AFC Bulk Bag Unloaders
Superior workmanship, Customized for your application
discharge your FIBCs (bulk bags) safely and efficiently.
This bulk bag unloader is offered with an integral powered hoist or configured for forklift. Both models are designed and manufactured with impressive care and quality to easily handle and discharge bulk bags weighing up to 4000 lbs. Optional dust-tight bag access housing keeps workers safe and the plant environment clean and dust-free. Optional, bulit-in load cell controls provide accurate weighing to your process.
What is it
Automated Flexible Conveyor bulk bag unloader for FIBC, Super Sacks and other bulk bags discharges powders and other bulk materials from the big bag into the process or into storage.
The durable construction is a structural framework that is fully welded for high strength, rigidity and integrity. Integrating both structural steel along with tubular steel provides an unsurpassed value in frame work design and manufacturing. Bulk bag unloading frames come in a variety of configurations: chain hoist unloader with a cantilevered I- beam, forklift unloader, half frame unloader or a custom application. The complete bulk handling system is custom-configured to meet specific requirements.
How it works
Chain hoist Style
A single operator advances the chain hoist to the outside of the bulk bag unloader and lowers the hook with the bag lifting device over the top of the bulk bag. The bulk bag loops are then placed onto the bag lifting device hooks while engaging the safety latches. Then the bag is raised and maneuvered into position over the iris valve and lowered on top of the massager paddles while maintaining tension on the bag loops. Next, the access housing/ untie box door is opened in conjunction with the iris valve. The bulk bag spout is then pulled downward through the iris valve and into the access housing. The iris valve is closed and the bulk bag untied. Finally, the door to the access housing is closed and the iris valve is ready to be opened allowing for material flow.
A forklift operator lifts and removes the bulk bag lifting device from the top of the bulk bag frame and lowers it to a position over the top of a bulk bag. The bulk bag loops are then placed onto the bag lifting device hooks while engaging the safety latches. The bag is raised and maneuvered into position, on top of the unloading frame, until the safety stops are reached. Then the access housing/ untie box door is opened in conjunction with the iris valve. Next, the bulk bag spout is pulled downward through the iris valve and into the access housing. The iris valve is then closed and the bulk bag is untied. Finally, the door to the access housing is closed and the iris valve is ready to be opened allowing for material flow.
- Minimal assembly
- Dust tight operation
- Easily configurable for various bulk bag sizes
- Fully welded construction
- Complete electrical wiring included
- Fully integrated pneumatic assemblies
- Fork lift style
- Chain hoist style
- Low profile units for restricted head room areas
- Bulk discharge half frames
- Loss-of-weight discharging for continuous direct FIBC feeding
- Integral bag break stations for minor additive ingredients
- Mild steel construction
- Stainless steel construction: T-304 or T316
- Industrial or sanitary finish
- Hazardous or non-hazardous locations
- Bulk bag massagers
- Access housing /untie box
- Integral dust handling
- Manual iris valve
Bulk Bag Unloader Fork Lift Style
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