BETHLEHEM, Pa.—Flexicon Corp. has released a new Block-Buster Bulk Bag Conditioner with a laser safety curtain that automatically stops operation if the beam is obstructed. The system, Flexicon said, is designed with operator safety in mind, but eliminates the need for safety-hinged doors and interlock switches.
Hydraulic rams and contoured end plates loosen densely packed bulk material within the bags by pressing and releasing opposite sides of the container. Additionally, bags of varying heights can be conditioned by a hydraulically actuated scissor lift with accordion-style dust skirt and turntable, both of which can be adjusted by the operator. The system controller and hydraulic pump also can be mounted on the exterior of the frame or remotely.