Big Bag Unloader BBU

Receiving
Big Bag Unloader BBU

FIBC Handling: Modular, flexible and dust-tight by design

The GERICKE BBU Big Bag Unloader® consists of standardised components, which can be combined to form application-specific solutions for FIBC. This not only enables us to build units exactly for your current needs, but also enables adjustment or modification of the unit later, if your requirements change.

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BBU - Loading infrastructure
BBU - Loading infrastructure

BBU - LOADING INFRASTRUCTURE

Characteristics

  • Load carrying beam: 2000 kg
  • Hoist beam: 2800 mm Length
  • Lifting cross made of carbon steel or stainless steel
  • Hoist with 1000 or 2000 kg load capacity

Options

  • Hygienic execution –traverse with oil collector and angled bars on top frame
  • Reduced installation height
  • ATEX-executions for dust or gas zones

Loading alternatives

  • To the ceiling
  • Via central crane

BBU – FLOWABILITY

The different modules are designed for safety and to improve the flowability of the product.

Versions

  • Big-Bag Resting Table (resting point for Big-Bag)
  • Big-Bag Vibrating Table (for medium flowing powders)
  • Big-Bag Under Massagers (for poor flowing powders)

Discharge boxes are a simple mechanical execution and used for low dusting products in which the sealing is done by the Big-Bag itself. (Optional dedusting at the back of the station is possible).

  • Big-Bag Resting Table incl. Discharge box with door (for flowing powders)
  • Big-Bag Vibrating Resting Table incl. Discharge box with door (for poor flowing powders)
BBU Under massager
Front view assembly
Front view assembly

BBU – KEY INNOVATIVE DESIGN SOLUTIONS FOR SAFETY & HYGIENE

  • Angled bar frames designed to meet hygiene requirements
  • Frame support bars – strengthened and welded
  • Stretch unit – designed to improve hygiene, safety and reduce production cost
  • Open accessibility from the front - designed to improve operator safety
  • Hoisting big-bag from the side or back of station - designed to improve operator safety and stability of frame
  • Twin ring docking station with preventative external big-bag contamination solution
  • Polished finish for all contact parts
  • Drip pan attached to traverse
  • Protection cover open inlet
  • Optimised flowability modules designed to improve hygiene, safety and reduce production costs
BBU Big Bag Unloader

BBU – PROCESS INTERFACE

Our Big-Bag Unloader can fit into your whole process line. The bottom frame of the Big-Bag Unloading station is adapted to the specific requirements of the plant.

Some connection options

  • Direct discharge into a hopper
  • Discharge into intermediate container
  • Via Nibbler and Rotary Valve into a lean-phase pneumatic conveying line
  • Into sending vessel and dense-phase pneumatic conveying
  • Direct discharge into vacuum conveying
  • Feeding into hopper or reactor
  • Inclined conveying screw
BBU Big Bag Unloader
BBU - Dust containment (flow choke)
BBU - Dust containment (flow choke)

BBU – DUST CONTAINMENT

A Gericke dust-free docking station ensures optimum process safety and is maintenance free.

Features

  • Multiple sizes available to fit to the big bag discharge spout
  • Contact pressure of cover is adjustable
  • Optional dedusting at the back of the station

Procedure

  • Lift Big-Bag into the station
  • Open cover of docking station
  • Pull outlet spout over the inner ring of the docking station
  • Close cover of docking station
  • Open outlet spout
  • Material starts to flow

BBU - EXTRA FLOWABILITY (STRECHT UNIT) 
The stretch device is used for stretching the outlet spout after opening to improve product flow.

BBU – DUST CONTAINMENT (FLOW CHOKE)
Pneumatic operated closing system for closing a half full Big-Bag.

BBU – OTHER MODULAR OPTIONS (CUSTOMISATION)

Customisation examples

  • Weighing loading station or crane
  • Scale/complete emptying frame
  • Vacuuming on the Big-Bag before dismantling
  • Dedusting filter unit
  • Logistic – roller conveying system
  • Empty Big-Bag disposal
  • Closing device to partially empty Big-Bags
Big Bag Unloader BBU

Gericke Big-Bag Unloader BBU

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