Flexicon Launches High-Volume Bulk Material Container Dumper

Container dumper can be used for single or multiple containers, vessels.

Powder Bulk Solids Staff

February 7, 2023

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Barrell drum container dumper
High-volume open-chute dumper discharges multiple drums (shown) and boxes simultaneously, as well as gaylords, totes, and other larger containers/vessels individually.Image courtesy of Flexicon Corp.

The new high-volume open-chute dumper allows discharging of non-dusty, free-flowing and/or agglomerated bulk materials from multiple drums or boxes simultaneously, as well as from gaylords, totes, or bins individually.

The bed of the unit's hydraulically-tipped housing can accommodate containers from 37 to 44 in. high, having an individual or combined footprint of up to 6 x 8 ft. Typical applications for multiple containers include simultaneous dumping of four 55-gal drums, or four boxes, each having a footprint from 36 to 48 in.

Pallets weighing up to 5,000 lb are forklift-loaded into the three-sided unit and secured, after which a grate is lowered onto the container(s) to prevent shifting. The lifting assembly is raised to a height of 77 in. and tipped hydraulically, causing material to slide through a smooth, three-sided chute into receiving vessels.

Twin hydraulic cylinders pivot the platform-chute assembly to discharge angles of 45 or 60 degrees beyond horizontal, including a motion-dampening feature at the termination of container rotation.

Impact-resistant side panels and custom guard panels with a light curtain ensure safe operation.

The container dumper is available in heavy-duty, all-stainless construction to sanitary standards (shown) or in carbon steel with durable industrial coatings and stainless steel material contact surfaces. It is also available with optional receiving hoppers configured with Flexicon mechanical or pneumatic conveyors to transport discharged material to any plant location.      

Flexicon Corp., Bethlehem, PA 888-353-9426 www.flexicon.com

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Established in 1983, Powder & Bulk Solids (PBS) serves industries that process, handle, and package dry particulate matter, including the food, chemical, and pharmaceutical markets.

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