MBS Stockyard Management – more transparency with advanced automation solutions
The MBS stockyard management system is an advanced tool which assists in the operation of bulk stockyards. This solution provides stockyard operators with tangible benefits through stacker/reclaimer automation, increased efficiency and more transparency. The system provides an accurate 3-dimensional model of the stockyard, which indicates the pile shape and the material distribution within the stockpile. MBS transforms bulk storage facilities into precisely controlled tools to efficiently support your production processes.
MBS material quality management
- Track bulk material quality
- Achieve desired material blends
- Improve material homogenization
Unmanned stockyard operation
- Achieve higher throughput
- Reduce operating costs
- Increase operating safety
MBS supports the following bulk materials
- Coal and coke
- Iron ore, ferrous pellets
- Bauxite and alumina
- Fertilizer raws: phosphate, potash or sulphur
- Quarry products: granite, gabbro, gypsum, or limestone
- Industrial by-products: petcoke, FGD gypsum or fly-ash
System architecture and implementation
MBS stockyard management is designed to operate alongside any existing stacker/reclaimer PLC system. The data from the digital control system is exchanged via an interface, the original system is left unaltered. MBS is ready to connect to a variety of digital control systems using different communication protocols such as Profibus, Modbus or TCP/IP (via industrial Ethernet). The system can be implemented during the construction of new stockyards or for existing facilities. MBS is the ideal solution to retrofit existing stockyards without installing new hardware.
Every stockyard is unique in dimension, shape, equipment and operating philosophy. The stockyard management system is flexible and will be customized to meet the local requirements. The system functionality is modular and can be selected to match the individual needs of each customer.