T6 Bulk Bag Unloader with Hoist

For when a forklift isn't available

Our T6 bulk bag unloader is a fully self-contained unloading station for dust-free and controllable bulk bag emptying.

The T6 has an integral “I” beam and hoist for loading bags into the unloader and is directly connected to an enclosed conveyor for direct transfer of product to process machinery. Bulk bags may be brought to the unloader by pallet truck and stored ready for lifting without the need for forklift assistance. Full dust control features are incorporated.

Like all of our bulk bag unloaders, the T6 can be provided with a multitude of options such as loss-in-weight batch controls, extended gantry frame & hoist for multi-bag processing, bag dump door, hygienic liner clamp, liner remover, bag massagers to aid material flow, and more.  Of course, custom designs are always available.

Features

  • Space-saving integral bag hoist with a runway beam
  • Dispenses contents by volume or weight
  • Integral conveyor or feeder
  • Quiet operation
  • No forklift truck required
  • Full dust control
  • HOW IT WORKS
  • MODELS & SPECIFICATIONS
  • YOUR UNLOADING REQUIREMENTS
  • COMPONENTS

HOW IT WORKS

The T6 Integral Hoist Bulk Bag Unloader is used when bulk bags must be loaded and unloaded into the frame without the use of a forklift.

This bulk bag unloader is made of heavy-duty square tubing framework with cross members, an upper frame and an “I” beam for the 2-ton electric hoist with trolley for lifting the bulk bag into the support dish.  The bulk bag provides the seal against the support dish for a dust free seal.  The heavy-duty 4 in./ 100 mm square steel tube frame is welded directly to the support dish. The T6 Bulk Bag Unloader can incorporate a number of design options in order to provide maximum versatility & ease of use. The discharge of the chute is custom made to fit the application.

Process Steps 

STEP 1: A bulk bag of product is fitted with the Bag Lifting Frame.

STEP 2: The operator lifts the bulk bag into place with the integral hoist & trolley.

STEP 3: With the weight of the bag safely supported by the Support Dish, the operator can now freely & safely access the bottom spout of the bag.

STEP 4: The operator opens the access door & unties the bag spout.

MODELS & SPECIFICATIONS

The T6 bulk bag unloader is one of several designs we offer.  Features of our various models are typically mixed and matched to accommodate specific application needs.  And, of course, we regularly build custom designs.  Here is a list of our basic models.  Your Spiroflow Sales Engineer will evaluate your needs and recommend the best configuration to do the job.

MODELDESCRIPTION
T1Entry level basic frame design available in the UK & Europe
T2For unloading by volume
T3For loss-in-weight unloading
T4For unloading single trip bags
T5For discharging in low headroom areas
T6Includes an integral hoist when a forklift truck is not available to load/unload bags into/out of the bulk bag unloader
T7For unloading multiple types of containers including bulk bags, rigid bins & boxes/octabins
T8For USDA/3A applications
T9-CVFor total containment when handling volatile or explosive materials
T10 & T11For pharmaceutical applications
Flo StyleFlo Style unloaders, from our purchase of Control & Metering, have a 40º or 60º sloped hopper that supports & shapes the bag for ease of discharge. Pulse vibration, instead of massage paddles, is used to induce material flow. The bag is kept elongated via gravity throughout discharge. It can be configured as a T2, T3, T4 or T6.

Specifications

  

Description

The T6 Integral Hoist Bulk Bag Unloader is used when bulk bags must be loaded and unloaded into the frame without the use of a forklift.

This bulk bag unloader is made of heavy-duty square tubing framework with cross members, an upper frame & an "I" beam for the 2-ton electric hoist with trolley for lifting the bulk bag into the support dish. The bulk bag provides the seal against the support dish for a dust free seal. Heavy-duty 4 in./ 100 mm square steel tube frame is welded directly to the support dish.
The T6 Unloader can incorporate a number of design options in order to provide maximum versatility & ease of use. The discharge chute is custom made to fit the application.

Standard Materials of Construction

Carbon/mild steel is standard.
Optional 304 or 316 stainless steel is available.
NOTE: The runway & carrier beams are of carbon/mild steel.

Pneumatic Requirements

Side Massage: 80 PSI (5.5 Bar) at 2 CFM (56.6 L)/Cycle
Corner Massage: 80 PSI (5.5 Bar) at 4 CFM (113.3 L)/Cycle
Bottom/Dish Massage: 80 PSI (5.5 Bar) at 1 CFM (28 L)/Cycle
Spout Closure Bars: 80 PSI (5.5 Bar) at 1 CFM (28 L)/Cycle
Note: If run continuously 8 L/min @ 5.5 bar
Chute/Hopper Vibrator: 80 PSI (5.5 Bar) at 3 CFM (85 L)/Cycle
Dust Collector: 80 PSI (5.5 Bar) at 35 CFM (991 L)/Cycle

Electrical Requirements

Hoist Assembly: 2 hp (1.5 kW)
Trolley Assembly: 0.25 hp (.19 kW)Optional Chute/Hopper Vibrator: 0.13 hp (.1 kW)
Optional Hopper Agitator: 0.33 hp (.25 kW)
Optional NEMA 4/ATEX Panel with
ON/OFF Switch for Vibrator or Agitator: 0.33 hp (.25 kW)
Optional Dust Collector: 1.5 hp (1.1 kW)
Optional Level Probe: 24V DC

Dust Control/Air Displacement

Dust Extraction Port
Optional Integrated Dust Collector: NEMA 4, TEFC (Stainless Steel Only)
Optional Integrated Dust Collector: XP (Stainless Steel Only)
Optional Free-Standing Dust Collector: NEMA 4, TEFC (Stainless Steel Only)

Check out our Bulk Bag Unloader Comparison Chart 

This document compares our bulk bag unloader offerings based on design options.  Of course, our engineers will assess your application needs & recommend the optimal design.

YOUR UNLOADING REQUIREMENTS

Before purchasing a bulk bag unloader always ask these key questions:

  • Will the bulk bag unloader accept varying bag sizes?
  • Will the bulk bag unloader handle poor flowing products?
  • Is there a forklift available or is an integral hoist needed?
  • Does the bulk bag unloader provide a controlled flow when the spout is opened?
  • Does the bulk bag unloader have a bag tensioning device to ensure all product is discharged?
  • Is discharge of the bag contents required by weight or by volume?
  • Is there provision for restraining and/or removing the inner liner?
  • Is an integral take-off conveyor required?
  • Is there a height restriction?
  • Is there a way to empty small bags in case the bulk bag supply of material is interrupted?
  • Does your plant require a hygienic bulk bag unloader or USDA/FDA approved equipment?
  • What dust control features are incorporated into the bulk bag unloader?
    • When untying the bag spout
    • While the product is being discharged
    • When the inner liner is being removed
    • When the bag is removed and folded for disposal
  • Is the product or environment hazardous?
  • Is static grounding and monitoring required?
  • Is the environment covered by NEC regulations?

COMPONENTS

 

Check out our Bulk Bag Unloader Comparison Chart 

This document compares our bulk bag unloader offerings based on design options.  Of course, our engineers will assess your application needs & recommend the optimal design.