Sanitary High Lift Drum Dumper

BETHLEHEM, PA — A new Sanitary High Lift Drum Dumper from Flexicon allows drums to be loaded at floor level, sealed against a discharge cone, elevated and tipped, mating the cone to a gasketted receiving ring on downstream process equipment.

Trademarked TIP-TITE®, the dumper accommodates drums from 30 to 55 gal (114 to 208 liter) and can discharge bulk material into process vessels and equipment inlets 5 to 10 ft (1525 to 3050 mm) above the plant floor.

The drum platform is raised by a single hydraulic cylinder, creating a dust-tight seal between the rim of a drum and the underside of the discharge cone.

A second hydraulic cylinder raises the platform-hood assembly vertically, with
a third hydraulic cylinder tipping it to a dump angle of 90 degrees, causing the vertically oriented cone to mate with a gasketted receiving ring. The ring can be fitted to the lid of an optional hopper with integral flexible screw conveyor or pneumatic pick-up adapter, or to existing process equipment.

A pneumatically actuated slide gate valve prevents material flow until the discharge cone has been properly seated in the gasketted receiving ring.

The all-stainless unit can be finished to sanitary or industrial standards. Other models are offered in mild steel with durable industrial coatings, or with material contact surfaces of stainless steel.

TIP-TITE® High Lift Drum Dumper seals drum rim against a discharge cone, raises and tips the drum, mates the cone against a gasketted connection that is 5 to 10 ft (1525 to 3050 mm) above the plant floor, and discharges bulk material dust-free through a slide gate valve.