A new wide-inlet bulk bag filler fromFlexicon allows rapid filling and passage  of large, moist or dense chunks and semi solid materials into open or duffle-top bulk bags.

                              Flexicon’s bulk bag filler.

The unit features powered height adjustment of the cantilevered fill head to accommodate all popular bag heights,pneumatically-adjustable bag hooks, a roller conveyor, automated vibratory densification/deaeration deck and load cells with automated controls.Material passes through a hopper equipped with a slide gate valve positioned above the filler, and through the filler’s inlet chute that tapers from 660 to508 mm square before discharging into anopen-top bulk bag.

A vibratory deaeration deck activated at timed intervals during the filling cycle densifies the bulk material, stabilising the bag.When load cells signal that the bag isapproaching target weight, a controllershuts the slide gate valve, releases the bag  straps and activates a powered roller conveyor to remove the filled bulk bag from the filling area.

Constructed of carbon steel with a durable industrial finish, the system is suitable for sludge-like materials, disparate-sized scrap, mulch, stone, coal, wood pellets and other bulk material containing pieces, chunks, agglomerates, clumps and other materials too large or non-free-flowing for conventional bulk bags and fillers.

The company also offers patented TWIN-CENTREPOST™ bulk bag fillers for low volume, low cost filling applications, and patented SWING-DOWN™ bulk bag fillers that lower and pivot the fill head to the operator at floor level for safe, rapid bag connections.

Flexicon Africa, tel (+27 41) 453-1871,website: www.flexicon.co.za

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