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Wincanton centre trials zero emissions magnetic propulsion tech

by Mark Cantrell
A UK supply chain business is showcasing an innovative magnetic propulsion technology for handling the movement of bulk materials.

A UK supply chain business is showcasing an innovative magnetic propulsion technology for handling the movement of bulk materials.

The technology was developed by Magway Limited, a developer of zero-emission goods transport systems, based in Wembley, London.

Wincanton is now demonstrating the technology at its W² Innovation Centre in Rockingham, Northamptonshire.

Magway’s technology is said to enable precise control over the horizontal and vertical movement of loads up to 250kg, with a capacity of 1,000 tonnes per hour. The system is claimed to operate at less than 20% of the energy and operating costs of traditional solutions, while producing zero emissions.

Paul Durkin, chief customer and innovation officer at Wincanton, said: “We are delighted to welcome Magway and its cutting-edge magnetic propulsion technology to our Innovation Centre.

“Innovation is at the heart of everything we do for our customers, and we are committed to collaborating with global innovators like Magway to advance emerging technology and sustainability in supply chain and logistics.”

Phill Davies, chief executive of Magway, added: “Every year, over 100bn tonnes of bulk materials – equivalent to two-thirds the mass of Mount Everest – are transported globally using traditional conveyors and trucks. In order to achieve net zero, businesses need to innovate in their supply chain processes and embrace new technologies. Our system offers a compelling alternative, providing unparalleled efficiency and sustainability.

“This is the first Magway demonstrator outside of our own controlled test environment, and we’re extremely excited to showcase our technology and vision for sustainable, efficient bulk material movement.”


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