Growing your bulk handling system to handle growing production
In this column, we'll cover pneumatic unloading systems for materials received in bulk bags or bulk truck trailers or railcars.1, 2 Find related information in these previous "Pneumatic points to ponder.." columns: March 1991, November 1994, November 1995, March 1999, and July 1999.
The switch to unloading bulk bags One of the best problems your dry bulk materials plant can face is the need to change material handling methods because your business is growing and production is increasing. Like many plants, yours probably started out using one production line and receiving raw materials in small bags. But now, as production has expanded, you use more material, and handling all those small bags is becoming labor intensive. The next logical step is switching to receiving materials in bulk bags, which can hold about 1,000 pounds of material and can be discharged by a semiautomatic unloader.