Flexicon’s bulk bag conditioners loosen solidified materials
Flexicon Corporation (Australia) offers the new BLOCK-BUSTER bulk bag conditioners designed to loosen packed material in bags.
Featuring two hydraulic rams and specially contoured end plates, bulk bag conditioners press the opposing sides of bulk bags, loosening material that has solidified during storage and shipment to enable bulk bag unloaders to discharge it through bag spouts. The conditioner is offered as a standalone unit or integrated with Flexicon’s BULK-OUT bulk bag discharging systems.
BLOCK-BUSTER bulk bag conditioners are recommended for bulk bags containing hygroscopic chemicals, certain spice blends, heat-sensitive products, and other materials prone to solidifying to the point at which pneumatically-actuated flow promotion accessories integral to bulk bag dischargers are inefficient or completely ineffective.
A cantilevered I-beam with motorised hoist and trolley allows loading and unloading of bulk bags without a forklift. The bag can also be raised and lowered using the hoist and rotated manually for conditioning at any height on all sides. The system controller and hydraulic pump can be mounted on the exterior of the safety cage or remotely.
Fully enclosed on all four sides for operator safety, BLOCK-BUSTER bulk bag conditioners include full-height doors that are interlocked to disallow operation of the system when the doors are open.
The bulk bag conditioners also have an optional hydraulically-actuated, variable-height turntable that allows automated in-frame bag rotation and conditioning of bulk bags at varying heights. User-programmable functions are provided for setting the number and pressure of hydraulic ram actuations, the height of the turntable, and the number of 90-degree rotations.
Flexicon also manufactures mechanical conveyors, pneumatic < bulk bag fillers,ng-Systems'>conveying systems, bulk bag fillers, bag dump stations, drum/box/container tippers, weigh batching and blending systems as well as engineered plant-wide bulk handling systems with automated controls.