Flexicon Corporation - www.flexicon.com
With the TIP-TITE drum dumper, a hydraulic cylinder raises and seats the drum rim against a discharge cone, after which a second hydraulic cylinder tips the drum to a 45°, 60° or 90° angle. At full rotation, a pneumatically actuated slide gate valve opens and charges the conveyor, which meters the material volumetrically. As the integral flexible screw rotates, it self-centers within the tube. The conveyor transports bulk materials from submicron powders to large pellets.