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Low-Profile Filler for Boxes, Drums, Bulk Bags

July 16, 2012

This multi-purpose filler dispenses bulk solid materials into boxes, drums, and bulk bags, by weight. The unit features a fill head that seals dust-tight against the inlet spout of bulk bags, or connects to transition adapters that seal against open boxes or drums. The filler utilizes the patented Twin-Centerpost frame said to maximize strength and improve accessibility to the fill head while simplifying construction and reducing cost. It is mounted on load cells tied into a PLC that controls upstream devices to fill containers at high rate, and then at dribble-feed rate to maximize the number of containers filled per hour, while still achieving required accuracies. An automated vibratory system raises and vibrates the container deck to deaerate and densify material, stabilizing the container. The low-profile configuration of the filler also allows removal of filled containers using a pallet jack, eliminating the need for a fork truck. Bulk-bag-filling-related features include manual fill head height adjustment to accommodate all popular bag sizes, pneumatically-retractable bag hooks, an inflatable connector to seal the bag inlet spout, and a feed chute outlet port for dust-free air displacement during filling.
Flexicon Corp., Bethlehem, PA 888-353-9426 www.flexicon.com

Flexicon Corp.