Flexicon offers TIP-TITE automated bulk solids drum dumping system

Bethlehem, PA-based Flexicon says its TIP-TITEĀ® drum dumping system automatically rolls drums containing bulk material into position, dumps the material into downstream equipment and rolls empty drums out of the dumping station, allowing safe, high-capacity transfer from drums of all popular sizes weighing up to 750 lb (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. A second hydraulic cylinder then tips the drum to an angle of 45, 60 or 90 deg. 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 container is returned to its upright position, the rolling motion is reversed and the container is halted in front of a pneumatically-actuated pusher which transfers the empty drum to the return conveyor for removal. Meanwhile, another full drum rolls into position on the dumping platform.

Photoelectric sensors along the powered roller conveyor relay the position of empty and full drums to the system controller which actuates the conveyor to advance them on completion of each dumping cycle.

The system is also offered in highlift configurations for dumping into elevated receiving equipment and in openchute and dust-free TIP-TITE designs for dumping of boxes, bins, pails and other containers.

The company also manufactures manual bag dump stations, bulk bag dischargers, bulk bag conditioners, bulk bag fillers, flexible screw conveyors, tubular cable conveyors, pneumatic conveying systems, weigh batching and blending systems, and engineered plantwide bulk handling systems with automated controls.

Flexicon Corp., www.flexicon.com

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