National Bulk Equipment, Inc.


Bulk Bag Conditioning

Bulk Bag Conditioning: In-Use Advantages

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Massage Paddles

Deblocking Rams

NBE bulk bag conditioning components are designed to integrate directly into new NBE bulk bag dischargers. NBE fully-integrated bulk bag conditioning components speed the completion of bulk bag loading, conditioning, discharging, and unloading cycles by up to 25% when compared to the same cycle of loading and unloading a free-standing conditioner, then loading and unloading a separate bulk bag unloader. When factored over an 8-hour shift, this reduction in cycle times can increase the number of bulk bag load-to-unload cycles by up to 30%.

NBE integral bulk bag conditioning components can be individually designed into NBE bulk bag dischargers, or integrated together to provide efficient flow control for even the most difficult solidified material. Other NBE accessories, such as bag loop retractors and spout lump deblockers can also be designed into NBE bulk bag dischargers to further reduce bag cycle times, increase operator safety, and improve total line operation.

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Bulk Bag Conditioning: Features & Integration Guide

Massage Paddles:
NBE massage paddles are designed to loosen material that, while stored in the bulk bag, has become severely case hardened. Pneumatic cylinder action presses the two, contoured massage paddles together against the sides and bottom of the bulk bag forcing the material to break up and flow through the bulk bag discharge spout.

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Massage Paddles

Each paddle is actuated by a 6" bore pneumatic cylinder that raises the paddle to a vertical position with the flow aid portion of the paddle reaching 15° past vertical. Heavy Duty (HD) massage paddles utilize two 6" bore pneumatic cylinders per paddle.

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Massage Paddles

Bulk Bag Massage Paddles
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Heavy Duty Massage Paddles

Each paddle is actuated by a 6" bore pneumatic cylinder that raises the paddle to a vertical position with the flow aid portion of the paddle reaching 15° past vertical. Heavy Duty (HD) massage paddles utilize two 6" bore pneumatic cylinders per paddle.

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Heavy Duty Massage Paddles

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Deblocking Rams:
NBE deblocking rams work to break up severely agglomerated material that often results from storing or shipping material in bulk bags. Two hydraulic cylinders drive the rams, in a controlled action, together to reduce the material to a size that will pass through the bag discharge spout. Ram platen configurations can be custom-manufactured to specific material requirements.

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Deblocking Rams

Each ram is actuated by a 3-1/2" bore hydraulic cylinder that provides the force to effectively crush severely agglomerated lumps into smaller chunks that can pass through the discharge spout of the bag.

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Heavy Duty Deblocking Rams

Bulk Material Deblocking Rams

Spout Lump Deblocker:
NBE spout lump deblockers use two, opposing curved plates to break apart dry bulk material lumps that may wedge in the discharge spout of a bulk bag. The pneumatic cylinders simultaneously retract each plate to deblock the trapped, agglomerated material. Delumped material and the remaining material in the bag flow freely into the downstream processes.

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Spout Lump Deblocker

NBE spout lump deblockers use two, opposing curved plates to break apart dry bulk material lumps that wedge in the discharge spout of a bulk bag. The pneumatic cylinders simultaneously retract each plate to deblock the trapped, agglomerated material. Delumped material and the remaining material in the bag flow freely into the downstream processes.

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Spout Lump Deblocker

Spout Lump Deblocker