Flexicon has released a new Mobile Bulk Bag Discharger with Mobile Flexible Screw Conveyor that allows for dust-free discharging and conveying of bulk solid materials.
Mounted on locking castors, the BULK-OUT BFF Series discharger has four adjustable extension posts to accommodate bulk bags 915 to 2135 millimetres tall. The removable bag-lifting frame with Z-CLIP strap holders allows bulk bags to be attached at ground level, then forklifted into receiving cups on the discharger frame.
A SPOUT-LOCK clamp ring on top of a pneumatically-actuated TELE-TUBE telescoping tube secures the clean side of bag spout to the clean side of the equipment, and exerts continuous downward tension on the bag as it empties to promote flow and evacuation. A vent port with filter sock contains dust.
Bag activators raise and lower opposite bottom sides of the bag at timed intervals into a steep “V” shape to provide additional flow with no manual intervention.
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The discharge housing of the mobile flexible screw conveyor is supported by a mast affixed to the mobile discharger frame, allowing the transfer of free- and non-free-flowing bulk materials to multiple destinations.
The flexible screw is the only moving part contacting material and is driven by an electric motor beyond the point at which material is discharged, preventing material contact with seals.
The entire unit can be rolled to a cleaning station. A lower clean-out cap on the conveyor tube can be removed to flush the smooth interior surfaces with steam, water, or cleaning solutions, or to fully remove the flexible screw for cleaning and inspection.
The system is available in carbon steel with industrial coating and stainless steel material contact surfaces or in all-stainless steel finished to industrial, food, dairy or pharmaceutical standards.