Flexicon Corp.

Nov. 18, 2009
Box-Container Dumper Unveiled by Flexicon

An all-new Box-Container Dumper from Flexicon forms a dust-tight seal between the container and the equipment, tips the container, and discharges bulk material through a chute at controlled rates.

Trademarked TIP-TITE, the dumper accommodates Gaylords and other boxes, including truncated corner boxes, from 36 in. to 48 in. (915 mm to 1220 mm) on a side and 39 in. to 44 in. (990 mm to 1117 mm) overall height.

The container platform is raised by a single hydraulic cylinder, creating a dust-tight seal between the top edge of a box (or rim of a drum) and the underside of the containment hood.

Twin hydraulic cylinders then pivot the platform-hood assembly, with container intact, to either 45, 60 or 90 degrees beyond horizontal, including a motion-dampening feature at the termination of container rotation.

An optional, gasketted, top discharge gate actuated by twin pneumatic cylinders, provides a large opening with chute for the passage of non-free-flowing bulk solids that may otherwise bridge across smaller openings, and allows control of the material discharge.

The dumper is available constructed of stainless steel to food, dairy, pharmaceutical or industrial standards (shown), and of mild steel with durable industrial coatings.

It is available with optional receiving hoppers configured with the company's mechanical or pneumatic conveyors to transport discharged material to any plant location.

The company also manufactures drum dumpers, drum fillers, bulk bag dischargers, bulk bag conditioners, bulk bag fillers, bag dump stations, weigh batching and blending systems, and engineered plant-wide bulk handling systems with automated controls.