video-banner
none

DRUM DUMPING SYSTEM CONDITIONS, DISCHARGES, REMOVES DRUMS

30-07-2019
by 
in 

Flexicon’s new Tip-Tite drum dumping system automatically conditions fibreboard drums containing bulk solid material, discharges the material into downstream equipment and accumulates empty drums on a roller conveyor for removal.

The system is intended for low- to high-volume handling of drums containing material that has solidified or agglomerated during storage or shipment, while eliminating the dust, spillage, labour cost and potential injury associated with manual drum handling.

A powered roller conveyor moves each full drum into a conditioning station where hydraulic rams press and release it on opposite sides. A turntable then rotates the drum in increments selected by the user for subsequent press-and-release cycles sufficient to loosen the material.

The conveyor automatically sends the conditioned drum to a Tip-Tite dumping station that hydraulically raises and seats the drum rim against a discharge hood equipped with a slide gate. A second hydraulic cylinder lifts and tips the drum to an angle of 45, 60 or 90 degrees with a motion-dampening feature. At full rotation, the slide gate opens to allow controlled discharge of material into downstream process equipment.

Once the empty drum is returned to its upright position, the rollers are reversed, sending the drum to a pneumatically-actuated ram that pushes it onto a separate roller conveyor where empty drums are accumulated for removal.

Photoelectric sensors located along the roller conveyor relay the position of empty and full drums to the system controller, which powers the rollers to advance and stop drums as desired during each phase of the process.

The system is designed to accommodate fibreboard drums of all popular sizes weighing up to 340kg, and is also offered in high-lift configurations for dumping into elevated receiving equipment.

The company manufactures dust-free and open-chute tippers offered as stand-alone units and as automated systems integrated with upstream and downstream equipment.

Flexicon Corporation (Australia)
1300 353 942
www.flexicon.com.au

Related news & editorials

  1. 18.10.2019
    18.10.2019
    by      In
    The design of displays in department stores is determined by a range of factors, notably the space available, flexibility and durability.
    For world-famous UK-based retailer Marks & Spencer Group it is important that the retail spaces in its stores are designed in a highly flexible manner, while... Read More
  2. 04.10.2019
    04.10.2019
    by      In
    A weight of 100t is too large for ordinary heavy-duty wheels to handle, and after a short time, their treads will tear off. But now Tente has developed a customised wheel for one particular client that needed long-term durability, even with loads of that weight.
    Georg Kramp is a German manufacturer... Read More
  3. 23.09.2019
    23.09.2019
    by      In
    When Bomac Engineering received a request for a quote in mid-2017 from a company in Texas, USA, the company couldn’t have guessed what a significant relationship this would become and how quickly it would grow into something much larger than a single order.
    “We’ve sent Altrac overseas before,” says... Read More
  4. 19.09.2019
    19.09.2019
    by      In
    Lightweight construction plays a major role in aircraft design, whether they are carrying passengers or cargo. And these weight considerations are not just financial, they are also environmental: a reduction in weight of just 1kg can save an airline 31,000L of jet fuel and avoid around 78,000kg of... Read More