Bag emptying station
IB Verfahrens- und Anlagentechnik has developed stations that are primarily based on ergonomic aspects for manually emptying bagged goods. The manual emptying station facilitates fatigue-free working, among other things with a large support table, an insertion grid and a design that is also easy to clean. In addition, the modular design paves the way for integrating the station into the production environment in a tailor-made manner and taking into account the wishes of the employees.
Facts that will convince you
- Discharge optimisation e.g. loosening stirrer, beater, vibrator
- Weighing the hopper
- A variety of metering devices
- Control system with connection to PLC
- Customer-specific adaptations
- Top-mounted filter or external dedusting unit
- Empty bag ejector with bag clamp
- Empty bag compactor
- ATEX version
- FDA/food compliant in accordance with EC 1935 / 2004
A large bag support table makes work easier. An insertion grid prevents the bag and undesired parts falling into the hopper. Furthermore, the bag chutes are designed to be easy to clean.
Products with poor flowing properties can be emptied using discharge aids such as fluidisation pulses, vibrators, loosening stirrers or beaters. In order to be able to retrofit a beater, a universal attachment plate is installed. A beater can be attached to this plate at any time.
The manual bag emptying devices can be extended using metering and conveyance devices such as a cellular wheel sluice, a suction feed, a metering screw or a conveyance screw.
Extraction is performed via a top-mounted filter or a connection to a separate aspirator. The basic bag holding station is stationary and designed with a connection to an existing dedusting system. Filter cartridges are normally used. However, hose filters and pocket filters are also used. An air guide plate that is easy to remove ensures an optimised air flow and keeps the dust away from the operator.
Depending on the application, the manual bag emptying systems are made of standard steel 1.0038 or stainless steel 1.4301. Other materials can also be used upon request.
High quality versions that are free of dead space are provided for the pharmaceutical industry. For the food industry, the system components that come into contact with the products are designed in accordance with Regulation (EC) 1935/2004.
Inserting the bags
The operator opens the flap for the bag chute and places the bag on the support table. Thanks to the integrated gas pressure springs, the flap can be opened and closed easily. A vacuum lifter can be used to set the bags down in order to make working easier.
They then push the bag on a support grid into the bag emptying device and use a knife to cut it off. Lifting the bag empties it into the hopper. The support grid within the bag chute also serves as access protection.
The product is added to the process using a metering and conveyance device. The received volume can be checked using a fill level sensor. In order to protect subsequent process steps from contamination, the bag holding station can also be equipped with a screen and a metal separator.
According to the customer’s requirements, the product falls directly into the required process container or is fed in a controller manner via a metering device.
Dedusting is performed when the flap is open and is switched on and off automatically via a contact switch. The filter is cleaned with compressed air when the cover is closed. The filter cakes therefore fall into the product hopper.
Discharging the of empty bags
The operator uses the discharge chute installed on the side to throw the empty bags into a bag or an empty bag compactor that is installed.
Our individual customer solutions in the bag handling sector
Our systems differ as much as our customers’ requirements and almost always have an individual note. Each system is therefore unique.
We can use system modules to offer, design and produce numerous solutions quickly and in a reproducible manner. Furthermore, our range of modules increases continuously due to the requirements of our new customers.
The references section provides you with a selection of customer projects that have already been completed, along with notable special features.