Dump Station Handles Powders And Fines

March 7, 2012
System is designed to offer safe and hygienic material handling.

Volkmann has released the RNT-CON contained rip-and-tip dump station, which allows for dust- and contamination-free opening and discharging of high-quality, high-potency powders and fines from bags, boxes and small containers. Featuring a modular design with various functional components and options, the RNT-CON system is designed to offer safe and hygienic material handling.

Bags or containers are fed semi-automatically by a roller conveyor through a dust lock into the RNT-CON unloading chamber, or isolator, with integral glove box. The isolator uses negative pressure to contain powders or fines, and comes standard with a flushing connection. The operator uses the glove box to manually open and discharge containers into the feeding hopper.

Optional lump breakers or crushers and material agitators are available. From there, the material is transferred by vacuum conveyor to the next stage in the process. The closed unloading chamber can be flushed from within using a hand washing gun or WIP/CIP, and emptied bags are brought out through a port to a modular bag compactor or endless liner.

Options for the roller conveyor stage include bag separation, a vacuum-lifting hoist with extended buffer zone, and an inlet tunnel built as a lock with separate aspiration. Additional system options include pneumatic door locks, and Volkmann Multijector continuous dusting and filtration prepared for on-site aspiration.