Bulk Bag Discharge Stations
Carolina Conveying’s Bulk Bag Discharge Stations feature Heavy Duty Design, Modular Construction, Operator Safety, Dust Control and Numerous Design Features covering a wide range of application requirements.
The operator must never be under a suspended load per OSHA regulations, otherwise, there is a hazard of being crushed. Bulk bag warning labels advise to keep clear of filled, unsupported bags. To meet these requirements, a bag must be supported from below. Carolina Conveying offers Full Platform Support, assuring optimum operator safety.
Heavy-Duty, Modular Construction
The main support frame is constructed of 4 inch tubular, structural steel. This heavy-duty design ensures that the station will not sway when loaded with even the heaviest bags. Modular construction allows for ease of assembly and the addition of other equipment options.
Dust control is accomplished in several ways with the Carolina Conveying Bulk Bag Discharge Station. First, the product is contained with the full platform support dish. As the bottom of the bag rests on the pan, the bag seals off the product to the discharge chute below. Any material that falls into the dish discharges with the rest of the product, not onto the floor. The access module below the dish allows the operator to untie the bag in a safe, dust free environment. Pinch bars inside the access module ensure that the product does not flow until you are ready for it. A dust extraction port at the back of the unit pulls away from any dust between bag changes. And for the ultimate dust free handling, we offer the bulk bag outlet spout clamp which allows material transfer in a completely sealed system - see the video for more details.
Features & Benefits:
- Heavy Duty Construction.
- Modular Design.
- Full Platform Bag Support Dish.
- Access Module with Window Prevents Spills.
- Bag Agitation and Vibration Ensures Discharge.
- Operator Safety.
- Dust Control.
- Custom Designs.
|Plastics & Petrochemical
|Mining & Minerals
|Mild Steel or Stainless Steel
|Hoist & Trolley Models
|Fork Lift Models
|Heavy Duty Design
|Ultimate Dust Control
Electric Hoist and Motorized Trolley
The electric hoist and motorized trolley allows the operator to unload and load the bulk bags via pendent control. An I-beam extends out in front of the station where the bag is raised and lowered with a lifting frame. Pneumatic hoists are also available.
Pneumatic Pinch Bar Module
The pinch bars control material flow from the bag outlet spout. This option minimizes operator exposure to the product by allowing the outlet spout to be untied or retied in a sealed position inside the bag access module. Includes two 1’’ pinch bars, guide rods, air cylinders, manual control valve and filter/regulator with gauge.
Manual Iris Valve
A 14” Diameter Manual Iris Valve is located at the inlet to the bag access module and can be used to restrict or shutoff product flow from the bag outlet spout. For free flowing materials, the iris valve can be used as a crude metering device.
Bulk Bag Side Massage Paddles
Massage paddles help keep material flowing from the bag. Material often becomes compacted in the bag during storage and transit. CC’s design pushes material into the first critical path of flow, insuring continuous product flow. Includes Two Massage Paddles with Anti-rotation Rods, Double Acting Air Cylinders, Manual Control Valves and Filter/Regulator with Gauge. Adjustable height for two possible positions.
Pneumatic Outlet Spout to Feed Tube Clamp Seal
This option includes an enlarged access module, feed tube and pneumatically operated clamp for clamping the bulk bag outlet spout to the inner feed tube. Unit is pneumatically operated via two air cylinders, with a safety interlock manual control valve. The clamp includes a rubber seal for positive sealing of the bag outlet spout to the feed tube.
Bulk Bag Deflation
This option includes manual butterfly valves and tubing to connect a vacuum port to the lower feed tube. Once the bag is empty, the vacuum line is switched to the lower feed tube and pulls out all the dusty air remaining in the bag. Once the bag is collapsed, the outlet spout is retied shut and the bag is removed. This option requires the “Pneumatic Outlet Spout to Feed Tube Clamp” feature above.
Integral Bag Dump Station
This option includes an enlarged access module for dumping sacks of material. A grate inside the module supports the bag while it is being cut open, and helps prevent trash from entering the system. The hinged door swings up and out of the way, and is supported by two air-spring dampers. A dust extraction port is at the back for venting away dust laden air. With the pinch bars already included, flow from the bulk bag can be stopped at any time so that a sack of material can be dumped in. The door seal is such that it does not leak material, even if flooded. A window on the front of the door allows the operator to see the material level, and prevent accidental opening if the material level is above the door.
Integral Dust Collection
This option includes an enlarged access module with a separate chamber with an air filter. Connected to the air filter is a fan, such that a vacuum is pulled on the filter. Reverse air is used to blow the collected dust off the filter. Any dust accumulated falls into the outlet cone and out the discharge, such that no material is wasted. Pricing also includes for a NEMA 4 control panel.
The knife kit is used for single trip bags that do not have an outlet spout. The bottom of the bag is sliced open as the bulk bag is lowered down into the dish. The three side knife cuts open a square flap for the material to flow out. The knife kit is removable for sharpening or for switching to bags with an outlet spout. While intended for single trip bags, the knife kit also works for bags with spouts for quick discharge of material.