A new Bulk-Out low profile discharger from Flexicon raises and positions rigid Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs) without the use of a forklift, and makes a dust-tight connection to a surge hopper available with outlets to charge a flexible screw conveyor, tubular cable conveyor or pneumatic conveying system.
Lifting arms fitted with four eye hooks connect to the portable IBC frame, which is equipped with four inverted cradle cups that mate with corresponding posts on the discharger frame for precise positioning of the IBC outlet. When lowered into position, the tapered outlet of the IBC’s butterfly discharge valve mates with a gasketed receiving ring on the lid of a surge hopper, allowing opening of the valve and discharging of material with no dusting.
The purpose-built stainless steel IBC hopper frame measures 36 in. (914 mm) square by 38 in. (965 mm) high and includes two swivel and two rigid casters with brakes. Quick-release clamps secure the hinged hopper lid during transport and discharge of material.
A port on the lid of the surge hopper is vented to a Bag-Vac dust collector that puts the sealed system under negative pressure, preventing displaced air and dust from entering the plant atmosphere.
Flexicon Corp., www.flexicon.com