Flexicon’s latest Block-Buster

Flexicon’s new Block-Buster Bulk Bag Conditioner has  two hydraulic rams and specially contoured end  plates to press opposing sides of bulk bags, loosening  material that has solidified during storage and  shipment, and so enabling unloaders to discharge  product through spouts.

A cantilevered I-beam with motorised hoist and  trolley allows loading and unloading of bulk bags  without the use of a forklift. The bag can also be raised  and lowered using the hoist, and rotated manually, for  conditioning at any height on all sides.

The system controller and hydraulic pump can be  mounted on the exterior of the safety cage or  remotely. The conditioner is fully enclosed on all four  sides for operator safety and includes full height doors  that are interlocked to disallow operation of the system  when the doors are open.

The conditioner is recommended for bulk bags  containing hygroscopic chemicals, certain spice blends,  heat-sensitive products, and other materials prone to  solidifying to the point at which pneumatically actuated  flow promotion accessories integral to bulk  bag dischargers are inefficient or completely  ineffective.

An optional hydraulically-actuated, variable-height  turntable allows automated in-frame bag rotation and  conditioning of bulk bags at varying heights. The  number and pressure of hydraulic ram actuations, the  height of the turntable, and the number of 90 deg  rotations are user-programmable.

The conditioner is offered as a stand-alone unit or  integrated with Flexicon’s Bulk-Out bulk bag  discharging systems.