High-Lift Box, Container Dumper Allows Floor-Level Loading

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A new TIP-TITE High-Lift box/container dumper from Flexicon discharges dust-free into vessels 6 feet to 10 feet (183 to 305 cm) above the plant floor. The dumper allows boxes and other containers to be loaded at floor level, sealed against a discharge hood and elevated and tipped. It also mates the hood outlet to a gasketted inlet port fitted to any receiving vessel.

The unit accommodates Gaylords and other boxes from 36 inches to 48 inches (915 mm to 1220 mm) on a side and 39 inches to 44 inches (990 mm to 1117 mm) overall height. The container platform is raised by a single hydraulic cylinder, creating a dust-tight seal between the top edge of the container and the underside of the discharge hood. A second hydraulic cylinder raises the platform-hood assembly vertically, before tipping it to a motion-dampened stop at 60 degrees beyond horizontal. This causes the vertically oriented hood outlet to mate with the receiving vessel's horizontally oriented inlet port.

A pneumatic or manual slide gate valve prevents material flow until the discharge cone has been properly seated and allows discharging at controlled rates. The dumper is constructed of carbon steel with stainless material contact surfaces, and is available in all-carbon-steel construction with durable industrial coatings or all-stainless construction finished to food, pharmaceutical or industrial standards.

Optional receiving hoppers configured with the company's mechanical or pneumatic conveyors are available to transport discharged material to any plant location.

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