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Bulk-Bag-to-Bin Weigh Batching System

May 21, 2009
This dust-free bulk bag weigh batching system discharges material from bulk bags, de-lumps the product, and feeds it gravimetrically into rigid bins. It features a manual Spout-Lock clamp ring at the top of a pneumatically-actuated Tele-Tube telescoping tube, providing a high-integrity, sealed connection between the clean side of the bag spout and the clean side of the hopper, and automatic elongation of the bag as it empties to promote flow and evacuation. Above the connection point is a Power-Cincher pneumatically actuated flow control valve that cinches the bag spout concentrically, allowing dust-free retying of partially empty bags. Flow-Flexer bag activators raise and lower opposite bottom edges of the bag, promoting material flow into the bag discharge spout. A low-profile de-lumping device breaks-up agglomerates and discharges into a gravimetric feeder connected via PLC to a floor scale, allowing accurate batch weights to be loaded into rigid totes placed on the scale.
Flexicon Corp., Bethlehem, 888-353-9426 www.flexicon.com