Bulk bag fillers are used to load bulk bags (aka Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers, or FIBC) with different types of powders, granules, pellets, flakes, and more. Product can flow into a bulk bag mounted onto the filler using gravity, or fed from mechanical or pneumatic conveyors. Bags can be filled and weighed at the same time. Due to nature of the materials involved and the process of filling bulk bags, bulk bagging chemical powders is an operation that needs to carried out safely and effectively.
Bulk bags are used to hold many types of materials and products. These include chemical powders and granules, such as fertilizer, hydrated lime, zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, and others. Besides chemical powders, other common materials loaded into bulk bags include food and agricultural products and various building and industrial materials. The bulk bags used to hold these materials and products are usually made from lined or unlined poly-woven materials, and often weigh between 1000-4000 pounds (454-1814 Kg) when filled.
Bulk bagging chemical powders can entail a number of challenges. A good filler can address these challenges. Key things to look for when selecting a filler to bag chemical powders include the following:
Bagstander bulk bag fillers from UniTrak are designed with an adjustable framework that will straddle a pallet or optional platform scale with controller-enabled bulk bag weight control. Bagstander bulk bag fillers are constructed with a fully welded frame made from carbon steel, with stainless steel construction available as an option. The ventilated collar is manufactured from stainless steel and fitted with a removable dust sock which allows for direct connection to a dust collection system. A fork-lift (FLT) option is also available which enables the filler to be easily moved to different locations. This option adds integrated fork-lift pockets, together with a solid bottom plate and cross braces for additional strength.
Bagstander bulk bag fillers are designed to fill bulk bags with a variety of materials, including chemical powders, accurately and safely. Utilizing a low- maintenance design, Bagstander bulk bag fillers offer years of trouble-free maintenance. To find out more about how UniTrak can help you fill bulk bags with chemical powders, please contact our sales team for further information.