TIP-TITE Mobile Drum Dumper from Flexicon reportedly allows dust-free transfer of bulk materials from drums into process equipment and storage vessels. Ready to plug in and run, it is mounted on a mobile frame with quick-action floor jacks for stable operation.
A hydraulic cylinder raises the drum carriage, which seals the drum rim against a discharge cone. A second hydraulic cylinder tips the carriage-hood assembly and drum, stopping at a predetermined dump angle of 45, 60 or 90 degrees with a motion-dampening feature. As the assembly approaches its fully tipped position, the discharge cone outlet mates with a gasketed receiving-ring inlet fitted to existing process equipment or an optional hopper lid with integral pneumatic, tubular cable or flexible screw conveyor, creating a dust-tight seal, according to the company. Once the discharge cone is seated against the gasket, a pneumatically actuated slide gate valve opens, allowing material to enter the receiving vessel.
The unit accommodates drums from 30 to 55 gal (114 to 208 liters) weighing up to 750 lb (340 kg) and measuring 36 to 48 in. (91 to 122 cm) in height. An optional pneumatically actuated vibrator on the discharge cone promotes complete evacuation of non-free-flowing materials. The drum dumper is constructed of mild steel with durable industrial finishes, with material contact surfaces of stainless steel or in all-stainless steel finished to food, dairy, pharmaceutical or industrial standards.