Conveyors for bulk handling



The group addresses conveyors moving bulk materials along a predetermined path by means of machine:

  • Wide range of different kinds of bulk materials conveyors e.g. belt conveyors (curved, fixed, mobile), apron conveyors, screw conveyors, bucket elevators, vibrating conveyors, scraper and “en masse” conveyors.
  • Storage equipment for bulk materials: e.g. stackers and reclaimers, silos, hoppers, bunkers, feeders.
  • Ship loading and unloading systems.
  • Loose bulk sorting equipment.
  • Pneumatic handling equipment for bulk materials.



  • Provide a Forum for European manufacturers of bulk handling conveyors for exchange/communication of technical and commercial experience.
  • Set up privileged relationship with European authorities in Brussels, e.g. European Commission, European Parliament and European Council.
  • Provide documents of the Product Group have significant influence on CEN and ISO standards.
  • Provide distribution of documents that have been prepared by its working groups in order to promote its technologies and expertise.


Technical documents

See section Publications – Technical Guidance, subsection Continuous Handling Equipment



Armin Weih


Armin Weih
Phone: +49 69 6603 1609
Email: armin[dot]weih[at]vdma[dot]org