National Bulk Equipment provides this video library as a resource to the bulk material handling marketplace. Included in the video library are in-use videos and animated operating sequence demonstrations of integrated bulk material processing and packaging systems, as well as videos of individual, bulk material handling equipment. Bulk material handling equipment and system types include: bulk bag fillers, bulk bag unloaders, container fillers, container dumpers, as well as material conditioning, and bulk material storage systems.
Materials of Construction for Sanitary Bulk Material Handling Equipment
The materials of construction and workmanship of this process-specific sanitary tote dumper ensures Optimal Compliance Contribution (OCC). This sanitary bulk material handling equipment design improves product safety, protection of personnel, cleaning and sanitizing times, and simplifies validation and inspection.
There are typically four primary areas of equipment design and construction that should be considered when assessing the Optimal Compliance Contribution (OCC) advantages of sanitary-specific bulk material handling systems relative to general industrial processing equipment. Those four areas are: materials of construction, contaminant abatement, cleanability, and accessibility.
Product Safety and Contaminant Abatement in Sanitary Process Equipment
The sanitary-specific design of this bulk material container dumper represents a comprehensive approach to the successful abatement of contaminants inherent in sanitary bulk material handling equipment designed to provide optimal compliance contribution (OCC). The sanitary equipment design helps eliminate collection of contaminants, and simplifies cleaning, validation, and inspection of bulk material handling systems in sanitary process operations.
Optimal Compliance Contribution: Sanitary Bulk Material Handling Systems
Optimal Compliance Contribution (OCC) is attained by those application-specific, sanitary bulk material handling system designs that provide the most reliable and repeatable compliance performance, require the lowest total level of resource consumption, and work to ensure the highest confidence in product safety.
Bulk Material Handling Equipment: Cleanability in Sanitary Applications
The sanitary-specific design of this bulk material tote dumper improves Optimal Compliance Contribution (OCC) by eliminating the added costs and hindrances to cleanability that processing operations have had to tolerate from general industrial bulk material handling equipment designs. This sanitary equipment design reduces cleaning steps, reduces water and detergent use, improves cleanability, and protects product.
Bulk Material Handling Equipment: Accessibility in Sanitary Applications
The application-specific design of this sanitary bulk material tote dumper helps achieve Optimal Compliance Contribution (OCC) with features that improve access to enclosed areas, while ensuring worker safety, improving functional performance, and maintaining stringent product safety requirements.
NBE ProductSaver™ Systems for Wet Packaged Material Reclamation
Processing and packaging operations are often forced to dispose of, or destroy, off-spec wet product and its packaging because the labor re-allocation, plant contamination risks, minimal product recovery, and clean up costs associated with manual recovery efforts are too great. NBE ProductSaver packaged material reclamation systems ensure the controlled removal from the package of free- flowing, or flow-resistant, wet contents, and the complete separation of the contents from the packaging material. The packaged material is reclaimed for proper handling, packaging is recovered for recycling, labor remains on-task, product safety is protected, and process sustainability values are increased.
NBE ProductSaver™ Systems for Dry Packaged Material Reclamation
Material loss reduction, once an issue only for upstream processing operations, is now reaching into the downstream functions of packaging and logistics to find additional gains in material savings. Scrutiny of the costs and causes of material loss, together with the marketplace pursuit of sustainability initiatives, have identified as a priority the efficient reclamation of packaged material and packaging that may be off-spec, mis-labeled, or for other reasons, unsalable. NBE ProductSaver packaged material reclamation systems will immediately contribute to reducing process-wide material loss, improving labor efficiency, and providing positive data for sustainability scoring initiatives.
Bulk Bag Fillers for Sanitary Applications; FDA, 3-A, USDA Compliant
NBE sanitary bulk bag fillers are designed and constructed to meet application-specific, regulatory guidelines and standards, including: FDA, USDA, 3-A, and BISSC. Sanitary process operations are no place to settle for force-fit, general-industry bulk material handling equipment. Distinctive features of NBE sanitary bulk bag filler construction include: angled-plane and rounded-radius framework to reduce material build up and speed moisture removal; 32 Ra finish on internal and external welds to improve cleaning and aid inspection by eliminating ripples, pits, and crevices; hermetically sealed connectors and components; and tool-less disassembly/re-assembly to speed return to service.
