The co. introduces a bulk bag-to-bin weigh-batching system, which discharges material from bulk bags, de-lumps the product, and feeds it gravimetrically into rigid bins. The unloader’s bulk bag-to-hopper interface consists of a manual Spout-Lock® clamp ring at the top of a pneumatically-actuated Tele-Tube® telescoping tube, allowing an operator to make a sealed connection between the clean side of the bag spout and the clean side of the hopper, and to automatically elongate the bag as it empties, to promote flow and evacuation. Above the connection point is a Power-Cincher® pneumatically-actuated flow control valve that cinches the bag spout concentrically, allowing retying of partially empty bags with no dusting. The unloader is also equipped with Flow-Flexer® bag activators that raise and lower opposite bottom edges of the bag at timed intervals, and the unloader’s surge hopper discharges into a low-profile de-lumping device with dual rotors and three-point heads that break up agglomerates that have formed in the bag. All material-contact surfaces of the unloader, the de-lumping device and the gravimetric feeder are of stainless steel, finished to sanitary standards, the co. states.
Flexicon Corp., 888/353-9426.