Flexicon Corp.: Bulk Bag Filler
April 28, 2004
A new bulk bag filler from Flexicon Corp. features a pivot-down fill head that enables the operator to connect empty bags at floor level and resume filling operations in less than one minute. The filler eliminates the need to climb steps, strain to reach overhead connection points, or risk injury associated with operation of conventional bulk bag fillers. Flexicon has applied for a patent on the design of the new filler, named the Swing-Down(TM) bulk bag filler. The unit simultaneously lowers and pivots the fill head, stopping it in a vertically oriented position that places the bag inlet spout inflatable connection, inflator button and four bag loop switches within one arm's length of an operator standing on the plant floor.