Using customer supplied bulk materials, engineers and laboratory technicians can verify system performance prior to final equipment design and fabrication, and demonstrate newly constructed equipment for visiting customers prior to shipment. In addition, Flexicon engineers utilize the laboratories to study the performance of new designs.The test laboratory for pneumatic bulk handling systems is equipped with blowers, vacuum pumps, filter receivers, cyclone separators, inlet/discharge adapters and valves, and conveyor lines in a wide range of diameters and lengths—the test laboratory
Both test laboratories are also equipped with bulk bag dischargers, bulk bag fillers, manual dumping stations, automated weigh batching systems and other equipment designed to interface with pneumatic and/or mechanical conveying systems.
"The array of equipment with interchangeable accessories in a virtually unlimited combination of system configurations, enables Flexicon to establish repeatable performance ranges for entire systems as well as components using customer supplied bulk materials, taking the risk and guesswork out of purchasing highly customized bulk handling equipment," says Gill.
The ability of bulk bag unloaders to promote complete discharge and allow dust-free loading, untying, retying and removal of bulk bags can be proven using customers' own bulk bags and materials.
Similarly, the performance of weighing systems, bulk bag fillers, bag dump stations, drum dumpers and a range of other pneumatic and mechanical process equipment and integrated systems can be evaluated prior to, and following manufacture.