BETHLEHEM, Pa.—Flexicon Corp. recently unveiled its new TIP-TITE Drum Dumper for 30- to 55-gallon drums. The dumper, designed for dust-free transfer of free-flowing bulk materials, features an elongated discharge cone that mates with the gasketed inlet of low-height receiving vessels.
Housed within a three-sided safety enclosure with safety interlocked doors, the drum platform is raised by a single hydraulic cylinder, which helps to create a dust-tight seal between the rim of the drum and the underside of the discharge cone.
When the drum is secured in place, a second hydraulic cylinder tips the platform-hood assembly, stopping at a dump angle of 45 degrees with a motion-dumping feature, causing the spout of the discharge cone to mate with the gasketed receiving ring on the lid of the low-height receiving vessel. A pneumatically actuated slide gate at the spout can be opened variably for partial or total discharge at controlled rates, and then closed before returning the drum to its original position, with no dust emitted throughout the cycle.