Thursday 25th Apr, 2019

New tipping and dumping equipment

Graphic: Flexicon

The new TIP-TITE Pail Tipper and Drum Dumping System from Flexicon offer different ways for operators to convey bulk materials into downstream processing or storage.

Flexicon’s TIP-TITE Pail Tipper dumps pails containing high density bulk solid materials into downstream processing or storage vessels dust-free.

The unit accommodates pails of up to 19 litres measuring up to 380 mm in height, and weighing up to 340 kg.

Intended for powder metals, chemicals, pigments, minerals or other heavy, dense bulk solids, the unit features dual hydraulic cylinders that work in tandem to raise and seat the pail rim against a specially configured, elongated discharge cone, and then tip the pail 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.

The pail tipper is constructed of carbon steel with durable industrial finishes, with material contact surfaces of stainless steel. Other models are available in all-stainless steel finished to food, dairy, pharmaceutical or industrial standards.

Automated bulk solids drum dump

Flexicon’s new TIP-TITE Drum Dumping System 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 340 kg.

Once full drums are rolled onto 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.

After the empty container is returned to its upright position, the rolling motion is reversed, and the container is halted in front of a pneumatically actuated pusher, which transfers the empty drum to the return conveyor for removal. Meanwhile, another full drum rolls into position on the dumping platform.

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, and in open-chute and dust-free TIP-TITE designs for dumping of boxes, bins, pails and other containers.

For more information, visit: www.flexicon.com.au