Flexicon: Hoistable Bulk Bag Discharger
February 13, 2003
A new bulk bag discharger from Flexicon allows for the relocation of the frame and the changing of bags by one operator using only an overhead hoist. A discharger lifting frame allows the entire unit, with or without a bulk bag in place, to be hoisted from a single lift point by plant cranes having 5000 lb (2270 kg) capacity. Once the discharger is lowered, bulk bags are replaced by means of a bulk bag lifting frame with a self-centering receiver that mates to a lifting-disc/eye-bolt for rapid, single-point hoisting of bulk bags into and out of the frame. Z-Clip(TM) bag strap holders allow rapid but secure connection of bags to the frame.