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The smart design of a radial stacker solves one of the most common stockpiling challenges. As aggregate stacks get higher, they get more difficult to work with, hindering production and profitability. Radial stacker conveyors fix this problem. By rotating radially—in an arc—you can stockpile a significant amount of material in high and wide piles without continually moving equipment.

A radial stacker is a conveyor built into an inclined rigid truss that rests on wheels, allowing the stacker to rotate in a semicircle. Radial stackers incline 20 degrees (or more, depending on material properties and conveyor belt design).

There are two types of radial stackers extensively used in industry:

  • Telescoping radial stacker conveyor
  • Portable radial stacker conveyor

As conveyor specialists, West River Conveyors has the expertise to design and build a custom radial stacker to meet your specific needs. Whether you’re stockpiling coal, coke, rock, sand, gravel, trona, potash, nickel, topsoil, or even mulch, our conveyors simplify your material handling and storage.

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BENEFITS OF RADIAL STACKER SYSTEMS

An operator can start a new stack with a radial stacker by simply repositioning the conveyor head once the stockpile gets to a preferred height. In other words, no more time-consuming halts to relocate equipment.

With radially moving stackers, you’ll realize greater uptime, production, and profits.

  • Boost Workplace Safety – There’s less risk to your operators as they don’t have to move heavy equipment to continuously create new stacks.
  • Get More Production – Without the shutdowns for relocating a conventional stacker, there’s less idle time and more throughput of materials.
  • Better Business Profits – As throughput goes up, operating costs go down. Radial stackers allow fewer equipment moves meaning you’re on your way to higher profits.

TYPES OF RADIAL STACKER CONVEYORS

The radial stacker conveyor lets you create stockpiles over a broad, sweeping arc. Compared to a standard stacker conveyor, a radial stacker offers better storage density and a range of optional features.

TELESCOPING RADIAL STACKER 

Consider a telescoping radial stacker for even greater storage density and space utilization. A telescoping stacker’s discharge point (the head) can extend further from the loading point, expanding a stockpile and reducing the material segregation that occurs when stacking a conical pile.

PORTABLE RADIAL STACKER 

A portable radial stacker is suitable for producers who spend time on the road, travel from site to site, or move within a mine or quarry. A portable stacker’s tires swivel, switching position to allow for inline travel or radial action. The axle configuration of a portable radial stacker may include fixed-width or telescoping axles, depending on the application and size of the stacker.

RADIAL STACKER COMPONENTS

West River Conveyors will design and build a radial stacker conveyor to your requirements.

Components central to all such conveyors include:

  • Fabricated truss – The main structural component that supports the conveyor and material load. We engineer the truss to accommodate snow, wind, and other engineering loads.
  • Radial undercarriage – Allows the conveyor to rotate radially
  • Frame-mounted idlers to support the belt
  • Conveyor belt – Exact specifications depend on the properties of the material stockpiled
  • Head section at the discharge point
  • Drive unit (mounted at the head and connected to the discharge pulley)
  • Tail section (material loading point)
  • Skirting at the tail section and under the truss for protection against falling material

Optional radial stacker system components include:

  • A hopper, mounted over the tail, holds material before belt loading. Some users load directly from an overland conveyor, belt feeder, transfer chute, or Bobcat. We can engineer systems to suit.
  • Catwalk on one or both sides of the conveyor truss

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RADIAL STACKER CONVEYOR MATERIALS AND DESIGN FEATURES

The truss and related components of a stacker should be made from materials that ensure the lasting durability of equipment.

West River Conveyors can fabricate your radial stacker using stainless or mild steel providing the highest corrosion resistance.

At West River Conveyors, we pay specific attention to minimizing the effects of dust on moving parts. We select drives, belts, and other components to suit the material to be conveyed. Troughed belts are ideal for maximum load capacity. Belt speed, width, and stacker length are configured to meet each application.

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ABOUT WEST RIVER CONVEYORS

With four decades of experience, our team appreciates the challenges of conveying abrasive, dusty, heavy, and even potentially hazardous materials. We provide custom conveyor systems and parts to mines, quarries, and many other bulk material operations.

Located in Oakwood, Virginia, we’ve earned the respect of producers throughout North America. Our team is dependable and knowledgeable—see for yourself, by reaching out to discuss your conveying needs.

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