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Flexicon has introduced a range of bulk bag dischargers, a dedicated option for processors or movers of bulk solids who receive raw material in flat-bottomed, single-trip, bulk bags.

The range incorporates a receiving hopper with a centrally mounted, pyramid-shaped cutter, designed to facilitate and improve the process of raw material discharge.

Using either a forklift truck or a cruciform attached to an electric hoist, an operator positions the bag onto the discharge frame immediately above the pyramid-shaped cutter.

As it is lowered to sit on a dust-confining, thick rubber membrane on all four sides of the hopper, the four-bladed cutter simultaneously splits the bag, bottom dead centre, enabling material to be gravity fed into the hopper via a 35mm square mesh to filter any loose paper or foreign bodies.

A side-mounted access door in the hopper facilitates the removal of any retained debris from the mesh.

In addition, a side-mounted plenum enables the removal of dust to a designated collection point, while a vibrator and a low-level sensor contribute to the free-flowing and uninterrupted flow of material.

Flexicon Corporation is a world leader in the design and manufacture of bulk handling equipment and custom-engineered and integrated plant-wide systems that transport, discharge, fill, weigh, blend, deliver and/or feed a broad range of powder and bulk solid materials. Flexicon products range from individual equipment to automated systems that source bulk material from interior and exterior plant locations, transport it between process equipment and storage vessels, weigh it, blend it, feed it to packaging lines, extruders, molding machines and storage vessels, and load it into rail cars and trailers.

An international organization with administrative, engineering and manufacturing capabilities on four continents, Flexicon has an extensive worldwide network of applications engineers, authorized representatives and field support technicians to serve you – a unique consolidation of bulk handling specialists with hundreds of years of combined experience. Flexicon (Europe) Limited, headquartered in Herne Bay, Kent, UK, serves customers in the United Kingdom and Europe.

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