The principle of VIGAN mechanical loaders is the following:

Many alternatives are possible in order to load a ship with a VIGAN machine (see below).

These illustrations are a typical example where the products are handled to the pier by a wharf conveyor and via an inclined conveyor to the loader.

Passing through the central head of the loader, the products are moving towards the ship holds thanks to a telescopic belt conveyor.

Then they fall through the telescopic loading pipe into the holds.