A new TIP-TITE® Hydraulic Tipper from Flexicon discharges bulk solid materials from mobile bins at controlled rates into downstream process equipment or storage vessels free of dust.

With lid open, the bin is rolled into a receiving frame, which positions it over a lifting tongue centred inboard of the castors.  Side bracing prevents lateral movement of the bin during tipping.

After securing the bin in place with a safety-interlocked door, a pair of hydraulic cylinders raises the bin vertically, seating its rim against the underside of a rectangular discharge hood.  A second pair of hydraulic cylinders then elevates and tips the assembly, causing the discharge spout on the hood to mate with a gasketed inlet ring fitted to the lid of receiving hoppers, storage vessels or process equipment for total dust containment.

Opening a pneumatically-actuated slide gate valve at the spout outlet allows dust-free discharge at controlled rates. Closing the valve allows empty or partially empty bins to be returned to the plant floor with no dust emission.

The unit can be sized to accommodate bins with rim dimensions up to 1220 mm on a side, and up to 1117 mm in height.

It is constructed as standard of carbon steel with stainless steel material contact surfaces, or in all stainless steel finished to food, dairy, pharmaceutical or industrial standards.

Optional receiving hoppers are available integrated with the company’s mechanical or pneumatic conveyors to transport discharged material to any plant location.

The company also produces drum tippers and box tippers, as well as bulk bag dischargers, bulk bag conditioners, bulk bag fillers, flexible screw conveyors, tubular cable conveyors, pneumatic conveying systems, bag dump stations, weigh batching and blending systems, and engineered plant-wide bulk handling systems with automated controls.

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