Many manufacturing processes require product in sacks to be discharged at the infeed point. Powder products have their own set of handling problems, dust containment being high on the list. The COSHH Regulations require employers/business owners to provide a dust-free environment for their process operators to work in. The handling of powders, flakes, pellets etc can be one of the most time consuming, labour intensive and hazardous processes in industry. Thousands of people are affected each year resulting in illnesses as serious as lung disease and cancer. It is important that efficient solutions are made available to combat suffering and also the high economic costs relating to occupational ill health.
For over 25 years Palamatic has been at the forefront of designing sack opening machinery to suit a variety of process related operations. The main objectives of Palamatic’s range of machines is to maximise product retrieval, ensure good house-keeping and help businesses comply with the COSHH Regulations. Once opened the product leaves the machine outlet into onward processing such as into collection hoppers, vibratory screens, screw or aero mechanical conveyors.
As no two manufacturing processes are the same and with individual site plan restrictions to take account for Palamatic has developed a range of machines.
The Manual Sack Tip machines have a small footprint and due to the size of the inlet door is suitable for opening a wide range of sacks.
The standard machine incorporates a waste sack compactor located at the rear and includes an integral swing wing reverse jet dust extraction unit complete with control panel.
The operator simply places the sack onto the infeed tray using a Palamatic vacuum tube sack lifter and slits the sack with the knife provided. The product is emptied through the mesh support grill and the empited sack is then posted into the empty sack compactor where it is compacted and extruded into a dust tight polythene tube for disposal.