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[post_content] => US-headquartered Flexicon has unveiled a new Tip-Tite® drum dumping system that automatically rolls drums containing bulk material into position, dumps the material into downstream equipment and then rolls empty units out of the dumping station. This, it says, allows for the "safe, high-capacity transfer from drums of all popular sizes" weighing up to 340 kg.
"Once full drums are rolled onto the dumping station platform, a hydraulic cylinder raises and seats the drum rim against a discharge hood," the company continues. "A second hydraulic cylinder then tips the drum to an angle of 45°, 60° or 90° with a motion-dampening feature. At full rotation, the slide gate opens to allow controlled discharge of material into downstream process equipment."
After the empty drum is returned to its upright position, the rolling motion is then reversed and the drum is halted in front of a pneumatically-actuated pusher that transfers the empty drum to the return conveyor for removal. While this is happening, another full drum rolls into position on the dumping platform ready for the process to repeat again.
"Photoelectric sensors located along the powered roller conveyor relay the position of empty and full drums to the system controller, which actuates the conveyor to advance full and empty drums upon completion of each dumping cycle," Flexicon reports. Moreover, the system can also be supplied with high-lift configurations for the dumping of drums into elevated receiving equipment and in open-chute and dust-free Tip-Tite designs for the dumping of boxes, bins, pails and other containers.
Flexicon has also developed a new Tip-Tite drum dumper fitted with an integral flexible screw conveyor that allows for the dust-free volumetric feeding of bulk material from drums into downstream processes. "A hydraulic cylinder raises and seats the drum rim against a discharge cone, after which a second hydraulic cylinder tips the drum to an angle of 45º, 60º or 90º with a motion-dampening feature," it explains. "At full rotation, a pneumatically actuated slide gate valve opens and charges the conveyor, which meters the material volumetrically according to infinitely adjustable user controls."
"As the flexible screw rotates, it self-centres within the tube, providing ample clearance between the screw and the tube wall to eliminate or minimise grinding," the company continues, noting that "the flexible screw is top-driven beyond the point at which the material exits the conveyor, preventing contact with bearings or seals". Moreover, the conveyor transports bulk materials from sub-micron powders to large pellets, "while the gentle rolling action of material prevents the separation of blends".
"The rugged inner screw is the only moving part contacting material, resulting in reduced maintenance and increased reliability," Flexicon says. "A broad range of screws with specialised geometries is available to handle free- and non-free-flowing materials, including products that pack, cake or smear in other types of conveyors." Meanwhile, an optional pneumatically-actuated vibrator on the discharge cone "promotes complete evacuation of non-free-flowing materials".
Designed to accommodate drums weighing up to 340 kg and with filling capacities ranging from 114 litres up to 208 litres, the drum dumper is available constructed of carbon steel with durable industrial finishes; with material contact surfaces of stainless steel; or in all-stainless steel finished to food, dairy, pharmaceutical or industrial standards as required.
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Flexicon: Dump those drums
Flexicon has added to its extensive range of handling equipment with the launch of two new Tip-Tite drum dumpers