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"It's become more efficient now that the bulk bag unloaders and fillers have scales on them."
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The primary user of the unloader is Anaconda Nickel Ltd, which imports sulphur for its nickel-cobalt project at Murrin Murrin in Western Australia's Eastern Goldfields, but the system will also be available for other bulk import customers.
To accurately weigh the amount of flakes discharged into the agitated tank, the bulk-bag unloader is mounted on load cells, which transmit loss-of-weight information to a controller.
Many bulk bags are packaged with an inner liner for purity and safety, so a bulk bag unloader with bag liner tensioning control is needed.
HawkeyePedershaab Concrete Technologies has machined successors to its Model 2100 and 2206 PipeMaster Unloaders. The new Model 3100 and 3206 PipeMasters can unload pipe as quickly as they can be rolled off the truck and be operated by truck drivers alone.
A removable bag-lifting frame with bag strap hooks and fork tubes allows loading of the lifting frame with bag intact, onto a cradle at the top of the unloader frame posts.
The company's bulk bag unloaders have dust-free product discharge from bulk bags.
The conditioner's controller and hydraulic pump can be mounted on the exterior of the unloader or remotely.
The unloader's bulk-bag-to-hopper interface consists of a manual "Spout-Lock" clamp ring at the top of a pneumatically actuated "Tele-Tube" telescoping tube, allowing an operator to make a high-integrity, sealed connection between the clean side of the bag spout and the clean side of the hopper, and enabling the bag to elongate automatically as it empties to promote flow and evacuation.
Bulk solids handling specialists, Flexicon (Europe) Ltd have announced a new, Split Frame Unloader that allows discharging of bulk bags and rigid totes from mezzanines and other low headroom areas.
The new Half-Frame Unloader from Flexicon Corp., Bethlehem, Pa., unloads bulk bags at lower cost by eliminating the upper frame to lift or position the bulk bag.