Feed Time: New Batching System With Conveyors
A new automated bulk bag weigh batching system from Flexicon Corp. in Bethlehem, PA, feeds ingredients to a central weigh hopper at mezzanine level using four flexible screw conveyors and then transports pre-weighed batches to a downstream blender using a pneumatic conveying system. These bulk bag dischargers feature a cantilevered I-beam with electric hoist and trolley to raise and position bulk bags without the use of a forklift. The units have bag activators that raise and lower opposite bottom edges of the bag at timed intervals, loosening compacted materials and promoting material flow into the discharge spout. Each discharger has a surge hopper discharging into an enclosed flexible screw conveyor.