Food Engineering

Bulk bag unloader

September 1, 2006




Unlike fixed-frame unloaders that require headroom above the top of the frame to clear the load-backrest of a forklift, the Split Frame Unloader from Flexicon allows the upper frame to be forklifted onto the plant floor, loaded with a bulk bag and then forklifted back onto the subframe within several inches/centimeters of the ceiling. For discharging from bulk bags, the subframe is equipped with a Power-Cincher flow control valve that cinches the bag spout concentrically on a horizontal axis for easy tie-offs, and vertically in a tight zigzag pattern to prevent leakage. It also allows full-open discharge from bag spouts of all popular diameters and is USDA accepted.

Flexicon; 610-814-2400; www.flexicon.com