Processing Magazine

Split-frame unloader allows discharging of bulk bags from low headroom areas

June 14, 2006

New split frame unloader allows discharging of bulk bags and rigid totes from mezzanines and other low headroom areas. Unlike fixed-frame unloaders that require sufficient headroom above the top of the frame to clear the load-backrest of a forklift, Flexicon’s Split-Frame Unloader allows the upper frame to be forklifted onto the plant floor, loaded with a bulk bag, and then forklifted back onto the subframe within several inches/centimeters of the ceiling. For discharging from bulk bags, the subframe is equipped with a Power-Cincher® flow control valve that cinches the bag spout concentrically on a horizontal axis for easy tie-offs, and vertically in a tight zig-zag pattern to prevent leakage of fine powders. It also allows full-open discharge from bag spouts of all popular diameters and is USDA-accepted.