National Bulk Equipment
Dry bulk-material handling system increases process efficiency
National Bulk Equipment offers a bulk-bag unloading system designed and built for applications in regulated process industries. The system’s angled-plane framework with rounded radii reduces material accumulation and speeds moisture removal during washing in place. Operators can access the system’s component enclosures easily, which simplifies validation and inspection. In addition, the system’s process controls and automation comply with the specifications of the International Organization for Standardization.
A bulk-bag conditioner is integrated directly into the bulk-bag unloader’s structural framework. This design eliminates the repetitive loading and unloading that freestanding bag conditioners require and reduces the process to a single load–unload cycle. During an 8-h shift, the system’s integrated bag conditioning can increase the total number of bags processed from 12 to 16, according to the company.
The bulk-material handling system is built to handle free-flowing and fine materials, which are common to the pharmaceutical industry. Its dry and liquid product contact areas are constructed of 304–2b stainless steel.