The hopper shuttle system of this BULK-OUT® Bulk Bag Discharging Station allows an emptied hopper to be rolled outside of the central filling position for cleaning and drying offline, while a second hopper is receiving material from a bulk bag and/or metering it into process equipment below the mezzanine.
Two types of FLOW-FLEXER® pneumatically actuated devices are employed to promote complete discharge: one with rams that press opposing sides of the bag, and the other with contoured plates that raise opposing bottom sides of the bag.
Caster-mounted, the cone hoppers can be rolled in C-channels to either side of the central filling position for cleaning offline, while another hopper is in use.
Hoppers discharge through stainless steel rotary valves equipped with support rails that allow the rotor assembly to separate from the valve body without tools for rapid for sanitizing.
Pneumatically actuated enhancements (top to bottom) include two types of FLOW-FLEXER® flow promotion devices, a POWER-CINCHER® flow control valve and a TELE-TUBE® telescoping tube with SPOUT-LOCK® clamp ring.