AFC Bulk Bag Unloaders

Customized for your application

discharge your FIBCs (bulk bags) safely and efficiently.

Available in two configurations, the bulk bag unloader can be provided for use with forklift, or with an integral powered hoist. Both models are designed to handle and discharge bulk bags weighing up to 4000 lbs. Optional dust-tight bag access housing and dust-control promotes cleanliness and worker safety. Optional load cell controls provide accurate weighing to your process.

What is it

Automated Flexible Conveyor bulk bag unloader, also known as Super Sack unloaders, FIBC unloaders and bulk bag dischargers, is a structural framework that is fully welded for improved rigidity and integrity. Using structural steel along with tubular steel provides an unsurpassed value in frame work design and manufacturing. Combining performance and operator safety is at the core of every engineered bulk bag unloader. 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, Automated Flexible Conveyor provides a complete bulk handling system to meet industry 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 is lowered on top of the massager paddles while still 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 is untied. Finally, the door to the access housing is closed and the iris valve is ready to be opened allowing for material flow.

Forklift Style

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.

Advantages

  • Minimal assembly required
  • Dust tight operation
  • Easily configurable for various bulk bag sizes

Features

  • Fully welded construction
  • Complete electrical wiring
  • Fully integrated pneumatic assemblies

Product Variations

  • Fork lift style
  • Chain hoist style
  • Low profile units for restricted head room areas
  • Bulk discharge half frames
  • Loss-of-weight discharging for continues 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

Additional Accessories

  • Bulk bag massagers
  • Access housing /untie box
  • Integral dust handling
  • Manual iris valve
We are very pleased and impressed with the quality, design, performance and value of the AFC system we received.
KYLE BRUNNER, U.S. SASOL

Bulk Bag Unloader Fork Lift Style

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