The new Half-Frame Unloader from Flexicon Corp., Bethlehem, Pa., unloads bulk bags at lower cost by eliminating the upper frame to lift or position the bulk bag.
The new Half-Frame Unloader from Flexicon Corp., Bethlehem, Pa., unloads bulk bags at lower cost by eliminating the upper frame to lift or position the bulk bag. Instead, the user’s forklift or plant hoist suspends the bag above the unit during operation. The system reportedly provides total dust containment and automatically tensions the bag spout, elongating the bag as it empties. Bag activators loosen compacted materials and promote emptying. The transition hopper comes with pneumatic flow promoters and an optional flexible screw conveyor. Other options are a dust collector and a Power Cincher that cinches the spout for leak-proof retying of partially emptied bags. In recent months, Flexicon also introduced a manual dump station with integral flexible screw conveyor and high-velocity fan that draws dust emissions into two cartridge filters. The company also came out with a low-profile weigh-batching system that uses flexible screw conveyors to feed ingredient hoppers on gravimetric blenders. The system reduces height by mounting the motor drives on the inlet end of the screw conveyors.