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Bulk-Bag-to-Bin Weigh Batching System

September 23, 2008
This dust-free bulk bag weigh batching system discharges material from bulk bags, delumps 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. This feature provides a high-integrity sealed connection between the clean side of the bag spout and the clean side of the hopper and automatically elongates 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 delumping device breaks up agglomerates and discharges them into a gravimetric feeder connected via a PLC to a floor scale, allowing material with accurate batch weights to be loaded into rigid totes placed on the scale.
Flexicon Corp., Bethlehem, PA 888-353-9426 www.flexicon.com