Processing Magazine

New Open Chute Box Dumper Meets Industrial and Sanitary Standards

June 2, 2010
The all-new Open Chute Box Dumper offers a safe, low-cost method of discharging bulk solid materials from boxes, totes and other containers when dust containment is not a requirement. The dumper accommodates Gaylords and other boxes from 36- to 48-inch on a side and 39- to 44-inch overall height. The box-container lift assembly is tipped hydraulically until material discharges from the container onto a smooth, flat chute that allows unobstructed discharge of free-flowing materials?as well as non-free-flowing products containing large agglomerates?into receiving vessels. Twin hydraulic cylinders pivot the platform-chute assembly, with the container secured from sliding by transverse sidewall braces, to discharge angles of 45 or 60 degrees beyond horizontal, including a motion-dampening feature at the termination of container rotation. The dumper is available with stainless steel material contact surfaces, in carbon steel with durable industrial coatings, or in all-stainless construction to industrial and sanitary standards. It is also available with optional receiving hoppers configured with the company''s mechanical or pneumatic conveyors to transport discharged material to any plant location.