The drum tipper from Flexicon Corporation seals drums against a discharge cone, tips the drum, mates the cone against a gasketted connection, and discharges bulk material dust-free through a slide gate valve.
Trademarked TIP-TITE, the drum tipper accommodates drums from 114 to 208 liters. The drum platform is raised by a single hydraulic cylinder, creating a dust-tight seal between the rim of a drum and the underside of the discharge cone. A second hydraulic cylinder tips the platform-hood assembly and drum, stopping at tip angles of 45, 60 or 90 degrees with a motion-dampening feature. The vertically oriented cone mates with a gasketted inlet port fitted to the lid of an optional hopper with integral flexible screw conveyor or pneumatic pick-up adapter, or to existing process equipment.
A pneumatically actuated slide gate valve prevents material flow until the discharge cone has been properly seated in the gasketted receiving ring. The drum tipper is available constructed of mild 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. Apart from drum tippers, Flexicon Corporation also manufactures high-lift drum tippers; drum fillers; bulk bag dischargers; bulk bag conditioners; bulk bag fillers; flexible screw conveyors; pneumatic conveying systems; bag dump stations; box/container tippers; weigh batching and blending systems; and engineered plant-wide bulk handling systems with automated controls.