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July 31, 2009

Bulk-Bag-to-Bin Weigh Batching System
This dust-free bulk bag weigh batching system features a manual Spout-Lock clamp ring atop a pneumatically actuated Tele-Tube telescoping tube that creates 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 evacuation. Partially empty bags can be retied dust-free with a Power-Cincher pneumatically actuated flow control valve. 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, PA 888-353-9426 www.flexicon.com

Gravimetric Feeder
Like other ProFlex C feeders, the Model 6000 was designed specifically for extruder manufacturers and compounders. The unit provides maximum versatility in a cost-efficient package that is easy to operate, reconfigure, clean, and service, with feed rates up to 212 cu ft/hr. The ac drive motor assembly and material discharge positions can be exchanged, optimizing the feeder’s ability to accommodate different mounting and clustering requirements for up to eight feeders. Additionally, the gravimetric unit comes equipped with an angular cut discharge nozzle that improves accuracy by reducing pulsation at low speeds.
Schenck AccuRate, Whitewater, WI 262-473-2441 www.accuratefeeders.com