With a long drumroll followed by confetti, camera flashes and applause, Kiruna Wagon became the winner of the Swedish Steel Prize 2017. Take a look at what winning this momentous award means to the team at Kiruna Wagon and find out how they plan to celebrate.
In our new demo video you can watch the Helix Dumper system unload iron ore fines at a discharge rate of 25,000 tonnes per hour. Filmed in November 2016, the video shows Helix Dumpers designed for a 30-tonne axle load. Each wagon holds approximately 98 tonnes and takes about 14 seconds to unload. Running in unbroken train sets, this gives a discharge rate of 25,000 tonnes per hour, which is unprecedented in the unloading of ore concentrate and other fine-grained and potentially sticky commodities. There is no existing technology that can match the productivity of the Helix Dumper system when [...]
Kiruna Wagon is pleased to report that the HERMES project is progressing well. In our new video we explain the objectives of the HERMES project and Kiruna Wagon’s central role in designing the bulk wagon of the future. Hermes is a European research project coordinated by salt and potash producer ICL – Iberpotash in Spain and funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme. The project has a duration of 36 months, a total budget of 6.7M € and is developed by 9 partners from Sweden, Denmark, France and Spain. Kiruna Wagon has a central role in this international [...]
Our new product video features the Side Dumper – a wagon designed for sealed transport of hazardous and/or highly refined ore products. Kiruna Wagon's proven Side Dumper can discharge both left and right and be loaded from both sides. The unloading station is extremely simple which gives a good overall economy, especially if goods are unloaded at more than one location. The calculated lifetime of the wagon is 30 years.