Sand extraction with the help of Kolmer motors
Have you ever realized the many uses of sand in modern society? The construction of our elaborate motorway networks and the development of housing estates, for example, both require large quantities of the product. Fortunately, there are several locations for sand extraction in the Netherlands to meet the many demands.
During the extraction process, large “vacuum cleaners” suck a mixture of water and sand from the bottom of a lake, which is then transported through a pipeline to its destination. This mixture does not make its way through the pipes on its own, however. Electric motors from Kolmer power large booster pumps that force the mixture through the pipeline and the powerful 400kW Cantoni motor is a perfect example of what is required and used in such installations.