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23.07.2018 Automated discharge of bulk solids from drums

Flexicon Europe, Whitstable, UK, is offering a new TIP-TITE® drum dumping system designed and manufactured by its US parent company. It automatically rolls drums containing bulk material into position, dumps the material into downstream equipment and rolls empty drums out of the dumping station, allowing safe, high-capacity transfer from drums of all popular sizes weighing up to 340kg.

Once full drums are rolled on to the dumping station platform, a hydraulic cylinder raises and seats the drum rim against a discharge hood.  A second hydraulic cylinder then tips the drum to an angle of 45, 60 or 90 degrees with a motion-dampening feature.  At full rotation, the slide gate opens to allow controlled discharge of material into downstream process equipment. Photoelectric sensors located along the powered roller conveyor relay the position of empty and full drums to the system controller, which actuates the conveyor to advance full and empty drums upon completion of each dumping cycle.  The system is also offered in high-lift configurations for dumping into elevated receiving equipment.


The latest Flexicon TIP-TITE system

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