Flexicon has released a new bulk transfer system that moves material from boxes into a mobile bin with vibratory feeder.
The Tip-Tite's stainless steel construction allows it to handle corrosive materials and wash-down between runs of contamination-sensitive food, nutraceutical, pharmaceutical and chemical products.
Castors mounted at the base of the bin allow it to be rolled away from processing areas for a complete wash-down.
Boxes measuring 915 to 1220mm wide and 990 to 1117mm high are loaded at floor level and raised hydraulically to sit against a discharge hood.
The assembly is then hydraulically elevated and tipped, which mates the spout of the discharge hood to a gasketed receiving ring installed on the lid of the mobile bin.
The dust-tight connection allows the opening of a pneumatically-actuated slide gate and discharge of material into the bin with no contamination of the product or plant environment, while permitting partially empty boxes to be returned to the plant floor with no dusting.
Once the bin is rolled or forklifted to a downstream process, material flows through a pneumatically actuated slide gate into a vibratory feeder with eccentric weights for gentle, volumetric metering.
Separate control systems housed in NEMA 4 or NEMA 4X enclosures for wash-down using steam, cleaning solutions, and high pressure water provide manual or automated control of all hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical functions.
The system is also offered in carbon steel with durable industrial coatings or with stainless steel material contact surfaces.
The company also manufactures drum/container tippers, flexible screw conveyors, tubular cable conveyors, bulk bag dischargers, bulk bag conditioners, bulk bag fillers, bag dump stations, weigh batching and blending systems, and engineered plant-wide bulk handling systems with automated controls.