The Alternative To Paddle Style Bulk Bag Dischargers
In our last article, The Truth Abouth Paddle Style Bulk Bag Dischargers, we investigated the inherent design flaws that make this type of big bag unloader a problem relative to ergonomics and safety, dusting and flow inducement.
In this article we examine an excellent alternative to paddle style bulk bag unloaders: the hopper style bulk bag discharger.
This is a relatively simple design that requires no moving parts (other than a totally enclosed electric vibrator) that has proven to be, in comparison to paddle style dischargers, easy and safe to use, excellent at containing dust and extremely effective at inducing flow.
Further, hopper style big bag unloaders do not require outlet spout clamps to try and solve inherent design problems as do paddle style dischargers (although as you will learn below, hopper style dischargers and outlet spout clamps are two of three design elements that comprise total dust containment bulk bag dischargers!).