Flexicon Corporation (Australia) introduces a new bulk bag filling system for use in ultra-heavy-duty mining applications.
Designed to fill bulk bags with filter cake, aggregates, abrasive minerals, dry chemical additives and other difficult-to-handle bulk materials, the Flexicon automated bulk bag filling system features an ultra-heavy-duty, skid-mounted design with a patented Twin-Centrepost frame that maximises strength and improves accessibility to bag hooks while simplifying construction and reducing cost.
Flexicon automated bulk bag fillers incorporate an integral flexible screw conveyor with heavy duty screw, steel outer tube and high-capacity hopper that feeds the filler consistently with a broad range of free- and non-free-flow bulk materials from large irregular chunks to fine powders, including moist products that pack and cake, with no separation of blended products.
The filler is mounted on load cells that transmit weight gain signals to a controller running the conveyor at full feed rate, and then at trickle feed rate immediately prior to stopping the conveyor on achieving the target bag weight.
The Flexicon bulk bag filling system is equipped as standard with forklift fill head height adjustment to accommodate all popular bag sizes, and a feed chute outlet port for dust-free air displacement during filling. Automated functions include an inflatable collar to seal the bag inlet spout, an inflator to remove creases from the bag prior to filling, an automated vibratory densification/deaeration system to stabilise the bag, and pneumatically-retractable bag hooks that disconnect the bag from the filler, ready for removal by forklift.
Flexicon also offers high capacity bulk bag fillers with chain conveyors and palletisers with the capacity to fill up to 20 bulk bags per hour.
Flexicon manufactures bulk bag conditioners, bulk bag dischargers, bag dump stations, drum/box/container tippers, weigh batching/blending systems and other bulk handling machinery.