Cost Effective Product Recovery
High speed bag opening systems are used to reclaim product from mis-filled bags, or to transfer ingredients from bags when it isn't available or cost effective in semi-bulk.
Applicon builds a family of bag slitting systems to cleanly open kraft, poly lined kraft, polyethylene, and even woven polypropylene bags and sacks.
Semi manual SMS-2 is an inexpensive compact system to open up to 2 bags per minute. Operator places the bag onto grate, and actuates an undergrate cutter using safety dual palm buttons. This splits the bag on the underside where it is needed, and eliminates the risk of handling or dropping a handheld knife. This system is suitable for organic or inorganic products, and readily handles oversize bags.
MSBS-6 is a compact system to open up to six bags per minute. Operator places the bag onto the feed belt, and it is conveyed inside where it is partially slit, bent, stretched and vibrated. The empty bag is flattened and ejected to a container, compactor or baler. This system does not handle oversize bags, but it suitable for organic or inorganic products.
Fully automatic HSBS-10-xx systems open up to 15 bags per minute (up to 30 tons per hour of product). Short body (-05) is used for free flowing products. Long body (-08) is used for difficult powders or fibrous materials that don't release readily from the opened bag. Both systems feature dual knife cassettes for quick, safe blade changes.
This system is suitable for inorganic products, and readily handles oversize bags.
Debris & Dust Free
Product recovery is virtually complete and free of packaging bits or shards. The waste packaging is ejected nearly dust free for compaction and disposal or recycling. High throughput systems can be made for single floor operation, or can be fed from an upper floor or mezzanine, discharging product below.
Options with these systems are product sifting, product conveying, waste material baling.
Recovered product discharges to portable bin or conveying system.
Type of bags|
• Kraft or lined kraft
• Pillow or gusseted polyethylene
• Woven polypropylene
• Spiral belt or chain
• Inclined belt
• Steep incline belt
• Vertical carousel lift
• 10 to 12 bpm for fully automatic
• Ejection to vacuum conveying
• Ejection to baler or compactor
• Manual ejection (low volume only)
• Integral screening
• Fill head to portable bins
• Rotary airlock to pneu conveyor
• Integral mechanical conveyor
• Integral collection & dust return
• Or, exhaust to plant collector