Flexicon Corporation (Australia) introduces a new ultra heavy duty bulk bag filling system for use in the mining industry.
The new bulk bag filling system integrates a Swing-Down bulk bag filler with a Flexicon pallet dispenser and powered chain conveyor, allowing safe, high-capacity filling of bulk bags of all popular sizes, including bags with wide-diameter spouts for passage of irregular materials.
Flexicon’s new system is recommended for mining applications to palletise and fill bulk bags with filter cake, aggregates, abrasive minerals, dry chemical additives and other difficult-to-handle bulk materials.
The system initiates the filling cycle by push button or contact closure, with the pallet dispenser mechanism lowering the stack of pallets onto the chain conveyor to release the bottom pallet and raise the remaining pallets, allowing the conveyor equipped with photoelectric eyes to move the dispensed pallet into position below the filling station.
The bag connection frame of the Swing-Down fill head lowers and then pivots to a vertical position, allowing the operator at floor level to safely and quickly attach bag straps to automated latches, slide the bag spout over a wide-diameter inflatable spout seal, and press a spout seal inflation button.
The bag connection frame is automatically pivoted back to horizontal, with the bulk bag filling system raising the entire fill head, inflating the bag to remove creases, filling the bag at a high rate, completing the filling accurately at trickle feed rate and deflating the spout seal. The bag loops are released, and the fill head raised to disengage the spout, following which the bag is rolled out of the filling area, and a new pallet is rolled into place to begin another cycle.
An annular gap inside of the fill head spout directs air displaced during the filling operation to a single vent for applications requiring connection to a dust collector.
The bulk bag filling system is offered with Flexicon’s steel-tube flexible screw conveyor integrated with the user's upstream process equipment.
Flexicon also manufactures bulk bag unloaders, bulk bag conditioners and other bulk handling machinery and integrated systems.