A new mobile dumper-conveyor for multiple tasksEngineering360 News Desk | October 23, 2019
A new mobile drum dumper-conveyor system from Flexicon performs multiple tasks. It allows dust-free dumping of bulk solid materials from drums, as well as the ability to convey it to process equipment and storage vessels throughout a plant.
The system's Tip-Tite® drum dumper accommodates drums from 30 to 55 gallons, weighing up to 750 lb and with a height of 36 to 48 in. Mounted on a mobile frame with quick-action floor jacks, it raises the drum hydraulically to form a dust-tight seal between the rim of a drum and the underside of the discharge cone.
A separate hydraulic cylinder tips the platform-hood assembly and drum, stopping at dump angles of 45, 60 or 90° with a motion-dampening feature. The vertically oriented cone mates with a gasketed inlet port fitted to the hopper of the system's flexible screw conveyor, and to any low profile equipment throughout the plant. A pneumatically actuated slide gate valve prevents material flow until the discharge cone has been properly seated in the gasketed receiving ring.
Flexibility of the dumper and conveyor — to handle a diversity of materials independently or in tandem throughout the plant — enables the system to satisfy a range of current and future requirements, according to the manufacturer.
Ready to plug in and run, it is constructed of carbon steel with a durable industrial finish, and is available with stainless steel material contact surfaces or in all-stainless construction finished to food, dairy, pharmaceutical or industrial standards.