A pivot-head combination bulk bag/drum filler features a filling head that pivots down for connecting empty bags at floor level, and a swing-arm-mounted chute. The Swing-Down® fill head enables an operator to connect bag spouts and resume filling operations rapidly, eliminating the need to step over roller conveyors or strain to reach overhead connection points. The device simultaneously lowers and pivots the fill head, stopping it in a vertically oriented position that places the bag inlet spout inflatable connection, inflator button and four bag loop latches within arm’s length of an operator standing on the plant floor. This reportedly increases the safety and speed of connecting bulk bags. The unit can be switched to drum filling mode by positioning the swing-arm-mounted drum-filling chute under the fill head discharge port.
Flexicon Corp., 888/353-9426.