Drum handling Height is Not an Issue for Drum Discharging

Editor: Dr. Jörg Kempf

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((c) 2005 Laszlo Csizmadia)
((c) 2005 Laszlo Csizmadia)

Bulk solids handling specialist Flexicon has developed a Sanitary High Lift Drum Dumper for discharging drums cleanly at heights of 1,525–3,050 mm above the floor. The TIP-TITE dumper accommodates drums of 115–210 l and uses a dust-tight connection to discharge bulk material into process vessels. Drums are loaded at floor level, sealed against a discharge cone, elevated, and tipped so that the cone mates with a gasketed receiving ring on the downstream process equipment. The drum platform is raised by a hydraulic cylinder, creating a dust-tight seal between the rim of the drum and the underside of the discharge cone. A second hydraulic cylinder raises the platform-hood assembly vertically before tipping it until the vertically-oriented contacts the receiving ring. A pneumatically actuated slide gate valve prevents material from flowing until the discharge cone has been seated in the receiving ring.