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Innovation to empty large number of bags in feed mill

At the upcoming EuroTier, Dinnissen Process Technology will showcase the Dima 1200 bag emptier with integrated automated pallet handler.

Emptying a large number of bags with various ingredients in the feed, food, pharma and chemical industries is a labour-intensive, unsafe and expensive activity. In response to the needs of such clients,

Dinnissen developed the new Dima 1200 bag emptier with integrated automated pallet handler. With this fully automated facility, a forklift operator can empty between 200 and 1500 bags, (i.e. 200 kg to 50 tons, per hour). All the operator has to do is to feed the pallets with the bags into the facility. The pallets are first tipped at an angle, after which the bags are fed, layer by layer, via a special conveyor into the rotating drum unit of the Dima 1200.

Inside the unit, two shafts, each fitted with five knives, cut the bags open from the top and the bottom side. The ingredients then leave the unit through a perforation in the rotating drum and are collected in a special storage container. The end result is an efficient and very effective separation of the packaging from its contents. The rotating drum is fitted with a sophisticated suction and feedback system that prevents the emission of fine particles or loss of product. Depending upon the specific product in question, the particle size distribution, and the type of bag processed, the Dima 1200 can empty and recover between 99.5% and 99.99% of the product inside the bag.

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