Author: Tronserve admin
Saturday 24th July 2021 09:21 PM
Bulk Bag Filling System
A brand-new ultra-heavy-duty Bulk Bag Filling System from Flexicon receives abrasives, high-density solids and other difficult-to-handle bulk materials from upstream processes or storage vessels, and replenishes the material by weight into bulk bags. Intended for mining, glass, ceramics and other demanding industrial applications, the system is comprised of heavy-gauge variants of the company's patented TWIN-CENTERPOST filler and FLEXICON flexible screw conveyor consolidated on a powerful skid with integral forklifting tubes for mobility.
The filler is loaded with fill head height adjustment to suit all popular bag sizes, pneumatically retractable bag hooks and an inflatable connector to close off the bag inlet spout. A feed chute outlet port can be packed with a filter sock for dust-free air displacement during filling, or vented to an optional BAG-VAC dust collector or the plant's bag house.
The FLEXICON conveyor is made of a steel outer tube with a rugged flexible screw that self-centers as it rotates, curtailing material from grinding between the screw and tube wall, while eradicating the need for a bearing at the intake end. Since the screw is driven at its upper end beyond the discharge point, material contact with seals or bearings is removed.
Just after the operator hooks up the bag straps and activates the inflatable spout seal, all functions are automatic. The conveyor runs at full rate as the filler's vibratory deck cycles on and off to densify and stabilize the material. Load cells transmit weight gain data to the PLC, that slows the conveyor rotation to dribble-feed rate, ceases the conveyor once the bag has gained its target weight, and emits the bag straps, enabling a forklift to remove the palletized bag.
Choices are obtainable for human-machine interfaces with touch screens and graphic representations of equipment inputs and outputs, customized by application.
The company also offers REAR-POST bulk bag fillers for pass-through roller conveying, and SWING-DOWN fillers that likewise pivot the fill head to the operator at floor level for the fastest and safest bag connections.
Other bulk handling equipment manufactured by the company includes bulk bag conditioners, bulk bag dischargers, bag dump stations, drum/box/container dumpers, tubular cable conveyors, pneumatic conveying systems, weigh batching/blending systems and automated plant-wide bulk handling systems.
This article is originally posted on manufacturing.net