Flexicon bulk bag discharger is a contaminant-free zone
01 February 2019
Flexicon’s new Bulk-Out bulk bag discharger, which features stainless steel open-channel construction, is the ideal discharger for applications and equipment that cannot tolerate any contamination.
Unlike hollow steel frame members, the open-channel frame is free of cavities or small spaces where bacteria, mold and other contaminants can multiply. This allows for a rapid, thorough washdown with water, steam, or cleaning solution, which then reduces the risk of cross-contamination between changeovers and provides unobstructed inspection for verifying cleanliness.
To meet food, dairy, and pharmaceutical requirements, construction includes continuous welds, ground smooth and flush with adjoining members.
This model is also supplied with Flow-Flexer bag activators that promote continuous and complete discharge of free- and non-free-flowing materials through the bag spout. The bag spout interface features a patented Spout-Lock clamp ring that makes a high-integrity connection between the product side of the bag spout and the product side of the equipment, and a Tele-Tube telescoping tube that maintains downward tension on the spout as the bag empties and elongates, promoting total evacuation.
The devices prevent the escape of dust throughout the entire discharging process, from the untying of bag spouts to the retying of partially empty bags to the collapsing and retying of empty bags.
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