INDUSTRY NEWS
November 2017


We want to take this time to wish you a warm and bountiful Thanksgiving. Counting you among our customers is something for which we are especially thankful. Enjoy your day with family and friends!

Take our Thanksgiving quiz
at the end of the newsletter.

In This Issue
QUOTE OF THE DAY

"Before you assume,
try asking." 

- Unknown

Loading Spout Positioners
Increase Speed and Efficiency

Streamline your loading operation with a loading spout positioner. Used in conjunction with standard duty loading spouts at truck and railcar facilities, positioners eliminate the need to reposition your vehicle in the loading station

DCL offers a full line of positioners to meet specific project requirements.Your product and application - whether fine, granular, lumpy, abrasive, corrosive, or sanitary applications - will determine the construction material used. 

HP Models 
Vent-Thru and Non Vent-Thru Designs. 

The vent-thru design eliminates the need for unwieldly duct work. Dust is drawn through the spout and positioner and vented to a central dust collector. Or, dust work can be completely eliminated by mounting DCL's CFM compact filter module directly above the spout positioner. 

HPS Single Direction Positioner

Single direction positioners move standard duty loading spouts horizontally in the X axis, when loading trucks or railcars. The vehicle driver can stop in the loading area without worrying about being in the center. The loading spout can be moved left or right until it is positioned directly above the vehicle hatch. 

DCL's selection of single direction positioners provide horizontal travels from 2 feet [610 mm] up to 6 feet [1.8 m].

 

HPD Dual Directon Positioner
Dual direction positioners move standard duty loading spouts horizontally in the X and Y axis, when loading trucks or railcars. Drivers can stop their vehicles in the designated loading area without precision. The loading spout can be positioned directly above the vehicle hatch. 

DCL offers a large selection of dual direction positioners that provide horizontal travels up to 6 feet [1.8 m] by 2 feet [610 mm].

   
HPSR Rotary Positioner
Rotary positioners move standard duty loading spouts horizontally in a radial axiswhen loading trucks or railcars. Rotary positioners allow the driver to stop the vehicle in the designated loading area without precision. The loading spout is positioned directly above the vehicle hatch. 

DCL's selection of rotary positioners provide radial horizontal travels from 4 feet [1.2 m] in diameter up to 12 feet [3.6 m] in diameter.

SAP Swing Arm Positioner
The versatility and efficiency of swing arm positioners make them an ideal choice when vehicle clearance is a concern. The SAP swings out of the way of the truck or railcar as it enters the load bay. Once the vehicle has stopped, the positioner swings into its loading position. Swing arm positioners can be configured to load multiple hatches and/or multiple railcars. 

DCL offers a selection of swing arm positioners that provide a swing radius of up to 16 feet [4.1 m]. Conveying arms can be provided as aeration conveyors, en masse, and screw conveyor configurations.

APA Articulating Postioning Arm
 
Articulating positioning arms increase speed and efficiency in any loading operation. APA positioners move standard duty loading spouts horizontally in the X and Y axis when loading trucks or railcars. Articulating positioning arms facilitate multiple hatch locations and eliminate vehicle re-spotting in the loading station. 

DCL offers a large selection of articulating positioning arms that provide horizontal travels up to 60 feet [18.3 m] by 6 feet [1.8m]. Conveying arms can be provided as aeration conveyor, en masse, and screw conveyor configurations.


For more information, contact your local TEC Representative or visit  DCL Inc.

Thanksgiving Quiz

  1. The first Thanksgiving lasted:
    1. One day
    2. Two days
    3. Three days
  2. Which of the following was NOT served at the Pilgrims Thanksgiving meal?
    1. Cranberries, corn, and mashed potatoes
    2. Rabbit, chicken, wild turkey, and dried fruit
    3. Venison (deer meat), fish, goose
  3. Which Indian tribe taught the Pilgrims how to cultivate the land and were invited to the Thanksgiving meal?
    1. Apache
    2. Wampanoag
    3. Cherokee
  4. Approximately how many turkeys are eaten each year on Thanksgiving in the United States?
    1. 100 million
    2. 280 million
    3. 500 million
  5. Which southern state was the first to adopt a Thanksgiving Day in 1855?
    1. South Carolina
    2. Virginia
    3. Georgia
  6. What is a snood?
    1. The loose skin under a male turkey's neck.
    2. A hat worn by a Pilgrim
    3. A hot cider drink served at Thanksgiving.
  7. What utensil was not used by the Pilgrims to eat Thanksgiving dinner?
    1. Knife
    2. Fork
    3. Spoon
  8. The best place to put the meat thermometer in the turkey is:
    1. The breast
    2. The middle of the back
    3. The thigh
  9. Which president is believed to be the first to pardon a turkey and start this annual tradition?
    1. President Lincoln in 1863
    2. President Roosevelt in 1939
    3. President Harry Truman in 1947
  10. The Pilgrims came to the New world seeking religious freedom and were also called:
    1. The Puritans because they wanted to purify the teachings and ceremonies of the Church of England.
    2. The Great Explorers
    3. The Wanderers
  11. Today, our Thanksgiving is the fourth Thursday of November because
    1. It is the date the Pilgrims landed in the New World.
    2. This was the date set by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939 and approved by Congress in 1941.
    3. It was the date people voted to have it on.
  12. What is a baby turkey called?
    1. A chick
    2. A nestling
    3. A poult
  13. It has been estimated that how many Americans eat turkey at Thanksgiving.
    1. 88%
    2. 50%
    3. 75%
  14. A full grown turkey has about how many feathers?
    1. A million
    2. Too many to count!
    3. 3,500
     
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