Company: Flexicon Corp., Bethlehem, PA
Equipment Snapshot: A new series of BULK-OUT Half-Frame bulk bag dischargers from Flexicon Corp. features low-cost, variable-height frames and offsets to fit restricted areas used for dumping small containers, such as sacks, pails, drums, boxes and bins. The low-profile dischargers are engineered to straddle downstream blenders, feeders, tanks or other equipment in areas with limited headroom, restricted floor space and/or obstacles that preclude the use of conventional discharger frames. They provide overhead space to suspend bulk bags using a forklift or plant hoist, and can be configured to support new or existing bulk bag lifting frames. The bag-to-discharger interface consists of a SPOUT-LOCK clamp ring atop a pneumatically actuated TELE-TUBE telescoping tube for dust-tight connections. The dischargers are also equipped with FLOW-FLEXER bag activators that raise and lower opposite bottom edges of a bag at timed intervals. Product contact surfaces are stainless steel, with frame construction of carbon steel, or stainless steel finished to industrial, food, dairy or pharmaceutical standards.