Flexicon releases dust-tight mobile drum tipper
Published by Harleigh Hobbs,
Flexicon has released a new TIP-TITE® mobile drum tipper that allows dust-free transfer of bulk materials from drums into process equipment and storage vessels.
Ready to plug in and run, it is mounted on a mobile frame with quick-action floor jacks for stable operation anywhere in the plant.
A hydraulic cylinder raises the drum carriage, which seals the drum rim against a discharge cone, after which a second hydraulic cylinder tips the carriage-hood assembly and drum, stopping at a predetermined dump angle of either 45, 60 or 90 degrees with a motion-dampening feature.
As the assembly approaches its fully-tipped position, the outlet of the discharge cone mates with a gasketed receiving-ring inlet fitted to existing process equipment or to the lid of an optional hopper with integral pneumatic, tubular cable or flexible screw conveyor, creating a dust-tight seal.
Once the discharge cone is seated against the gasket, a pneumatically-actuated slide gate valve opens, allowing material to enter the receiving vessel.
The unit accommodates drums from 114 to 208 litres weighing up to 340 kg and measuring 91 to 122 cm in height.
An optional pneumatically-actuated vibrator on the discharge cone promotes complete evacuation of non-free-flowing materials.
The drum tipper is available constructed of mild steel with durable industrial finishes, with material contact surfaces of stainless steel, or in all-stainless steel finished to food, dairy, pharmaceutical or industrial standards.
Edited from press release by Harleigh Hobbs
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcoal.com/product-news/22032016/flexicon-releases-dust-tight-mobile-drum-tipper-439/
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