Canadian Plastics

Two new offerings: bulk bag and manual dump system, open chute box dumper

Flexicon Corp. has introduced two new raw materials handling components.

October 1, 2010   Canadian Plastics



Flexicon Corp. has introduced two new raw materials handling components.

First, a combination bulk bag and manual dump batching system (Fig. 1) weighs bulk materials that are discharged from bulk bags and/or manually dumped from sacks, boxes and other containers, and empties the batch into mobile storage bins.

A programmable controller with manual start button activates either of the flexible screw conveyors to load the first ingredient into the central weigh hopper at maximum feed rate. Load cells supporting the hopper transmit weight gain information to the controller, which steps-down the feed rate to dribble prior to reaching the target weight. In the same manner, the controller starts and stops the second conveyor to load the second ingredient into the weigh hopper, and then activates the hopper’s slide gate valve to discharge the batch into mobile storage bins.

To assist with total evacuation of material, a telescoping tube maintains constant downward pressure on the clamp ring and bag spout, elongating the bag as it empties, while bag activators raise and lower bottom edges of the bag into a steep “V” shape, directing material into the bag outlet spout.

Second, an open chute box dumper (Fig. 2) is designed for discharging bulk solid materials from boxes, totes and other containers when dust containment is not a requirement.

The dumper accommodates Gaylords and other boxes from 36 inches to 48 inches (915mm to 1,220mm) on a side, and 39 inches to 44 inches (990mm to 1,117mm) overall height.

Twin hydraulic cylinders pivot the platform-chute assembly, with the container secured from sliding by transverse sidewall braces, to discharge angles of 45 or 60 degrees beyond horizontal, including a motion-dampening feature at the termination of container rotation.

The dumper is available with stainless steel material contact surfaces (shown), in carbon steel with durable industrial coatings, or in all-stainless construction to industrial and sanitary standards.

Flexicon Corporation (Bethlehem, Pa.); www.flexicon.com;1-888-353-9426

Barnard-Boe Inc. (Issaquah, Wash.) (western Canada); 425-392-2856

Cassier Engineering Sales Ltd. (Toronto); 416-298-1628


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