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Manual-Dump-to-Rigid-Bin Weigh Batching System

September 23, 2008
This system eliminates dust during manual dumping from bags, boxes, drums, and other containers. It delumps the material and feeds it gravimetrically from a mezzanine level into rigid bins placed on a floor scale. The unit features a high-velocity vacuum fan that draws airborne dust from the operator's atmosphere onto two cartridge filters. Automatic reverse-pulse filter cleaning allows continuous, efficient operation. Timer-activated solenoid valves release short blasts of compressed plant air inside the cartridge filters, causing dust buildup on the outer filter surfaces to fall into the hopper. The unit's surge hopper discharges into a low-profile delumping device with dual rotors and three-point heads, which break up agglomerates that have formed in the bag. On-size material is discharged into a gravimetric feeder that is connected via a PLC to a scale on the plant floor, 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