January 29, 2014

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Bulk bag filler

An all-new bulk bag filler features a pivot-down filling head that enables the operator to connect empty bags at floor level and resume filling operations rapidly. Known as the Swing-Down™ bulk bag filler, the patent-applied-for design eliminates the need to climb steps, reach overhead connection points or risk injury associated with operation of conventional bulk bag fillers, the co. says. The unit simultaneously lowers and pivots the filling head, stopping it in a vertical 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. A remote console or wall-mounted panel houses controls to manipulate the filling head, inflate the bag, open a flow control valve or start and stop a feeding device. Optional vibratory decks deaerate and densify material in the bag at preset points to create solid, stable bags. After filling, the controller deflates the spout-connection collar, releases the loop latches and raises the fill head to disengage the spout. A latch mechanism automatically resets the latch after releasing the bag loops, repositioning it as the filling head pivots to a vertical position. The filler comes standard with a carbon-steel construction with an industrial finish. Stainless-steel versions are available for food, dairy and pharmaceutical applications.

Flexicon Corp., 888/353-9426. www.flexicon.com

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