The TIP-TITE Drum Dumping System from Flexicon Corp. automatically rolls drums containing bulk material into position, dumps the material into downstream equipment and rolls empty drums out of the dumping station. This allows safe, high-capacity transfer from drums of all popular sizes weighing up to 750 lb (340 kg).
Once full drums are rolled onto the dumping station platform, a hydraulic cylinder raises and seats the drum rim against a discharge hood. A second hydraulic cylinder then tips the drum to an angle of 45, 60 or 90 degrees with a motion-dampening feature. At full rotation, the slide gate opens to allow controlled discharge of material into downstream process equipment. After the empty container is returned to its upright position, the rolling motion is reversed, and the container is halted in front of a pneumatically actuated pusher, which transfers the empty drum to the return conveyor for removal. Meanwhile, another full drum rolls into position on the dumping platform.