Time is money, also in case of bulk outloading. Like aircrafts must be in the air, trucks should be on the road. In order to minimize loading time, smart bulk handling plants use so called “contrasets”.
The contraset concept is mainly applied with feed mills, where they deal with many different recipes, each in relatively small volumes. Some bulk trailers contain up to 10 compartments which is very time consuming in case of sequential loading.
A contraset is basically a silo bin, consisting of several relatively small compartments. The contraset compartments resemble the bulk trailer compartments. This enables parallel loading, all compartments at the same time. Conventional loading systems only allow for sequential or limited parallel loading. Case studies show loading time savings up to 80%.