Hopper tackles bulk bags
23 January 2013
Flexicon (Europe) has introduced a dedicated option for processors or movers of bulk solids who receive raw material in flat bottomed, single trip, bulk bags. The system incorporates a receiving hopper with a centrall
The system incorporates a receiving hopper with a centrally mounted, pyramid shaped cutter.
Using either a fork lift truck or a cruciform attached to an electric hoist, an operator positions the bag onto the discharge frame immediately above the pyramid shaped cutter.
As it is lowered to sit on a dust confining, thick rubber membrane on all four sides of the hopper, the four-bladed cutter simultaneously splits the bag, bottom dead centre, enabling material to be gravity fed into the hopper via a 35mm square mesh to filter any loose paper or foreign bodies.
A side-mounted access door in the hopper facilitates removal of any retained debris from the mesh.