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Flexicon introduces dual-arch bulk bag conditioner
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4 July 2023

Flexicon introduces dual-arch bulk bag conditioner

Flexicon has introduced a new Block-Buster Hydraulic Bulk Bag Conditioner, featuring arched doorway masts for increased overhead clearance. The conditioner is designed to allow for easier insertion and removal of palletised bulk bags using a forklift. It loosens hygroscopic chemicals, spice blends, heat-sensitive products and other bulk materials that have solidified during storage and shipment, returning the material to a free-flowing state and enabling bulk bag unloaders to discharge the material through bag spouts. A hydraulically-actuated, variable-height turntable operates in concert with two hydraulic rams to press opposing sides of the bulk bag at varying heights, rotate the bag 90 degrees, and then repeat the conditioning cycle. The number and pressure of hydraulic ram actuations, the height of the turntable, and the number of 90-degree rotations are user-programmable at the control panel's HMI. Enclosed on four sides, the conditioner is equipped with full-height, safety-interlocked doors that disable all equipment functions when the doors are open. Its hydraulic pump can be mounted on the exterior of the safety cage or remotely, and requires only an electrical power connection for operation. Available through the company’s Quick-Ship Programme as a stand-alone unit, the conditioner accommodates bulk bags of all popular sizes, Flexicon said. It is also available constructed of stainless steel for sanitary and corrosive applications, and in configurations integral to bulk bag dischargers that reduce the cost, footprint and loading time of separate equipment. The bulk handling company released a new Bulk-Out BFC Bulk Bag Discharging System last year.

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