The system comprises of a sack tip hopper, mounted on a mobile frame with heavy-duty castors, into which bags of raw materials can be ‘ripped and tipped’. Providing a safe and convenient way to store and transfer the product into the main process, the hopper has a control panel affixed, together with a hood for dust containment.
Connected to the hopper is an AMC, which elevates raw materials directly into the mixer, thereby providing operator safety by reducing the requirement for manual handling. Being able to handle a vast range of different powders and capable of feeding multiple mixing vessels at different locations to reduce batch delivery time, the mobile unit provides a highly efficient method of conveying materials.
Ideal for a variety of applications in a multitude of industries, AMCs are a tubular design, consisting of a wire rope assembly with evenly spaced polyurethane discs that move at high speed.
This action creates an air stream running at the same velocity and as the material is fed into the air stream, it is fluidized and conveyed to the outlet where it is ejected.
AMCs offer a dust-free sealed system for ultra-fine powders, can convey a wide variety of materials, is ideal for powdered or granular food products or chemicals, has low power consumption, easy cleaning, and multi-outlet distribution.
In a mobile configuration, the AMC also has optional height adjustment when it has to pass under low doorways or when it is needed to discharge at differing heights.
“We’re working with a number of customers currently who require maximum versatility on-site, for which the mobile sack tip unit and AMC is ideal. A true ‘plugin and operate’ system, the unit increases workflow, whilst ensuring operator safety,” said Rhodri Jones, a regional sales manager at Spiroflow.