SCHENCK Australia has released its bag unloader, for use with its AccuRate volumetric feeders.
Made of stainless steel, the bag unloader allows the operator to empty a 25kg safely, whilst feeding the process at a controlled rate.
Use of the bag unloader saves the need for emptying bulk contents directly into a hopper, which not only inaccurate but can be harmful to the operator.
The operator merely has to cut the bag open and shut the loading door.
The bulk material flows down to the feeder, which releases this at a rate set by the operator.
Bulk feed rates for the AccuRate feeders range from 0.1 litre per hour upwards-larger feeders are capable of up to 27,000L/h.
The feeder, with bag unloader, is made to a compact design for easy and economical integration into existing manufacturing plants. The housing is all stainless steel, with side panels that are easily removable.
Other features include a "massaging" paddle system and a discharge unit unit with stainless steel helix and nozzle.
Feeding systems can be tailored to user requirements, using a wide range of Schenck ancillary equipment.