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Rulmeca Motorized Pulley

Loads Ships and Helps Boost Alaskan Coal Exports

Coal People Magazine published the following article in their March 2007 issue.
To revive export of Alaskan steam coal to Korea and other export markets, Alaska Railroad Corporation increased the shiploading rate at the company’s 22 year old Seward Loading Facility on Resurrection Bay, Alaska.   Restricted space on the shiploader boom and harsh operating conditions (only 600 miles south of the Arctic Circle) prompted engineers to

Seward Shiploader with ship at dockPhoto Caption: Rulmeca 75 HP Motorized Pulley drives the 2,000 TPH shuttle belt transferring coal to 92,000 DWT ships bound for Korea and other export markets.

Funded by a $9.5 million Federal Railroad Administration grant, ARRC acquired and upgraded the Seward facility to decrease operating costs and boost coal exports.


Ship Loader Shuttle Boom Conveyor Drive

Photo Caption: Shiploader shuttle conveyor discharge end.

specify a Rulmeca Motorized Pulley to drive the shuttle conveyor.

  Since the Motorized Pulley has a “narrow footprint” of 24 inch diameter and 47 inch face width, only minor changes were required to
$1.24 million of the grant was earmarked for inspections, repairs, and improvements. Usibelli Coal began shipping steam coal from its Healy, Alaska mine to the Honam Electric Power Generating Plant in South Korea in 1984, delivering 12 million tons of coal during that period. Phase One of the Seward conveyor up-grades was completed in 2005 enabling UCM to ship 400,000 tons per year to the Honam Plant using a bottom dump train unloader, bucket wheel stacker reclaimer and ship-
loader. Port throughput is 3 MTPY.
  remove the old pulley and pillow blocks and exposed motor/gearbox system to accommodate the new drive.
Photo Caption: Motorized Pulley encloses drivetrain within pulley shell.    
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