h

SOLUTION: With the Olds Elevator technology the customer managed to convey such an extremely fine product as Carbon black, with minimum dust produced. Pollution and maintenance costs in the facility have been greatly reduced in accordance.

OLDS ELEVATOR FOR LABORATORY: METER AND ELEVATE

  • PRODUCT: high added-value product.
  • CLIENT / LOCATION: Barcelona
  • AIM: Precise dosing while simultaneously elevating
  • CAPACITY: 150 kg / h

SOLUTION: the customer met the solution to both metering and elevating with just one device: the Olds Elevator. A small Elevator for laboratory use was manufactured, as required by the customer. Since the Olds Elevator system conveys at full-bore, the equipment allowed precise metering, while at the same time elevating the product. Much space was saved thanks to using just one device for the purpose.

OLDS ELEVATOR: SHREDDED TIRES

VÍDEO: https://youtu.be/ougk0l5NCRc

  • PRODUCT: shredded car tires
  • CLIENT / LOCATION: Murcia
  • OBJECTIVE: To elevate shredded tires to a storage tank
  • CAPACITY: 1,000 kg / h

SOLUTION: The Olds Elevator was able to elevate a product as complicated as shredded rubber tires. It is a product that is easily clogged with other transport systems, specially with augers. Using particles up to 80 mm in diameter, the system OLDS managed to elevate this product smoothly.

OLDS ELEVATOR: METAL SHAVINGS

VÍDEO: https://youtu.be/hhBvSdV-qeY

  • PRODUCT: Metal shavings
  • CLIENT / LOCATION: Granollers
  • AIM: to elevate Aluminum shavings CAPACITY: 1.5 t / h

SOLUTION: Shavings are generally difficult to handle. They have low density and irregular shapes. That makes them difficult for conveying through most of the conventional conveying systems. The Olds Elevator could elevate metallic shavings without getting stuck thanks to its versatility and through proper regulation of the lower scoops (photo).

OLDS ELEVATOR: CERAMIC PIGMENTS

  • PRODUCT: metallic ceramic pigments
  • CLIENT / LOCATION: Tarragona
  • AIM: Elevating high temperature pigments
  • CAPACITY: 4 t / h

SOLUTION: The customer wanted to replace a cooler and a screw conveyor in order to save space. Given the fact that the screw conveyor was inclinated, it took up very much space. The Olds Elevator can handle hot products, up to 800º C. This is possible thanks to the ability of the rotating tube in the Olds Elevator to expand to a greater extent than any other conveying systems, which in general do not tolerate such high temperatures.

OLDS ELEVATOR: CERAMIC FRIT

VÍDEO: https://youtu.be/YqTUI8qofEc

  • PRODUCT: ceramic frit
  • CLIENT / LOCATION: Castelló de la Plana
  • AIM: Elevation of ceramic frit without dust generation
  • CAPACITY: 10 t / h

SOLUTION: The Olds Elevator system allows elevating products with minimum or no dust generation. Frit, similarly to sand, can cause serious lung problems. The Olds Elevator was able to avoid breathing issues thanks to conveying at full-bore.

OLDS ELEVATOR: CORN

  • PRODUCT: Corn
  • CLIENT / LOCATION: Lleida
  • OBJECTIVE: elevating corn kernels without particle attrition
  • CAPACITY: 50 m3 / h

SOLUTION: The Olds Elevator installed intended to elevate corn without breaking the grain. The client had little room between conveyor and storage point. Only an Olds Elevator seemed the only possible solution able to fit in so little room.

VIRTO-CUCCOLINI SIEVE MACHINE: OATMEAL AND SPICES

  • PRODUCT: Oatmeal and various spices
  • CLIENT / LOCATION: Barcelona
  • AIM: Control screening to avoid fine particles in bagged product
  • CAPACITY: 300 kg / h

SOLUTION: The Sieve model VP2 800 from Virto-Cuccolini acquired by the customer allowed to handle such fine products like oatmeal and spices in foil, with minimum breakage and rejects generation. The customer got his bags free of small particle, giving his product a better commercial aspect.

VIRTO-CUCCOLINI SIEVE MACHINE: REJECTS FROM WELDING ELECTRODES

  • PRODUCT: Rejects from welding electrodes
  • CLIENT / LOCATION: Zaragoza
  • AIM: Control screening to recover coarse material from welding debris
  • CAPACITY: N / A

SOLUTION: Control Screening for recovery of welding rejects.

VIRTO-CUCCOLINI SIEVE MACHINE: CONTROL SCREENING FOR BIOTECHNOLOGY PRODUCTS

  • PRODUCT: Biotechnology products
  • CLIENT / LOCATION: Talavera de la Reina
  • OBJECTIVE: security screening
  • CAPACITY: N / A

SOLUTION: Security sieving using two different machines, for two different production lines (VP2 500 and VP2 800 models).

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