Sanitary Bag Dump Station with Glovebox

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Back view displaying optional screw feeder discharge and front view with optional bottom pickup port
Coperion K-Tron

A true sanitary solution for a bag dump station

The Sanitary Bag Dump Station with Glovebox allows bags or small sacks to be opened & dumped into a process while protecting the operator from contact with potentially hazardous bulk materials and also protecting the bulk material from contamination or interaction with the outside environment. Once inside the hopper, the bulk material is introduced into the process below via a choice of discharge tools - vacuum conveying, screw feeder or discharge valve - depending on the requirements of the bulk material and application.

Features

  • Mounting flange, incl. clamp and seal (to fit Coperion K-Tron modular feeder, bottom pickup port or DN 150 discharge valve).
  • Material of construction stainless steel 1.4404 (AISI 316L)
  • Internal welds polished flush to a Ra 0.8
  • External welds continuous, untreated
  • Surface finish electropolished, internal and external
  • Stainless steel band clamps
  • Seal materials FDA approved
  • Clamp seals clear silicone
  • Front window: polycarbonate
  • Gloves: latex (alternatives listed under options)
  • Fastening ring for gloves: PE white
  • Air supply filter: PET textile
  • Sliding hatch: PTFE
  • Primary filter: 6 polyester filter cartridges; filter area 3m2 [32.3 ft2]; filter class F9, incl. automatic reverse jet filter and air reservoir
  • Secondary filter: freestanding, stainless steel, HEPA class 12, cleaning not included
  • Fan: volume approx. 200 m3/hr
  • Exhaust piping: DN 150 with Morris type clamps
  • Automatic breaker (vent) valve: Butterfly valve DN 150 incl. filter
  • Bleeding valve: T-joint with manually adjustable valve, covered by filter
  • Ducting included to place the secondary filter and fan within a radius of 8 m (26 ft) of the Bag Dump Station

Related Industries

  • Chemicals
  • Food & Pet Food
  • Pharmaceutical

Application

This Sanitary Bag Dump Station with Glovebox is designed to allow bags or small sacks to be opened and dumped into a process in a closed environment.  The Bag Dump Station protects the operator from contact with potentially hazardous bulk materials while also protecting the bulk material from conta-mination or interaction with the outside environment. Once inside the hopper, the bulk material is introduced into the process below via a choice of discharge tools – vacuum conveying, screw feeder or discharge valve – depending on the requirements of the bulk material and application.

Function and Operation

The central exhaust ventilation is always on during use to ensure that dust does not exit the unit during loading and/or discharging.  The fan is started automatically when the sliding hatch is opened and generates a slight vacuum. Once the hatch is closed the breaker (vent) valve in the exhaust line is activated, blowing a stream of air over the front window to ensure dust does not settle on the window.

The primary filter is only cleaned when the latch is closed and the exhaust fan is on. A protective panel prevents dust from being blown at the front window. The empty bag can be disposed of through a flange at the side of the unit.

If no further bags are emptied within a programmable time frame, the exhaust fan and internal light are automatically shut off. A protective filter between the glovebox and fan prevents dust from exiting he unit in case of damage to the primary filter. A bleeding valve is mounted in the exhaust line for fine adjustment of the vacuum.

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