Big Bag filling stations
To ensure tailor-made installation, we configure our Big Bag filling stations individually to the functional requirements and spatial conditions of our customers. This way, the suitable racks, the necessary weighing equipment, suitable vibrators, loop suspensions or filling nozzles can be combined in the best possible way in size and shape. For flexible use, the filling station can also be combined with rollers.
Facts that will convince you
- High degree of personalisation thanks to modular construction kits
- Weighing terminals for automatic and non-automatic weighing
- Efficient and user-friendly Big Bag changing
- Integration into the production environment
- Control engineering and system integration
- Design in steel and stainless steel
- ATEX version
- FDA in compliance with Regulation (EC) 1935/2004
- Low-dust filling
- Inliner inflation device
- Automatic switch-off
- Operating platforms
Big Bag filling stations from IB Verfahrens- und Anlagentechnik stand out thanks to their ease of use, compact and robust design and economical use.
This means that all Big Bag sizes can be filled safely with different product attributes. The user-friendliness, performance and economy are always in the foreground.
With a comprehensive device and system range with a modular design, your system can be combined to form an optimised complete system. We are also happy to address special solutions and develop your individual system for Big Bag filling.
A high level of automation for the Big Bag filling station is obtained by adding a pallet store, roller tracks and automatic docking and loop notching to release the Big Bag.
The frames and system components that come into contact with products are made of standard steel 1.0038, stainless steel 1.4301 and from other materials upon customer request.
For the food industry, the system components that come into contact with the products are designed in accordance with Regulation (EC) 1935/2004.
Step 1 – docking the Big Bag
The Big Bag to be filled is moved into the Big Bag filling station. To do this, the bag’s loops are attached to the attachment devices provided and secured to prevent them falling out. Generally, the Big Bags have a loop that is around 200-300 mm long on each of the four corners.
The Big Bag’s infeed hose is then guided from below over the inflation sleeve / inflation seal that is present on the infeed pipe and that is pneumatically actuated. Inflating the sleeve affixes the Big Bag and seals it. Dust-free filling can begin.
When using Big Bags with different infeed hose diameters, the filling pipe is designed for the smallest required diameter. Additional clamping collars are used to attach larger infeed hoses.
Alternatively, the infeed hose can be connected using a mechanical torque bag clamp.
All docking connections are designed as double pipes to reduce dust emissions. The product flows into the Big Bag that is to be filled in the inner pipe. The displaced air from the Big Bag flows into the outer pipe and dissipates via a dust removal connection. The connection can be connected to an aspirator provided by the customer or equipped with a filter cartridge.
Step 2 – starting filling
After the Big Bag has been docked on, the filling process can be started via the controller. The bulk materials are generally metered using metering flaps, cellular wheel sluices and metering screws.
Step 3 – stopping the Big Bag filling process
The filling process is generally stopped automatically and volumetrically via a fill level sensor in the product infeed or when the target weight is reached. If there is an automatic weighing scale, the filling process is completed using this. If there is a non-automatic weighing scale, the operator must check the fill weight and end the filling process manually.
The last step – undocking and removing the Big Bag
The operator releases the Big Bag that is hanging on the loops by lifting the big bag with a forklift or by lowering the integrated lifting device. The lifting device can be designed with a manual crank, electrically or pneumatically operated. Lowering using an integrated lifting device included in the controller can be performed automatically.
The inflation sleeve and the clamping collars are opened, and the loops released manually or automatically as well. The Big Bag is then uncoupled from the filling station and can be moved away using an industrial truck or via roller tracks. The Big Bag can be sealed manually using the tapes and stored or shipped.
Our individual customer solutions in the Big 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.