Food Engineering

Cantilevered bulk bag filler

March 30, 2003




A new bulk bag filler with cantilevered fill head is offered with performance options including: a roller conveyor; inflator to expand the bag prior to filling; automated vibratory densification/deaeration system to stabilize the bag; and material delivery system integrated with the user's process equipment or bulk storage vessels. The unit features a cantilevered fill head with powered fill head height adjustment that accommodates all popular bag sizes, pneumatically retractable bag hooks, an inflatable connector to seal the bag inlet spout, and a feed chute vent for dust-free air displacement during filling. Two configurations are offered: with filler mounted on load cells to measure weight gain of the entire bulk bag filler; and with weigh hoppers suspended above the filler, allowing higher filling rates through simultaneous recharging of the happer and replacement of the bag. Flexicon Corp., 1375 Stryker's Rd. (Harmony), P.O. Box 5269, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865-5269. Tel (888) 353-9426, ext. 627; fax (908) 859-4820; www.flexicon.com