Flexicon develops high-volume bulk material tipper for single or multiple containers

The high-volume open-chute tipper discharges multiple drums (shown) and boxes simultaneously, as well as Gaylords, totes and other larger containers/vessels individually.

A new high-volume open-chute tipper from Flexicon allows discharging of non-dusty, free-flowing and/or agglomerated bulk materials from multiple drums or boxes simultaneously, as well as from Gaylords, totes or bins individually.

The bed of the unit’s hydraulically-tipped housing can accommodate containers from 940-1115mm in height, having an individual or combined footprint of up to 1825x2435mm. Typical applications for multiple containers include simultaneous dumping of four 210 litre drums, or four boxes, each having a footprint of 915×1220 mm.

Pallets weighing up to 2265kg are forklift-loaded into the three-sided unit and secured, after which a grate is lowered onto the container(s) to prevent shifting. The lifting assembly is raised to a height of 1955mm and tipped hydraulically, causing material to slide through a smooth, three-sided chute into receiving vessels.

Twin hydraulic cylinders pivot the platform-chute assembly to discharge angles of 45 or 60 degrees beyond horizontal, including a motion-dampening feature at the termination of container rotation.

Impact-resistant side panels and custom guard panels with a light curtain ensure safe operation.

The tipper is available in heavy-duty, all-stainless construction to sanitary standards (shown) or in carbon steel with durable industrial coatings and stainless steel material contact surfaces. It is also available with optional receiving hoppers configured with Flexicon mechanical or pneumatic conveyors to transport discharged material to any plant location.