Big Bag Unloader BBU

Receiving
Big Bag Unloader BBU

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. 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 - Outlet fixations

Twin-ring Docking Station

  • Inner ring adjustable to discharge spout
  • Contact pressure of cover is adjustable
  • Optional dedusting or vacuum application at the back of the station
  • Single ring connection as alternative
  • Dust-free docking station ensures optimum process and operator safety
  • State-of-the-art working safety and maintenance-friendly

Discharge Box

  • Simple mechanical execution ensures high process reliability 
  • For low dusting products the sealing is done by the Big Bag itself
  • Optional dedusting at the back of the station 
  • State of the art working safety and maintenance-friendly
     

BBU - Integrated hoist installation

Characteristics

  • Load carrying beam: 2000 kg
  • Hoist beam: 2700 mm length, (1200 mm sits outside the frame) 
  • Lifting cross made of carbon steel and stainless steel
  • Hoist with 1000 kg up to 2000 kg load capacity 
  • Option: Hygienic execution/ food grade oil 
  • Option: Reduced installation height
  • Option: ATEX-Executions for dust or gas zone

Alternatives for Big-Bag loading

  • To the ceiling
  • Via central crane 
  • Via fork lift truck
BBU Big Bag Unloader

BBU – Process connections

  • Direct discharge into hopper
  • Discharge into intermediate container
  • Via nibbler and rotary valve into lean-phase pneumatic conveying line
  • Into sending vessel and dense-phase conveying 
  • Via feeder into vacuum conveying line
  • Direct discharge into vacuum conveying
  • Feeding into hopper or reactor
  • Inclined conveying screw 
Big Bag Top Unloader

Closing device for partially empty Big Bags (option)

  • 2 pneumatically operated slide gates close the outlet spout while material flows out 
  • Robust execution
  • Hygienic or non-hygienic design available 
  • Retrofit kit available
  • Minimised installation height
  • Optimised adaptation to local recipe mixture
  • Fail-safe and maintenance-free 
BBU - Containment

BBU - Containment

System depending on OEL classification  

We have solutions for: 

  • Special attention to connection and dedusting
  • Disposal of empty Big Bag’s
     

BBU – Hygiene

  • Open profile frame
  • Stainless Steel hoist beam and frame
  • Polished finish for all contact parts 
  • Hoist special execution; ss wheels, ss chain or belt
  • Drip pan
  • Protection cover open inlet
  • Fully welded 
  • Single ring docking station with spillage ring 
     

BBU – Other module options

Module options: 

  • Vibrating table or paddle system for better flowability
  • Stretch device to facilitate emptying of the Big Bags
  • Weighing unloading station and or crane 
  • Scale/complete emptying frame
  • Vacuuming of the Big Bag before dismantling
  • De-dusting filter unit
  • Logistic - roller conveying system 
  • Empty bag disposal
     

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