Volkmann, Inc.’s Bulk Bag Unloading Station (BBU) optimizes dust-free material flow from the bag to the vacuum conveyor and downstream processes without any contamination of the material or work environment.
The BBU has been designed with modular components and many optional features to meet a variety of production requirements. It features a 2,000 lb. capacity, a low profile pick-up, and a patent pending dust-tight connector to the feed hopper. This discharge chute connector keeps product flow contained and also prevents dirt and other waste material that has collected on the underside of the bulk bag from entering and contaminating the product flow.
Available in either a fork-lift or hoist version, the BBU can be customized with frame extension sets and electric chain hoists with passive or active crab mechanisms. Other options include massaging paddles with pneumatic actuators, material agitators and material delumpers to aid material flow; a manual or pneumatic covering for the material discharge module; a dust collector to maintain environmental air quality; and an interface for Volkmann conveying systems to move the product downstream in the production process.