Flexicon Corporation’s bag dump stations, also known as manual dumping stations, collect dust generated when dumping powder and bulk solids from bags, boxes, drums, and other containers, and return the material to the hopper.
The Flexicon bag dump stations/manual dumping stations reduce material waste and eliminate the need to clean a remote dust collection site, while protecting workers and preventing plant contamination.
The Flexicon bag dump station unit features a high-velocity vacuum fan that draws airborne dust away from the operator through two cartridge filters that are sized according to the application.
To operate a bag dump station, the hopper lid is opened, the vacuum fan is activated, and material is dumped through the hopper screen. Airborne dust in the vicinity of the hopper opening is drawn into the dust collector, protecting workers, preventing plant contamination, and reducing material waste.
An automatic reverse-pulse filter cleaning system employs timer-activated solenoid valves to release short blasts of compressed plant air inside the cartridge filters, causing dust build-up on the outer filter surfaces to fall into the hopper. As the filters are blasted alternately at timed intervals, operation of the dust collection system is continuous and efficient.
The hoppers of Flexicon dumping stations are available in various configurations for connection to pneumatic conveyor lines, flexible screw conveyors, and any process equipment. All units are available in carbon steel with durable industrial finishes.