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02.07.2018 Drum tipper has integral screw conveyor

Flexicon Europe, Whitstable, UK, is now offering a TIP-TITE® drum tipper from its US parent company which incorporates a flexible screw conveyor allowing dustfree volumetric feeding of bulk material from drums into downstream processes. A hydraulic cylinder raises and seats the drum rim against a discharge cone, after which a second hydraulic cylinder tips the drum to an angle of 45, 60 or 90 degrees with a motion-dampening feature.  At full rotation, a pneumatically actuated slide gate valve opens and charges the conveyor, which meters the material volumetrically according to infinitely adjustable user controls. 

As the flexible screw rotates, it self-centres within the tube, providing clearance between the screw and the tube wall to eliminate or minimise grinding.  The flexible screw is top-driven beyond the point at which the material exits the conveyor, preventing product contact with bearings or seals. The unit accommodates drums from 115 to 200 litres weighing up to 340kg and measuring 915 to 1220mm in height. An optional pneumatically actuated vibrator on the discharge cone promotes complete evacuation of non-free-flowing materials.


Latest TIP-TITE drum tipper from Flexicon


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