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This mobile drum dumper has a safety cage

By Gerald Ondrey |

A new mobile TIP-TITE Drum Dumper with safety cage (photo) allows hands-free, automated dumping of bulk solid materials from 30- to 55-gal (115- to 200-L) drums throughout the plant, with no dusting or danger associated with sudden shifting of contents. The three-sided carbon-steel cage, with safety interlocked doors, is mounted on a mobile frame with quick-acting jack screws for stability. A platform raises the drum hydraulically, creating a dust-tight seal between the rim of the drum and the underside of a discharge cone. A second hydraulic cylinder then tips the platform-hood assembly, stopping it at dump angles of 45, 60 or 90 deg with a motion-dampening feature, causing the spout of the discharge cone to mate with a gasketed receiving ring on the lid of an enclosed hopper that charges a flexible screw conveyor. A pneumatically-actuated slide gate at the spout can be opened once the discharge cone has sealed to the receiving ring to discharge material, and then closed before returning the drum to its original position, with no dust emitted throughout the cycle. — Flexicon Corp., Bethlehem, Pa.

www.flexicon.com

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