Finding the best type of bulk bag unloader for your application isn’t difficult, at least it doesn’t have to be. The most important part about the bulk bag unloader (bulk bag discharger) selection process is understanding what you need out of the machine.
Here at Spiroflow, we assist with bulk bag unloader projects all over the world. The conversations between our engineers and our customers revolve around understanding your application. We can recommend the best type of unloader for you once we know your specific needs.
This article is for anyone that’s not ready to have a conversation with a sales rep or engineer. I wrote this to help your research process. I hope this gives you an idea of what to expect when you’re ready to discuss bulk bag unloaders with a supplier.
Determining Your Requirements
Understanding your application is the starting point for any piece of custom-designed equipment. A supplier is going to ask about your goals, product, layout, measuring techniques, rate, and more. They want to get an idea of how to make the installation a success.
- Will you be discharging by volume or by weight?
- Are your bulk bags used for single trips?
- Do you have height restrictions?
- Forklift or hoist loaded?
- Are you emptying more than just bulk bags?
- Do you need total containment?
Bulk Bag Unloader Types
Now that you have an idea of what a supplier will ask from you, here’s what they could come back with. These examples are based on the models we offer at Spiroflow.