A new TIP-TITE mobile drum dumper from Flexicon, Bethlehem, Pa., 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 floor jacks for stable operation anywhere in the plant.
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 pre-determined dump angle of 45, 60 or 90 degrees 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 fitted to existing process equipment or to the lid of an optional hopper with integral pneumatic, tubular cable or flexible screw conveyor, 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 30-55 gallons weighing up to 750 pounds.
An optional pneumatically-actuated vibrator on the discharge cone promotes complete evacuation of non-free-flowing materials.