Clamping Down on Dust: Bulk Bag Discharge Station Feed Tube & Outlet Spout Clamp
The Carolina Conveying Bulk Bag Outlet Spout Clamp is the most dust free and sanitary way means of discharging material from bulk bags. Bulk bags (also known as Big Bags and Super Sacks) are 2,000 to 4,000 pound large sacks used to transport and store dry materials.
The bags have an outlet spout which is untied to release the material. Simply untying the spout to release the material can be dusty, hazardous and create a mess. The Carolina Conveying bulk bag station with outlet spout clamp is critical for applications where minimal operator dust exposure is required, and/or sanitary applications where product cannot contact the outer bag which is often dirty or soiled during transport.
The outlet spout clamp consists of a feed tube and pneumatically operated clamp ring. The feed tube and clamp are enclosed in a large access module with an access door safety interlock which disables all pneumatics when the door is open.
Product is now discharged from the bulk bag with a dust tight seal. The product also cannot contact the outside of the bag. The feed tube and clamp ring are totally enclosed in our access module ensuring that any accidental spills are contained. A vent on the back of the access module connects to a central dust collection system, pulling negative air for any airborne dust while removing the empty bag. Optional Pneumatic Pinch Bars clamp down on the bag outlet spout to stop flow at any time. The bag then can be retied shut and removed with material still in the bag.