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Bulk Bag Unloaders

portable bulk bag unloader

Bulk bag unloaders, also called bulk bag dispensers, are used for material transfer from big bags to downstream bulk processing equipment or packaging machines. The unloaders are capable of supporting many different bag weights, usually in the range of 2,000 to 4,000 pounds. Unload, dispense, and discharge material to valve bag fillers, open mouth bag fillers, mixers, blenders, feeders, and more.

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All bulk bag unloaders and frames can be custom built to your requirements and budget. Some features include a bag transport frame, 2 ton self-contained hoist for lifting, bag untie hopper, dust-tight bag seals, bag spout spikes, bag agitation paddles, and more. Save time, money, and space with dust-free unloaders and dispensers available in unlimited configurations.

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bulk bags vs IBCs - using stainless steel IBCs for seasonings

Stainless steel IBC loaded onto discharge station above bag packaging equipment

Trying to decide between bulk bags vs. IBC for your packaging plant? Stainless steel IBCs, or intermediate bulk containers, are easier to use, clean, and expand into existing operations at food and beverage processing plants.

The simplest version of a stainless steel IBC system would include a set of IBCs and a discharge station.  These would replace traditional bulk bag unloaders and bulk bags, or FIBCs.

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portable bulk bag unloader

This portable bulk bag unloader has an overhead rail, powered trolley and hoist, and a bag lifting frame.  It has been designed for a typical 4,000 pound bulk bag with bottom discharge. The unloader can be moved in the process area to allow for unloading of bulk bags at mixing or batching stations. Locking casters prevent the unit from moving while dispensing.

It can be supplied with an untie hopper and discharge spout for discharging into industrial mixers or IBC blending bins.

Stainless steel or carbon steel construction is available.

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Discharge Product from Bulk Bags into Batching Mixing System

This big bag unloader discharges material from a bulk bag into an industrial mixer. An operator lifts a bulk bag using a fork truck and hangs it on the frame.  Material is drawn out of the bag using an enclosed vibrating feeder and transfers it into a paddle mixer for blending with other dry ingredients. The feeder is controlled by a loss-in-weight system comprised of load cells and a controller to dispense a specific weight of material per batch.

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Bulk Bag Unloader with Drum / Bucket AttachmentThis machine was designed to unload and dispense carbon black powder from big bags into buckets.  After filling a bucket, a vibrating table was used to settle or densify the powder.  The buckets were stacked onto pallets for transport to an industrial mixer for blending.

This customer specialized in the production of lead powder, tin powder, and tin / lead alloy powders.  Their products were used for many types of industries including oil and gas, radiological protective clothing, industrial x-ray shielding, anti-friction products, and batteries.  All metal powders are manufactured, blended, and packaged per customer specifications.

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Bulk Bag Unloader with Vibrating HopperBulk Bag Unloader with Vibrating HopperThis bulk bag unloader dispenses poorly flowing, granular material directly from bulk bags into a valve bag filler.  Then, the valve bag filler fills 40-50 pound bags. A vibrating hopper bin with untie hopper door provides agitation to promote the material transfer at a constant rate.  Stairs and a working platform provide access to the bag untie door. The customer loads the bulk bag onto the unloader using a fork lift, but an optional self-contained hoist is available.

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Bulk Bag Unloading System with Screw ConveyorThis custom designed big bag unloader transfers Calcium Carbonate from bulk bags to downstream equipment using a screw conveyor. It was manufactured for a large U.S. plastics compounding manufacturer based in Texas. The system shown is designed to dispense and convey Calcium Carbonate, which has a bulk density of 30 to 80 pounds per cubic foot, at flow rates of 9,000 pounds per hour.

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