http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 14.59Change: -0.06
R/$ = 10.55Change: -0.03
Au 1303.44 $/ozChange: -0.51
Pt 1439.50 $/ozChange: -5.00
 
 
Note: Search is limited to the most recent 250 articles. Set date range to access earlier articles.
Where? With... When?








Start
 
End
 
 
And must exclude these words...
Close Main Search
Close Main Login
My Profile News Alerts Newsletters Logout Close Main Profile
 
Nelson Mandela 1918 - 2013   Agriculture   Automotive   Chemicals   Competition Policy   Construction   Defence   Economy   Electricity   Energy   Environment   ICT   Metals   Mining   Science & Technology   Services   Trade   Transport & Logistics   Water  
What's On Press Office Suppliers Directory Research Jobs Announcements Contact Us
 
 
 
RSS Feed
Article   Comments   Other News   Research   Magazine  
 
 
Aug 17, 2012

Equipment handling company dispenses bulk by weight

Back
Flexicon|Forklift|Steel|Upstream Devices
flexicon|forklift-industry-term|steel|upstream-devices
© Reuse this

Bulk handling equipment company Flexicon’s new multipurpose filler dispenses bulk solid materials into boxes, drums and bulk bags by weight.

The unit features a fill head that has a dust-tight seal, which protects against the inlet spout of bulk bags and connects to transition adapters that seal against open boxes or drums.

The filler uses the company’s Twin-Centrepost frame to maximise strength and improve accessibility to the fill head while simplifying construction and reducing cost.

It is mounted on load cells that are tied into a programmable logic controller, which controls upstream devices to fill containers at a high trickle-feed rate, to increase the number of containers filled per hour, while still achieving the required accuracies.

An automated vibratory system raises and vibrates the container deck to densify material, stabilising the container. The low-profile configuration of the filler also allows for the removal of filled containers using a pallet jack, eliminating the need for a forklift truck.

Features related to bulk bag-filling include manual fill-head height adjust-ment to accommodate all popular bag sizes, pneumatically retractable bag hooks, an inflatable connector to seal the bag inlet spout and a feed chute outlet port for dust-free air displacement during filling.

A transition hood is connected to the fill head using quick-action clamps to fill boxes from 915 mm to 1 220 mm per side and 990 mm to 1 117 mm in overall height.

For the filling of drums from 114 ℓ to 208 ℓ, a pneumatically actuated, tele-scoping drum-filling adapter swivels inward for rapid connection to the fill head using quick-action clamps, after which an inlet plate is sealed against the rim of the drum.

Filling cycles are initiated with a manual push button or by electrical contact closure, after which filling and any required disconnection of the equip- ment from the container inlet are auto-matic.
The filler is constructed of carbon steel with a durable industrial finish, or stainless steel finished to industrial, food, dairy or pharmaceuticals standards, and is offered with a mechanical or pneumatic conveyor delivery system integrated with the user’s upstream process equipment or other material source.

The company also manufactures bulk bag dischargers, bulk bag conditioners, drum box and container tippers, bag dump stations, weigh batching and blending systems, and engineered plantwide bulk handling systems with automated controls.

Edited by: Chanel de Bruyn
© Reuse this Comment Guidelines
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Materials-Handling News
South African retail companies are responding to the way in which e-commerce is changing their engagement model with customers by improving customer engagement channels and order fulfilment intelligence, says industrial and retail software company JDA Europe, Middle...
The upgraded factory of chromium carbide wear liner manufacturer Rio Carb meets the highest international standards, priming the company for international competition in providing wear liners for mining in Africa and South Africa, says Rio Carb MD Martin Maine. The...
NEW SERVICES ELB Conveyor Maintenance provides maintenance services for materials handling systems, including stockyard machines and bulk loading systems
Bulk materials handling solutions provider ELB Engineering Services officially launched its ELB Conveyor Maintenance company at its ELB service facility in Middleburg, Mpumalanga, earlier this month.
More
 
 
Latest News
Charl Coetzee
Updated 52 minutes ago Namibia is set to get a skills boost as a new information and communications technology (ICT) centre starts training network engineer recruits to maintain the Southern African country’s own infrastructure. Telecom Namibia, in conjunction with XON Systems and...
Ismail Vadi
Updated 1 hour 4 minutes ago The Gauteng provincial government (GPG) on Wednesday launched the GoGauteng mobile application (app) aimed at assisting commuters in planning their journeys, an alternative route app to provide road users with the resources needed to avoid e-toll roads and also...
Updated 1 hour 53 minutes ago The ultra-deep Angolan offshore oil project called Kaombo generated the third huge contract in three days on Wednesday when French group Total picked two firms to carry out underwater engineering worth $3.5-billion. The latest groups to win a share of the mega...
More
 
 
Recent Research Reports
Steel 2014: A review of South Africa's steel sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Steel 2014 report provides an overview of the global steel industry and particularly of South Africa’s steel sector over the past year, including details of production and consumption, as well as the country's primary carbon steel and stainless...
Projects in Progress 2014 - First Edition (PDF Report)
This publication contains insight into progress at the delayed Medupi and Kusile coal-fired projects, in Mpumalanga and Limpopo respectively, as well as at the Ingula pumped-storage scheme, which is under construction on the border between the Free State and...
Automotive 2014: A review of South Africa's automotive sector (PDF Report)
The report provides insight into the business environment, the key participants in the sector, local construction demand, geographic diversification, competition within the sector, corporate activity, skills, safety, environmental considerations and the challenges...
Construction 2014: A review of South Africa's construction sector (PDF Report)
Construction data released during 2013 hints at a halt to the decline in the industry during the last few years, with some commentators averring that the industry could be poised for recovery. However, others have urged caution, noting that the prospects for a...
Electricity 2014: A Review of South Africa's Electricity Sector (PDF Report)
This report provides an overview of the state of electricity generation and transmission in South Africa and examines electricity planning, investment in generation capacity, electricity tariffs, the role of independent power producers and demand-focused initiatives,...
Defence 2013: A review of South Africa's defence industry (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s 2013 Defence Report examines South Africa’s defence industry, with particular focus on the key players in the sector, the innovations that have come out of the defence sector, local and export demand, South Africa’s controversial...
 
 
 
 
 
This Week's Magazine
Updated 2 hours ago There is enough water in South Africa to supply communities and the economy, even if some activities may be constrained, such as agriculture in the Limpopo, says National Planning Commission commissioner Mike Muller. 
Muller was also the director-general from 1997...
South African antenna designer and producer Poynting and provider of professional products, system integration and implementation and commissioning services for the broadcast and telecommunications markets in South Africa, African Union Communications (Aucom),...
Industrial automation giant Festo has been displaying some of the its ongoing research projects and latest automation developments and products at the Hannover industrial fair from April 7 to 11, as part of its Integrated Automation – The Next Steps theme. The...
South African retail companies are responding to the way in which e-commerce is changing their engagement model with customers by improving customer engagement channels and order fulfilment intelligence, says industrial and retail software company JDA Europe, Middle...
In support of the South African government’s mandate to create more jobs and promote sustainable development, multilevel marketing company Amway’ business model aims to assist government in easing the startup of business and encourage an entrepreneurial mindset...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alert Close
Embed Code Close
content
Research Reports Close
Research Reports are a product of the
Research Channel Africa. Reports can be bought individually or you can gain full access to all reports as part of a Research Channel Africa subscription.
Find Out More Buy Report
 
 
Close
Engineering News
Completely Re-Engineered
Experience it now. Click here
*website to launch in a few weeks