Transportation

About us

The technical group of  transport was established in 1989, by organizing makers and users of bulk-solid conveyers in Japan. We conduct activities partially in cooperation with bulk-handling technical group, because we have common interest. Our main activities are developing unexplored markets and finding new trends of transport technology. We are interested in future issues, such as resolution of fixing contamination, development of energy saving technology, applications of numerical simulation and novel measuring technique.

Current level of technology, trend and activities in future

  1. In the field of pneumatic transport, it is mainstream to use dense phase transport at low velocity or dilute transport at high velocity depending on the physical property of the powder. Techniques to reduce contamination are required for mechanical transportation, and some progress has been made on this technology. It is the challenge to responding to advanced requirements such as transportation of brittle, cohesive and high-water-content materials, and reducing segregation of multi-component powders.
  2. Owing to remarkable progress of computational capability, numerical simulation is getting popular in the wide range of powder operations. It is desired to study the applicability and possibility of the numerical simulation to prediction of the phenomena in powder transportation. Survey of commercial software for general-purpose is also needed. Further, it is desired to investigate the novel measuring techniques such as tomography measurement.
  3. Attention should be paid to movement of novel technology such as 3D printing. The possibility of the use of such new technology for powder transportation is interested.

Conductor

Coordinator Osaka University,
Graduate School of Engineering,
Department of Mechanical Engineering
TANAKA/Toshitsugu
Vice Coordinator Chiba University ,Graduate School of Engineering
Division of Artifical Systems Sciensce
TAKEI/Masahiro
Representative Organizer TSUKASA INDUSTRY CO., LTD. INOUE/Teruo
Vice Representative Organizer SANKO AIR PLANT LTD. KISHIMOTO/Takeshi
Organizer AMANO Corporation MATSUI/Tetsuya
NISSHIN SEIFUN GROUP INC. HAGINOYA/Ryuichi
S-TEC CO., LTD. MIURA/Masato
NIHON SPINDLE MFG. CO., LTD. MASUDA/Isamu
TSUBAKIMOTO BULK SYSTEMS CORP. NAKATSUI/Seichi