A new stand-alone dust collector from Flexicon Corp., Bethlehem, Pa., removes airborne dust from upstream processes and discharges it into containers positioned below the collection hopper
, protecting operators and improving plant hygiene.
The collection hopper
has stands for washing three trucks out at the same time.
A cantilever I-beam with electric hoist and trolley automatically lifts and positions each bulk bag directly over a collection hopper
, a Spout-Lock[R] clamp ring providing the high-integrity seal between the clean side of the bag spout and the clean side of the equipment to eliminate escape of materials and any associated dust particles.
Each station consists of a large collection hopper
topped by a bar grate and hinged door, an integral pulse jet filtration unit equipped with polyester cartridge filters, and a 2hp, 865-cfrn fan.
The chip pretreatment system consists of seven basic components: collection hopper
, three conveyors, solids separator, centrifugal dryer, magnetic separator, drying oven and charging scale.
As the rotating arm moves over a row of bags, reverse airflow is directed through high-velocity nozzles on the underside of the arm into the bags so the dust collected on their outer surfaces is released and falls into the collection hopper
. Dust collection efficiency is maintained as each filter bag is cleaned during each cleaning arm revolution.
The rugged portable frame includes a collection hopper
with automatic discharge valve and polybag loading accessory.
The overthrow system has the advantage of having the collection hopper
at the rear.
Ernst says unlike other conventional side discharge tractors, the machine features a unique cutting system with counter rotational cutting blades that direct the collected clippings into a chute, beneath the seat, that empties into a 700-litre collection hopper
at the rear of the tractor.
With this downdraft dust collector, air enters at the top of the dust collector housing and flows downward to the cartridge filters, pushing collected particulates into the collection hopper
. This is said to improve the material-to-air ratio, as well as the filtering process itself.
The cyclone was located outdoors on top of a large collection hopper
. This motor/blower package was very loud and made it difficult to have a conversation within the shop area.