Canadian Packaging

Flexicon debuts new bulk bag filling system

New system from Flexicon designed for ultra-heavy-duty applications.


September 25, 2013
by Canadian Packaging Staff

BETHLEHEM, PA—Flexicon Corporation has introduced a new Bulk Bag Filling System designed for ultra-heavy-duty applications fills bulk bags with aggregates, abrasive minerals, powdered metals, dry chemical additives, filter press cake, and other difficult-to-handle bulk materials.

The ultra-heavy-duty, skid-mounted BB-0964 system features a patented Twin-Centerpost frame that maximizes strength and improves accessibility to bag hooks while simplifying construction and reducing cost.

An integral flexible screw conveyor with heavy duty screw, steel outer tube and high-capacity hopper feeds the filler consistently with a broad range of free- and non-free-flow bulk materials, from large irregular chunks to fine powders, including moist products that pack and cake, with no separation of blended products.

The filler is mounted on load cells that transmit weight-gain signals to a controller that runs the conveyor at full feed rate, and then at dribble feed rate immediately prior to stopping the conveyor once the target bag weight has been gained.

It is equipped as standard with forklift fill head height adjustment to accommodate all popular bag sizes, and a feed chute outlet port for dust-free air displacement during filling. Automated functions include an inflatable collar to seal the bag inlet spout, an inflator to remove creases from the bag prior to filling, an automated vibratory densification/deaeration system to stabilize the bag, and pneumatically retractable bag hooks that disconnect the bag from the filler, ready for removal by forklift.

Also offered, are high-capacity bulk bag fillers with chain conveyors and palletizers with the capacity to fill up to 20 bulk bags per hour.

Flexicon also manufactures bulk bag conditioners, bulk bag dischargers, bag dump stations, drum/box/container dumpers, tubular cable conveyors, pneumatic conveying systems, weigh batching/blending systems and automated plant-wide bulk handling systems.

For more information, contact Flexicon at 1-888-353-9426, via e-mail at sales@flexicon.com, and www.flexicon.com.