Wednesday 28th Oct, 2020

Flexicon unveils automatic hazardous material drum tipper

Flexicon has launched a new drum tipper that can automatically transfer hazardous material from drums to processing equipment with no dust emissions.

Flexicon has launched a new drum tipper that can automatically transfer hazardous material from drums to processing equipment with no dust emissions.

The TIP-TITE Drum Tipper can handle small and large drums, accommodating containers up to 200 litres measuring up to 880 millimetres in height, with an outside diameter of up to 610 millimetres and weighing up to 325 kilograms. For smaller drums, a discharge cone adapter allows dumping of drums measuring 400 millimetres in height and 300 millimetres in diameter.

An elevated base frame helps accommodate an integrated powered roller conveyor matched to the elevation of plant roller conveyors.

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The tipper has dual hydraulic cylinders that work in tandem to raise and seat the container rim against the discharge cone, and then tip the container to an angle of 45, 60 or 90 degrees with a motion-dampening feature.

At full rotation, the discharge cone seals against the inlet of the receiving vessel, creating a dust-tight connection and allowing controlled, dust-free discharge through a pneumatically-actuated slide gate valve.

An optional pneumatically-actuated vibrator on the discharge cone promotes complete evacuation of non-free-flowing materials. Stainless steel material contact surfaces and galvanised carbon steel framework resist corrosive materials.