the largest underground coal mining company in the United States, has recently installed a new E-Crane for handling fly ash at their facility near Moundsville, WV. Murray Energy produces about 65 million tons of coal annually, providing reliable electric power to many customers.
E-Crane is a 2000 Series which is barge mounted. It unloads 1600 ton barges of fly ash, a coal combustion byproduct. The fly ash is loaded into a specialized hopper which is also mounted on the barge. The material is then conveyed to a truck loading station.
Murray Energy chose the
E-Crane solution for its versatility and ability to handle this difficult material. The material properties vary greatly, but the adjustable push down force of the
E-Crane along with custom scrapers built into the grab handle the job no matter if the material is hard and crusty or wet and sticky.