Food Engineering

Bulk bag weigh batching system

September 1, 2004




The automated bulk bag weigh batching system from Flexicon feeds ingredients to a central weigh hopper at mezzanine level using four flexible screw conveyors and transports pre-weighed batches to a downstream blender using a pneumatic conveying system. The BFC Series bulk bag dischargers feature an electric hoist and trolley to raise and position bulk bags. The units are equipped with Flow-Flexer bag activators that raise and lower opposite bottom edges of the bag at timed intervals, promoting material flow into the discharge spout. A surge hopper discharges into an enclosed flexible screw conveyor and a system controller starts and stops each conveyor to weigh ingredients in sequence.

Flexicon Corp.; 888-FLEXICON;
www.flexicon.com