Manual Dump to Rigid Bin Weigh Batching System
This manual dump to rigid bin weigh batching system eliminates dust during manual dumping from bags, boxes, drums, and other containers. It de-lumps the material and feeds it gravimetrically from mezzanine level into rigid bins placed on a floor scale. The manual dumping station 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 while timer-activated solenoid valves release short blasts of compressed plant air inside cartridge filters, causing dust build-up on the outer filter surfaces to fall into the hopper. Filters are accessed easily by removing the interior baffle and replaced using quick-disconnect fittings. The dumping station’s surge hopper discharges into a low-profile de-lumping device with dual rotors and three-point heads that break up agglomerates that have formed in the bag. On-size material is discharged into a gravimetric feeder that is connected via PLC to a scale on the plant floor, allowing accurate batch weights to be loaded into rigid totes placed on the scale.
Flexicon Corp., Bethlehem, PA; 888-353-9426; www.flexicon.com 
Flexicon Corp., Bethlehem, PA; 888-353-9426; www.flexicon.com