Materials handling & logistics > Bulk material technology

Flexicon bulk conveyor with tilt-down portable base

20 July, 2010 by

The Flexicon bulk conveyor with tilt-down portable base fits through tight spaces and provides easy access for removal of the flexible screw. It features a reduced footprint that enables the castor-mounted frame to manoeuvre through narrow aisles and around corners. With the hopper, support boom and conveyor assembly tilted down, the unit fits through standard doorways and orients the conveyor tube horizontally, allowing the flexible screw to be removed easily for thorough cleaning and inspection.


Flexicon open-chute box tipper

21 June, 2010 by

The open-chute box tipper from Flexicon is designed to offer a safe, low-cost method of discharging bulk solid materials from boxes, totes and other containers when dust containment is not a requirement.


Powder handling equipment improves filtration at desal plant

20 May, 2010

The Tampa Bay Seawater Desalination Plant produces up to 94.6 million litres of drinking water per day (up to 10% of Tampa, Florida’s drinking water), making it the largest seawater desalination plant in North America. Since March 2007, the plant has desalinated over 13.6 billion litres of drinking water from the Tampa Bay.


Flexicon combination bulk bag and manual dump batching system

28 April, 2010 by

A combination bulk bag and manual dump batching system weighs bulk materials that are discharged from bulk bags or manually dumped from sacks, boxes and other containers and empties the batch into mobile storage bins.


Automated waste sortation for councils

15 April, 2010

An Australian waste sortation specialist has devised a turnkey system for councils and regional bodies that uses automated primary sortation as a fast starting point to separate different types of waste.


Teralba Mixquip mixers and agitators

24 March, 2010 by

Teralba Industries have developed more cost-effective models of the Mixquip range of top entry agitators and mixers for a larger range of tanks and vessels.


Rotex minerals separators

24 March, 2010 by

iBulk has announced the addition of the Rotex mineral separator and Megatex XD to their product range. Three model series are available for a variety of general purpose and finer process screening applications.


Flexicon X-0530 hygienic bulk bag conditioner

10 March, 2010 by

The Flexicon X-0530 is a hygienic bulk bag conditioner for loosening of bulk solid material that has solidified during storage and shipment, allowing bulk bag unloaders to discharge it through bag spouts.


Flexicon Tip-Tite box-container tipper

15 January, 2010 by

The Tip-Tite box-container tipper from Flexicon forms a dust-tight seal between container and equipment, tips the container and discharges bulk material through a chute at controlled rates.


When two bulk conveyors are better than one

03 December, 2009

To manufacture high-purity chemical and isotopic products, American company EaglePicher engineered a new process in which five bulk products are transferred, weighed with a high degree of accuracy and conveyed to a mixing system.


Online moisture analysis in materials handling

14 November, 2009 by Graeme McGown, Managing Director, Intalysis

Moisture analysis during materials handling and processing presents a number of challenges that can be solved with appropriate use of online techniques.


Bulk bag eductor system

20 October, 2009 by

Flexicon’s bulk bag weigh batch eductor system loosens bulk solid material that has solidified during storage and shipment, discharges the material by weight, and blends it into a liquid stream.


Drum tipper

29 September, 2009 by

The Tip-Tite drum tipper from Flexicon seals drums against a discharge cone, tips the drum, mates the cone against a gasketted connection and discharges bulk material dust free through a slide gate valve. The tipper accommodates drums from 114 to 208 litres.


Recirculating spreader-feeder

21 September, 2009 by

The recirculating spreader-feeder from Flexicon evenly distributes powder and bulk coatings onto food products as they pass between the unit’s longitudinal discharge hopper and its lower collection hopper.


Mining sustainability — through modernisation and optimisation

16 August, 2009 by Richard Jenner*

Every mining operation has budgets, production targets, business goals and a sustainability plan, but achieving budgets and business goals requires the efficient use of all internal resources, such as people, plant, raw materials, maintenance, reagents and procedures.


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