A new manual dump system available from Flexicon Corporation (Australia)
collects dust generated during manual tipping, compacts the empty bags and conveys bulk material downstream.
Comprising of a receiving hopper, dust collector, bag compactor and flexible screw conveyor, Flexicon’s dust-free manual bag dump system is designed to enable the operator to pass empty bags directly into the bag compactor via a bag infeed chute through the sidewall of the hopper hood, causing dust generated from both tipping and compaction to be drawn onto the system's two cartridge filters.
Dust build-up on the outer surfaces is made to fall into the hopper to conserve usable product using an automatic reverse-pulse filter cleaning system, which releases short blasts of compressed air inside the filters at timed intervals. Filters are readily accessed by removing the interior baffle, and replaced rapidly using quick-disconnect fittings.
The compactor employs a large pneumatic air cylinder to compress bags into a removable bin that accommodates 50 to 80 bags. The main door, and a flapper door within the bag infeed chute are equipped with safety interlocks that prevent operation of the compactor unless both doors are closed.
The hopper discharges into an enclosed, flexible screw conveyor designed to handle a broad variety of materials including free- and non-free-flowing bulk materials from large pellets to sub-micron powders including products that pack, cake, seize, smear, fluidise, break apart or separate, with no separation of blended products.
Flexicon also manufactures pneumatic conveying systems, bulk bag dischargers, bulk bag conditioners, bulk bag fillers, drum/box/container tippers, drum fillers, weigh batching and blending systems, and engineered plant-wide bulk handling systems with automated controls.