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Flexicon reveals new bulk bag discharger with safety cage

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World Cement,

The BULK-OUT® Model BFF Bulk Bag Discharger is equipped with top-mounted receiving cups and a removable bag-lifting frame for forklift loading of bulk bags. Z-CLIP™ strap holders at the frame extremities also enable secure insertion and removal of bag straps.

A manual SPOUT-LOCK™ clamp ring positioned on top of a pneumatically-actuated TELE-TUBE™ telescoping tube is said to provide dust-tight connections between the bag spout and hopper, while maintaining downward tension on the spout as the bag empties, to eliminate creases, folds or bulges that could hinder material flow.

Additional flow promotion is said to be afforded by FLOW-FLEXER™ bag activators that raise and lower opposite bottom sides of the bag at timed intervals, loosening compacted material and directing it into the discharge spout. As the bag lightens, the stroke of the bag activators increases, raising the bag bottom into a steep V shape, while top-mounted POP-TOP™ extension devices elongate the entire bag, promoting total discharge with the aim of avoiding the need for manual intervention.

The universal flanged outlet of the hopper allows connection of a rotary airlock or charging adapter to feed optional pneumatic or mechanical conveyors, or other downstream equipment.

The model also features externally-mounted controls and full height doors with an Intrinsically Safe Relay (ISR) that halts operation when the door is open.

This unit is constructed using carbon steel with durable industrial finish, with stainless steel material contact surfaces, or in all-stainless steel, finished to food, dairy or pharmaceutical standards.

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