Drum Tipper Enables Safe, Dust-free Material Transfer

Flexicon now offers the new Tip-Tite mobile drum tipper, which allows dust-free transfer of bulk materials from drums into process equipment and storage vessels. Ready to plug in and run, it is mounted on a mobile frame with quick-action fl oor jacks for stable operation. A hydraulic cylinder raises the drum carriage which seals the drum rim against a discharge cone, after which a second hydraulic cylinder tips the carriage-hood assembly and drum, stopping at a predetermined dump angle of either 45, 60 or 90 with a motion- dampening feature. As the assembly approaches its fully tipped position, the outlet of the discharge cone mates with a gasketed receiving-ring inlet fi tted to existing process equipment or to the lid of an optional hopper, creating a dust-tight seal. Once the discharge cone is seated against the gasket, a pneumatically actuated slide gate valve opens, allowing material to enter the receiving vessel. The unit accommodates drums from 114 to 208 liters (30 to 55 gallons) weighing up to 340 kg (750 lb) and measuring 91 to 122 cm (36 to 48 in.) in height. An optional pneumatically actuated vibrator on the discharge cone promotes complete evacuation of non-free-fl owing materials. The drum tipper is available in mild steel with durable industrial finishes, with material contact surfaces of stainless steel, or in all-stainless steel.

As featured in Womp 2016 Vol 04 - www.womp-int.com