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To mitigate the risk of an explosion in these applications, it is critical to use conveyors that are especially designed to address the conditions which can lead to a dust explosion.

What it
means to you

In certain conveying applications, the risk of a dust explosion is a real and present danger. For an explosion to occur, three conditions need to be present: fuel (the product being handled or dust from the product); ignition; and oxygen.

UniTrak’s first explosive application project took place in 1971 at the Volunteer Ammunition Plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. In that project, a highly customized TipTrak™ bucket elevator was supplied for the handling of TNT.

Since then, UniTrak has become a recognized leader in handling explosive applications.



Our equipment can be tailored to provide a high degree of dust control and explosion prevention. Our TipTrak bucket elevator for explosive applications can be fully-sealed, fully-grounded and can operate under a gas purge. Many other customization options make this conveyor ideal for safe operation in hazardous or explosive environments.

How we've got it


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TipTrak Bucket Elevator

TipTrak Bucket Elevator

For nearly 50 years, the TipTrak™ bucket elevator has been the number one choice for food and chemical processing companies to elevate their value added powders and bulk products. The TipTrak™ bucket elevator provides the gentlest handling, least spillage, lowest maintenance, and quietest operation of any bucket conveyor system.

Learn more about the TipTrak bucket elevator.

Non-Food Material
  • Alkyl ketene dimer pastilles
  • Aluminum powder
  • Ammonium nitrate
  • Bentonite mix
  • Black powder
  • Carbon black
  • Carbon flake
  • Energetic Materials
  • Fungicide
  • Naphthalene dicarboxylate
  • Pesticide surfactant
  • PETN powder
  • Phenolicresin
  • Phosphonium Propellant
  • Sodium azide
  • Stearic acid
  • Sulfonamide accelerator
  • Sulfur
  • Sulphomium
  • Sulphur granules
  • Sulphur pastilles
  • Sulphur pellets
  • Sulphur powder
  • Sulphur prills
  • TOW grain & fuel rod
  • Tributyl phosphate (wetted TBP)
  • Trinitrotoluene (TNT)
  • Zinc stearate flakes
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The material groupings on our website are extensive but not exhaustive. Talk to a rep today about customizing our equipment to better suit your application.

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