August 26, 2016

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Dust-Tight Drum Dumper Rated for Hazardous Areas
The new Tip-Tite drum dumper is suitable for operation in Class II, Div. 2, Group E environments

A new Tip-Tite drum dumper suitable for operation in Class II, Div. 2, Group E environments allows dust-free transfer of bulk materials from drums into process equipment and storage vessels.
    
It features a remotely-located hydraulic power unit with NEMA 7/9-rated main control panel, and two sub-panel enclosures of the same rating located on the drum dumper frame.
    
The drum carriage features rollers to assist with drum positioning. Once a drum has been loaded, the carriage hydraulically raises and seals the drum rim against a discharge cone. The carriage/hood assembly with drum is then tipped by a second hydraulic cylinder, and stopped with a motion-dampening feature at dump angles of 45, 60, or 90 degrees.
    
A low-profile lift radius allows operation in areas with 100 in. of minimum headroom.
    
Fully tipped, the discharge cone outlet mates with a dust-tight, gasketed receiving ring inlet installed on downstream process equipment or on optional hoppers equipped with flexible screw conveyors, tubular cable conveyors, or pneumatic conveying systems.
    
Once the discharge cone is mated to the receiving ring, a pneumatically-actuated slide gate valve is opened, allowing material discharge into downstream equipment.
    
The dumper handles drums from 30 to 55 gal, weighing up to 750 lb that measure 36 to 48 in. in height, and is available with an adapter to handle smaller drums.
    
Optional pneumatic vibrators on the discharge cone promote full discharge of non-free-flowing materials.
    
The unit is also available rated for other hazardous environments, and can be constructed of carbon steel with durable industrial finishes, with material contact surfaces of stainless steel, or in all-stainless steel finished to food, dairy, pharmaceutical, or industrial standards.
    
Flexicon Corp., Bethlehem, PA 888-353-9426 www.flexicon.com

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