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UK recycling equipment and materials handling company with innovative bulk materials weighing and monitoring system offers license agreements

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Plant Design and Maintenance
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A UK company has developed a dynamic wireless bulk materials weighing system that can be integrated into new and existing conveyor systems to deliver greater accuracy and volume of throughput. The company would like to expand into new markets worldwide either by licensing out the use of its intellectual property under a licensing agreement or under either distribution services or commercial agency agreements.



The UK company that was established in 2011 is a specialist designer and manufacturer of recycling and waste handling equipment.
It has delivered many innovative ideas to market. The strength of the company is that these products have often been produced as bespoke customer projects.

The product was designed to address many of the drawbacks associated with monitoring of heavy and bulky materials using conventional weighers

The system has been an innovative development that can increase accuracy and reliability in the measurement of volume, weight and throughput of bulk materials. Conventional technology uses steel rollers with internal bearings which are susceptible to high wear and accuracy losses due to belt slippage. It is difficult to predict failure ahead of breakdowns which can cause expensive down time and loss of revenue in critical situations.

The company is developing a range of intellectual property relating to the weighing and monitoring system that can be used under license agreements and a range of physical products that can be marketed via a network of trade partners through either a distribution services agreement or alternatively via a commercial agency agreement. .

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The weighing system has a unique mechanical design using a wireless communication system to transmit live data from the unit direct to a control computer with a range of up to 2Km’s line-of-sight. The system is built into a frame that can be integrated into new or existing conveyor systems. The construction is mild or stainless steel depending upon the environment of use. It uses external outboard bearings with rubber guides on the shafts which protects the unit from damage and wear due to the materials being transported. The weighing system utilises 4 load cells which enables accuracy increases over conventional methods. The product benefits from simple and light weight construction enabling fast integration. Incline adjustments can be made with ease.The cleverness of the monitoring system allows live dynamic monitoring wherever the installation is located in the world. The system thus provides greater accuracy and efficiency plus the ability to operate more remotely than many competitors products

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Already on the market

Partner sought

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The manufacturer is looking for partners to identify sales channels for the product. Distributors or commercial agentss who are sector specialists with experience of aggregate transportation and bulk materials handling are of specific interest.

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SME 11-50,SME <10,>500 MNE,251-500,SME 51-250,>500