Container Dumper for Sanitary Applications; FDA, 3-A, USDA Compliant
This NBE sanitary container dumper is specifically designed for food processing and pharmaceutical processing applications where compliance with FDA, USDA, 3-A, BISSC, or international standards is required. The NBE sanitary bulk tote dumper complies with process protocols where 3-A Accepted Practices or other cGMPs are necessary. The NBE sanitary container dumper design includes CIP features, such as: 304-2b construction, continuous-weld seams ground to a No. 4 finish, and tool-less, quick-clean component designs to simplify sanitizing and inspection.
Bulk Bag Hanger with Integrated Flow Aid to Ensure Complete Material Discharge
Bulk bag discharging of dry bulk materials having semi free-flowing to non free-flowing characteristics is done quickly and completely using the National Bulk Equipment automatic bulk bag loop retractor. The automatic loop retractor design draws the bulk bag corners up and in to form the bulk bag into a conical shape. The bulk bag shape speeds the flow of material from the bag and ensures that all of the dry material is completely unloaded from the bulk bag.
Bulk Bag Unloader: Dust-free Spout Interface Discharge System
Dust-free bulk bag unloading, and complete bulk bag discharge are made possible with the E3™ closed-cycle dust recovery system from National Bulk Equipment. The E3 system encloses the bulk bag spout within a sealed containment cylinder. Material dust created during bulk bag discharging is filtered, collected, and returned to the process stream. The sealed cylinder lowers to elongate the enclosed bulk bag spout; the bag forms to a conical shape providing fast and complete bulk material discharge.
Bulk Bag Unloader with Bulk Bag Conditioning Deblocking Rams
Bulk bag unloaders, with automated bulk bag conditioners built into the system framework, use two conditioning platens, powered by two, 3-1/2 inch bore hydraulic cylinders to provide 28,000 lbs. of material breakup force; well beyond the force of pneumatic bag impactor designs. NBE bulk bag conditioners quickly and safely process severely agglomerated dry bulk materials for introduction to downstream operations.
Size Reduction Crumbler for Dry Bulk Material Processing
Dry bulk material size reduction crumblers or crushers from National Bulk Equipment provide efficient conditioning of severely agglomerated, rock-hard materials such as chemicals, pharmaceuticals, food, powder, mined products, and general industrial materials. NBE bulk material size reduction equipment use rotating shafts of hardened agitator teeth to break material against stationary grate bars; material is reduced to optimal size and condition for introduction to downstream processes.
Bulk Bag Dischargers: Automated Bulk Bag Unloader Systems
NBE bulk bag dischargers, also known as bulk bag unloaders, are designed to provide consistent material introduction to downstream packaging and processing operations. NBE integrated automation and material conditioning components work together at the point of introduction to ensure NBE bulk bag unloaders deliver to downstream processes material that is accurately batched, properly conditioned, and reliably supplied.
Bulk Bag Fillers: Automated Bulk Bag Filling Systems
NBE bulk bag fillers, also know as FIBC fillers or bulk bag fill stations, provide processing and packaging operations the assurance of certified, repeatable, highly accurate bulk bag filling and weighing. NTEP-certified bulk bag weigh systems measure material weights to an accuracy of +/- .01%. Bulk bag filling risk assessment design procedures, together with available USDA/3-A certified construction, aid in protecting operators, enhancing total plant safety, attaining regulatory compliance, and protecting product from process contamination.
Filling, Part 1:
Multiple Container Mode
When in multiple container mode, the NBE variable container filling system uses an automated, vibratory densifier arm and pad to individually densify each drum on a pallet. When a single drum fill and densification cycle is complete, the pallet deck rotates to repeat the cycle with each drum on the pallet.
Filling, Part 2:
Single Container Mode
When in single container mode, the NBE variable container filling system uses a deck-only vibratory densifier for large single containers such as gaylords, totes, and bulk bags. The NBE design isolates a high intensity, low frequency vibration to the deck of the system rather than vibrating the entire base of the unit.