A new bulk bag discharger for food and dairy applications has been introduced for situations where there is zero tolerance for contamination of product or equipment.

Flexcon's new BFC series Bulk-Out bulk bag discharger features stainless-steel open-channel construction and is equipped with a cantilevered I-beam with electric hoist and trolley for loading and unloading of bulk bags without the use of a forklift.

Unlike hollow steel frame members, the open-channel frame is free of cavities or recesses where bacteria, mould and other contaminants can breed.

By design, the frame can quickly and efficiently be washed down with water, steam or cleaning solution, reducing the risk of cross-contamination between changeovers and providing unobstructed inspection for checking cleanliness.

Additional devices like the Flow-Flexer bag and the Spout-Lock prevent the escape of dust throughout the entire discharging process.

BFC Series dischargers are available in over 30 configurations, some with a removable bag lifting frame for loading and unloading of bulk bags using a forklift as well as BFH half-frame models that rely on a forklift to suspend the bag during discharge.