Food Engineering

Sanitary drum dumper

February 1, 2010




The TIP-TITE sanitary high-lift drum dumper allows drums to be loaded at floor level. It accommodates drums from 30 to 55 gal and can discharge bulk material into process vessels and equipment inlets 5 to 10 ft above the plant floor. The drum platform is raised by a single hydraulic cylinder, creating a dust-tight seal between the rim of a drum and the underside of the discharge cone. A second hydraulic cylinder raises the platform-hood assembly vertically before tipping it to a dump angle of 90º, causing the vertically oriented cone to mate with a gasketted receiving ring. A pneumatically actuated slide gate valve prevents material flow until the discharge cone has been properly seated in the receiving ring. The all-stainless unit can be finished to sanitary or industrial standards. 

Flexicon Corp.; 888-353-9426; www.flexicon.com